The Peter Remec International Political Economy Essay Competition

Fordham’s Major in International Political Economy is excited to announce a new challenging opportunity for students passionate about global issues to participate in. The Peter Remec Essay Competition invites all students majoring in International Political Economy to engage in critical discourse and articulate their perspectives in answering


This competition serves as a platform for aspiring scholars and advocates to delve into the complexities of the challenge of global sustainability. It is an opportunity for students to showcase their critical thinking, research,  and analytical skills. Participants will have their essays evaluated by a panel of interdisciplinary experts and academics in the field of International Political Economy.  The author of the winning entry will be awarded a cash prize of $500, and will have their winning essay featured in the Fordham IPE Student Spotlight Newsletter.


All Fordham undergraduate students majoring in International Political Economy are encouraged to participate. Submissions must adhere to the provided essay prompt and meet the criteria outlined in the submission guidelines.

Submission Guidelines:

Essays should be original and innovative in addressing the given prompt. Submissions must adhere to Fordham University’s academic integrity standards.   Word limit for submissions is 750-1250 words. Essays must be submitted in PDF format.

The winning essay should:

· Demonstrate a command of the complexities of the topic

· Present a focused and well-reasoned analysis of the topic

· Display forward-thinking and creativity on ways to address the topic

How to Enter:

To participate, students should submit their essays to this link:

Please ensure your submission includes a cover page with the author’s name and contact information. Deadline of submission is on April 2, 2024. Winner will be announced on May 1, 2024.

Professor Peter Remic was a leading scholar on the law of the sea,  an advisor to the Holy See, and former chair of Fordham’s political science department.

This Essay Contest aligns with IPE’s commitment to fostering intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and research excellence among our students. We encourage all eligible participants to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase their insights and contribute meaningfully to the discourse on global sustainability challenges. For any inquiries or further information, please contact