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The submission deadline for the 2014 Chase Peace Prize Competition is: June 6, 2014 .

The Chase Peace Prize was established at Dartmouth College by Edward M. Chase, a native of Lithuania who emigrated to the United States, settling in Manchester, New Hampshire, until his death in 1939. A philanthropist of many causes, Mr. Chase established the Peace Prize in order to encourage careful reflection on the causes of war and the prospects for peace in the world. The Chase Prize is offered each year to recognize the best undergraduate Senior thesis or culminating project relating to the understanding of war and the promotion of world peace.

The Chase Senior Thesis Prize

The Chase Senior Thesis Prize is awarded to the best senior thesis or culminating project that treats the subject of war, conflict resolution, the prospects and problems of maintaining peace or other related topics. The thesis or culminating project may fall within any of the divisions of the College. Successful entries might include, for example:

  • An analysis of the representation of war in art, literature, or music
  • A historical or contemporary case study of a particular conflict
  • The analysis of international institutions and their influence on peace promotion
  • A philosophical or ethical analysis of war, either in general or in a specific case
  • The study of the environmental causes and consequences of conflict 
  • A scientific study of weaponry and the impact of technological change on arms races.

Submissions may be in any format or of any length and may be made by the student or by a faculty member.

Thesis prize winners are awarded $1,500 and invited to return to campus to participate in a public event devoted to their thesis topic.This event features the prize recipient alongside experts in the appropriate field.

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