C.I.S.E.P. The Claremont International Studies Education Project
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Essay Contest and
Research Symposium



High school students are invited to submit either a traditional essay or a power point essay on the topic of International Migration. Students are encouraged to address the topic of International Migration through one of the following approaches: a case study of a particular people, theories of why people move, impact of immigration or emmigration, ways governments respond to international migration.


The CISEP High School Essay Contest is open to students in grades 9-12 from Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Orange County and Ventura County.


All entries are due by Wednesday January 10, 2007. Entries will be reveiwed by a team of 3 judges. All participants will recieve certifcates of participation. Additionally, ten finalists will receive a $100 cash award and be enoucraged to present their research at the CISEP High School Research Symposium. CISEP will publish the winning entries on this site for public viewing. Winning entries will be notified by January 24, 2007. Please refer to the following links for essay requirements and official entry form.

High School Research Symposium

The CISEP High School Research Symposium brings students to the beuatiful campus at Pitzer College and provides them with the unique opportunity to present their research on a student panel. The panel will be open to the public. We hope teachers, families and friends will join the students and faculty of Pitzer College as the ten finalists present a range of issues related to the topic of International Immigration. The panel will be chaired by a faculty member of Pitzer College and questions from the audience will be permitted.

We hope to hold a reception after the panel presentations that will bring students, faculty, family and friends together to hear a key note address co-sponsored by Women In International Security-West (WIIS-W)