Save the Date: Thought Leadership Forum, 28 April 2015

The Journal of International Affairs is pleased to announce that its Spring 2015 Thought Leadership Forum on Migration will be held Tuesday, 28 April 2015, at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. More details to follow.

Call for student essays for Spring/Summer 2015 Issue

The Journal of International Affairs is seeking submissions for the Spring/Summer 2015 Cordier and GPPN Student Essay Contests for its upcoming issue on migration. The submission deadline January 23, 2015,11:59pm EST. Interested authors can send submissions or questions to Michael Stecher (Cordier and GPPN Editor) at mjs2310@columbia.edu.  More...

Upcoming Thought Leadership Forum on Uprisings

The Journal of International Affairs is pleased to announce that its ninth Thought Leadership Forum will be taking place 11 December 2014 at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Call for Cover Art Submissions for Fall/Winter 2014 Issue

The Journal of International Affairs is inviting artists and graphic designers to submit cover art for our upcoming Fall/Winter 2014 issue on Uprisings. For examples, we ask you to refer to past editions of the Journal here. Please send submissions to our Production Director, Maria Chea, at mjc2254@columbia.edu.

Thought Leadership Forum on Global Food Security

  The Journal of International Affairs is pleased to announce its eighth Thought Leadership Forum, taking place 30 April 2014, 7:00 pm at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Moderating for the evening is Zoe Stopak-Behr. Panelists for the event are: Saswati Bora, World Economic Forum (Consumer industries)...

Announcing the 2014-2015 editorial board

We are pleased to announce the selection of the 2014-2015 editorial board. Thank you to all who applied and congratulations to the new board: Bryan Griffin, Editor in Chief Sarah Wall, Managing Editor Adam Read Brown, Senior Editor Lydia Tomkiw, Senior Editor Kristin Lewis, Senior Editor Felipe Umaña, Senior Editor Maria Chea, Production...

Call for Cover Art Submissions for Spring/Summer 2014 Issue

The Journal of International Affairs is inviting artists and graphic designers to submit cover art for our upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 issue on Food Security. For examples, we ask you to refer to past editions of the Journal here. The deadline is Friday, March 28 2014. Please send your submissions to our Production Director, Bryan Griffin.

Call for Online Papers on Food Security

The Journal of International Affairs: Online is issuing a call for papers related to our Spring 2014 topic, "Food Security." Submissions should be between 1,500 to 2,000 words on any subject relating to food security. Articles should be submitted to Luke McNamara at jiaonline@columbia.edu.

Call for Cordier Essays for Fall/Winter 2013 Issue

The Andrew Wellington Cordier Essay Contest The Journal of International Affairs is seeking submissions for the Fall 2013 Cordier Student Essay Contest for its upcoming issue on Women and Gender. The author of the winning article will receive $500 along with publication alongside noted scholars in the Journal.  Published by Columbia University’s...

Call for GPPN Essays for Fall/Winter 2013 issue

Global Public Policy Network (GPPN) Essay Contest The Journal of International Affairs is seeking student submissions for its semiannual GPPN Essay Contest. The author of the winning article will receive USD500 along with publication alongside noted scholars in the Journal’s forthcoming issue on Women and Gender...

La Dama de Hierro: Latin American Media Reacts to the Death of Margaret Thatcher

Below are selected headlines from Latin American media on the death of Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher Died, the "Iron Lady" She passed away at age 87. The former British prime minister was a key figure during the Falklands War. Full article from the Córdoba, Argentina based La Voz. Margaret Thatcher: Her Life...

Jose Mujica: The World's 'Poorest' President

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica's lifestyle is a sharp contrast with that of many other world leaders. President Mujica has opted to live in his wife's farmhouse outside Montevideo rather than in the opulent Suarez Residence, the official residence of the president. Mujica, who gives 90 percent of his salary to charity, is critical of many...

Michelle Bachelet Pledges to End For-Profit Education in Chile

Chilean presidential candidate, and spring Journal issue author, Michelle Bachelet announced her intent to end for-profit education in Chile. Candidate Bachelet made the announcement at a rally held on Tuesday in the Conchalí district of Santiago. The rally was Bachelet’s first public appearance since returning to Chile from New York...

Event: Is the Foreign Policy of Brazil Keeping Up with Its Role on the Global Stage

Brazil has been called a country that punches below its weight in foreign affairs. It has the worlds fifth largest population and seventh largest economy, yet it struggles to match its size with relevance on the international stage. Why isn't Brazils foreign policy more activist, commensurate with its economic and political aspirations? Do...

Can Latin America resist a return to its populist past?

In Latin America, militaries have largely shed their role as interventionists. Instead, popular politics are becoming stronger as democracy joins with a politically active middle class. Elections favor catering toward the short-term demands of constituents, which inevitably leads to a lower priority for infrastructure development, education, and...

Latin America Commits to Open Trade After Protectionist Year

Latin American leaders—who have put in place some of the world’s highest trade barriers—agreed to fight protectionism in a summit with their European Union counterparts this weekend. The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and the EU signed a joint declaration on 26 January that embraces...

Trickling Down: Latin America's Glacier Problem

A new study shows glaciers in the tropical Andes have shrunk 30-50 percent in the last four decades. Glaciers provide a vital water source to parts of Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina. Additionally, Brazil is investing in hydropower in Peru and that power source is likely to be impacted significantly by reduced glaciers. That means higher...

The Morningside Post Great Debate: Will Chavismo Live On Without Hugo Chavez?

Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chávez was not returned from his cancer treatment in Cuba in time to be sworn in for his new term. He has had four major surgeries in the last two years, and although significant details about his illness have been kept secret, there are rumors that he might not be able to continue governing. In his years...

Latin America the best positioned to face commodity price collapses: S&P

Latin America will benefit from having “more firepower” than other regions, as strong international reserves are already helping those countries face commodity price collapses, said Lisa Schineller, Standard & Poor's economist. From Mexico south, the expert believes most countries are in a good place to face commodity price sharp...

Former coup general launches Honduras presidential campaign

Former Honduran armed forces chief Romeo Vasquez, who in 2009 led the coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya, on Sunday launched a presidential campaign, saying he will restore order and security to the troubled Central American country. Read more here.

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