Andrew Wellington Cordier Essay Contest

The Journal of International Affairs is seeking student submissions for its semiannual Cordier Essay Contest. The author of the winning article will receive $500 and publication alongside noted scholars in the Journals forthcoming issue on the Future of Migration. Published by Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, the Journal of International Affairs is one of the oldest and most respected foreign affairs periodicals. Submission Guidelines:

  • Essays cannot have been previously published, but need not be written specifically for the contest. Papers submitted for academic credit are welcome, provided they are relevant to the upcoming issue’s theme
  • Papers should not exceed 4,000 words
  • Citations should be in the form of footnotes formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Ed
  • The Andrew Wellington Cordier Essay Contest is open to all students currently enrolled at Columbia University and affiliated schools

Submission Deadline: January 23, 2015,11:59pm EST. Interested authors can send submissions or questions to Michael Stecher (Cordier Editor) at mjs2310@columbia.edu

Spring 2015: The Future of Migration

The Spring 2015 issue will critically examine the current state of migration around the world, covering topics such as border security, policies, and unique border challenges states and regions face today; how states’ current immigration laws affect both migrants and native populations; how states’ political landscapes, especially in Europe and the United States, are being affected by immigration and national identity; forced migration, including instances of human trafficking and movements engendered by conflict and a changing environment; changing demographics, domestic migration, and the rise of megacities; as well as issues of immigrant engagement, civic participation and citizenship; and many others.   The Future of Migration is a topic that should allow authors to take a scholarly view of momentous social changes with extreme contemporary relevance and historical import. The Journal’s editorial board plans to approach the topic in a holistic manner that is more than news analysis and attempts to shape the way that these events will be considered a generation from now.