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.  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.
Fall 2013: Women and Gender
 The Fall 2013 issue will examine Women and Gender, taking a fresh look at contemporary issues and critically evaluating how development institutions, businesses, political bodies, and international organizations respond to evolving challenges associated with the emergence of the "Third Billion." This term is used here to represent the approximately one billion women in both developing and industrialized nations, whose economic lives have previously been undervalued, undermined, or suppressed, and who could, in the coming years, play more active roles as citizens and economic actors. This issue will explore the potential implications of new thinking and innovation on women's economic empowerment, development capabilities, poverty reduction, political parity and security sector representation.
The editors recognize that the current gender debate focuses largely on the ever-present issue of inequality and the failures of past policies to address it. We plan to approach the topic from a new angle, bridging the gap between policy aspirations and the implementation of new practices in relation to gender policy. By presenting new developments, the Journal will offer a fresh look at the state of affairs in gender issues that will highlight the positive while exploring opportunities for continued improvement.
Fall 2013 GPPN Essay: Discuss a contemporary issue, including a policy, practice, or innovation, related to a subset of gender policy. The submission could discuss gender issues as related to politics, security, socioeconomic development, business, or technology. A successful essay will explore a specific issue and apply lessons learned from that broadly to theme of women and gender in international relations.
Submission Deadline: 6 September 2013, 11:59 PM EST (GMT - 8). Interested authors can send submissions or questions to Maneesha Shrivastava (Cordier Editor) at [email protected].
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 footnotes formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style 16th ed.
  • The GPPN Essay Contest is open to all students currently enrolled at GPPN partner schools including:
                Columbia University
                Sciences Po Paris: Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris
                London School of Economics and Political Science
                Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
                University of Tokyo Graduate School of Public Policy
                Hertie School of Governance
                Fundação Getúlio Vargas Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo (FGV-EAESP)
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