And the winner is…
The Henry Fong Award Selection Committee and the INU Executive Committee have mutually decided on the winner of the Henry Fong Award for 2011. The winner is Mr. Adam White, student at James Madison University, USA. Adam received the Henry Fong Award with the following citation:
Adam White wrote a thoughtful and inspiring essay. He reflected on the concept of Global Citizenship and the ways that the INU Student Seminar reinforced his convictions about ethical obligations in an interconnected world. He argued persuasively that “different peoples, cultures, and belief systems are equally valuable parts of a greater human community” and that “it is the duty of each person and organization, regardless of background, to make choices that promote the welfare of this collective, diverse whole.” In addition, Mr. White presented a personal plan for carrying out this duty. He outlined a project designed to increase the visibility of persecuted North Koreans and to provide English language training to North Korean refugees.
The Henry Fong Award 2011 consists of a stipend of USD 2000 towards Adams plans to spend a semester abroad at one of the network universities. He plans to spend his semester at Kyung Hee University, South Korea.
Thank you to all applicants for your contributions!