German Department Student Wins Dürrenmatt Essay Contest

Posted in Announcements

Logo for Friedrich Dürrenmatt 100 Years

Quentin Fidance, first year student in the School of Foreign Service (Major: International Affairs), has won first place in the Friedrich Dürrenmatt Centennial Essay Contest organized by the Embassy of Switzerland in the United States. Quentin’s essay explored the relevance of the internationally acclaimed writer and playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt for the 21st century. He specifically focused on the play Die Physiker, connecting Dürrenmatt’s thoughts on nuclear weapons, science, and power to the contemporary phenomenon of artificial intelligence.

You can find his essay published on the Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel’s website. (new window) Quentin received his prize during an awards ceremony that was held virtually on April 7, 2021. 

The German Department congratulates Quentin on this achievement!

Georgetown University student Quentin Fidance