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Shiran Shen ’12

Shiran Shen ’12 won the 2012–13 Carnegie Council Trans-Pacific Student Contest for an essay she co-ShenPhoto.jpgauthored: “The U.S., China, and Cybersecurity: The Ethical Underpinnings of a Controversial Geopolitical Issue.” Shen is a political science doctoral student at Stanford University, after majoring in that discipline at Swarthmore. She is also an Asia-Pacific scholar at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Previously, Shen worked for the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., and the U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Program in Beijing. The contest challenged American and East Asian students to partner and submit a joint essay or video answering the question, “What is the greatest ethical challenge facing U.S.-Asia relations?” Shen’s complete essay can be found at She will present her work at the Carnegie Council Global Ethics Network’s annual meeting in New York in November.

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