Refugees & The Future of Climate Change
Our 2022 Essay Contest is Now Open

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Our Mission for a Peaceful Future

The John Sexton Scholars Program invests in a more peaceful and just future by providing unique professional development opportunities for High School and College students interested in humanitarianism, international law, displaced populations, and identity based conflict.

Each year, we select new Scholars through an essay contest for HS students in NY, NJ, and CT, promoting awareness of one or more current international crises. In addition to a one-of-a-kind mentorship with John Sexton, the President Emeritus of NYU, Scholars are eligible for exclusive opportunities in Conflict & Peace Studies, including writing mentorships with our Journal and conducting interviews with leading world experts.


Meet the 2021 Scholars

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Fiona Neibart


Eric Han

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Yotam Peer

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Madelyn Fried

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Mahiul Bhuiyan

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Vincent Jiang

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Zoe Lee

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Emily Hollander

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Aruna Das