Call For Papers: Climate Disruption: Bridging the Gap Between Awareness and Solutions

Columbia University’s Journal of International Affairs is pleased to announce the subject of its Fall/Winter 2019 Issue: “Climate Change,” which will explore the widespread and catastrophic impacts on humanity, as well as potential, innovative solutions to mitigate the impact of climate change. 

The disruption of the earth’s climate will influence the global economy and international relations more than any other force in the world’s history. In a recent survey, international relations scholars ranked climate change as the most important foreign policy issue facing the United States in the next decade. This is in addition to the unprecedented implications on daily human life, from where people live, the food we eat, and the wars we wage. In naming Climate Change as the topic of this issue, our hope is to amplify discussion surrounding its policy implications while also bringing attention to its gravity. 

Relevant topics may include but are not limited to: 

  • The effects of climate change on migration and the movement of peoples

  • Climate change and the loss of cultural heritage

  • Innovative approaches to combating climate change

  • Increasing populism in conjunction with climate change 

Abstracts are due 31 July 2019. Submissions are due 30 August 2019

Submission Guidelines

  • Complete academic articles  for Peer Review should be up to 6,000 words in length (excluding footnotes);

  • Non-academic articles should be between 1,500 and 2,000 words in length (excluding footnotes)

  • The article must adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style.

  • Submitted articles must be original work written and not draw substantially from material previously published by the author.

  • Full-text articles, abstracts, and a short author biography (200-word limit) should be submitted via e-mail to the selection committee at [email protected]. Please include “JIA Fall 2019 Submission” in the subject line.

For any questions, contact senior editors Ms. Eleanor Katz and Mr.  Michael Woods at [email protected].