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Dr Charles Malik Award

In 2022, the WLCU Sydney presented the inaugural Dr Charles Malik Award. This is an annual writing competition open to all persons aged 15 years and over (at the time of submission). The competition officially opens on 15 January each year.

The Award is named in honour of Dr Charles Malik, the first United Nations Ambassador for Lebanon who also significantly contributed to the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.  Dr Malik was a distinguished academic, philosopher, author, diplomat and politician that became President of the Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations General Assembly.

Entries ask individuals to prepare an essay on a topic of choice, which must include a Lebanese theme, in accordance with the requirements outlined in the Dr Charles Malik Award Rules.

2022 Award Winners

Congratulations to all those who were recognised as high-calibre entrants in the inaugural essay writing competition.

Essay Title Author Prize
Food For Thought JohnPierre Kiraz First Prize
Return John Abi-Saab Second Prize
St Michael’s Melkite Cathedral Jack Bettar Third Prize
Shrouded Testaments Marie Khoury Highly Commended
Al Oum Rafqa Touma Highly Commended
Towards A Data Driven Lebanon Chadi Abi Fadel Highly Commended

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