Two Students Chosen to Receive the 2023 Prize
Samuel Ransley of the University of Maine won the Prize for his paper entitled “Mechanisms of Totalitarian Development.”
Nadine Y. Al Annabi won the Prize for her paper entitled “Comparative Analysis of America’s and Germany’s Higher Education Systems.”
Both papers will be published in the summer of 2023.
Samuel Ransley is a senior at the University of Maine, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Economics. He is scheduled to graduate in May, 2023. His winning paper examines the works of Hannah Arendt and George Orwell with the goal of explaining the factors leading to the development of totalitrianism.
Nadine Al Annabi graduated from the University at Albany, SUNY in December 2022. Her major was Political Science (honors) with a minor in English. Her winning paper compares the higher education systems in Germany and the United States with the aim of understanding the variables that may be associated with establishment of universal tuition-free college education.
In addition to the Prize recipients, the Selection Committee awarded Honorable Mention recognition to Aidan Harn-Flood of Santa Clara University. Mr. Harn-Flood’s paper is entitled “Synthetic and Segregated: Political Effects of Nationalism in South Africa and China.”