All Contest Summary

Welcome to information about the Richard A. Clarke National Scholarly Monograph competitions.

The contests, held in 2011, 2012 and 2013, were financed by the A-Mark Foundation of Santa Monica, California, run by The Center for First Amendment Studies at California State University, Long Beach in conjunction with the A-Mark Foundation website

For information about the specific annual competitions, please click on the red below:

2013: “Are American drone attacks in other countries:

1. Legal?

2. Moral?”

2012: “Beyond capturing and killing terrorists, some nations have seemingly evolved effective means of preventing violent extremism and countering radicalization.

1. What are some of the better examples of such successful programs?

2. How could such programs be more broadly utilized to combat terrorism against the United States?”

2011: “The two competition questions are:

1. What lessons have we learned from 9/11?

2. Given the lessons learned, what policy changes would make America more secure?”

To send your comments about the competitions, click here