Former CWIHP Intern Patrick Riechert was recently awarded first place at the state level for his submission to the United States Institute of Peace 2008-2009 National Peace Essay Contest.

Riechert wrote on "Confronting Crimes Against Humanity in the 21st Century." As the top essayist from the District of Columbia he will receive a partial college scholarship as well as a place in USIP's week-long awards program in June.

Click here to read the Washington Post article announcing Riechert's award.