Holdstock-Piachaud Student Essay Prize

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Please read on for details regarding Medicine, Conflict and Survival's
student essay prize.




STUDENTS: Call for entries

Medicine, Conflict and Survival

Holdstock-Piachaud Student Essay Prize

“What are the most important challenges in the field of health,
conflict and peace today?

How should they be addressed?”

Word limit: 2500 words

All students are encouraged to enter the competition including those
completing their studies in 2010.

First prize is £300, Second Prize is £200, Third Prize is £100 - All
winners will receive a year’s subscription to MCS.

The prize will be awarded to the essay that provides the most
effective analysis of an issue or issues AND

the most persuasive ideas regarding what to do about them.

Entries must be received by 20th September 2010

For an entry form and more information please e-mail

Please go to http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/mcs for a free online
copy of Medicine, Conflict and Survival


Medicine, Conflict and Survival, founded in 1985, is an international
journal for all those interested in health aspects of violence and
human rights. The Holdstock-Piachaud Prize was set up this year to
encourage students to learn about themes covered by the journal.
Douglas Holdstock and Jack Piachaud were editors of the journal and
inspired many readers.

Medicine, Conflict and Survival covers:

* The causes and consequences of war and group violence.
* The health and environmental effects of war and preparations for
war, especially from nuclear, radiological, chemical and biological
weapons of mass destruction.
* The influence of war and preparations for war on health and
welfare services and the distribution of global resources .
* The abuse of human rights, its occurrence, causes and
* The ethical responsibility of health professionals in relation
to war, social violence and human rights abuses.
* Non-violent methods of conflict resolution.
* Medical and humanitarian aid in conflict situations.
* Relationships between the environment, development and global
* The roles and responsibilities of governments and of
international governance in reducing the risk of violent conflict

Ideas and inspiration

What challenges does today's landscape of global security and
insecurity present for health? What are the ethical and political
responsibilities of doctors and other health professionals in relation
to conflict and peace? At what levels should the causes and
consequences of violence be addressed? What forms of action have been
most effective in the past, and how can things be done differently
today? Who should doctors and health professionals seek to influence
regarding conflict and peace, and how?

Your essay should take the existing scholarly literature on health,
conflict and peace into account and advance an analysis of the
specific issue or issues you consider to be most important. You should
also outline ideas for addressing them. What should be done? By whom?
How to make it happen?

The prize will be awarded to the essay that provides the most
effective analysis of an issue or issues AND the most persuasive ideas
regarding what to do about them.

The word limit is 2500. The essays will be judged by members of the
MCS editorial Board. The winning entry may be published in MCS.
Entries must not have been previously published elsewhere.

The deadline for entries is 20th September 2010. E-mail your essay in
Word format with the entry form below to MCS....@googlemail.com






E-mail address

Preferred contact number

Subject studied

Date course commenced

Date course ends (please note students who are completing their
studies in the year 2010 may also enter the prize)

University/Other institution

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