Journal Seeks Undergrad International Affairs Essays

Deadline: 19 November 2012
Open to: undergraduate students from around the world
Benefits: Being a published author in the The Global Citizen Journal


The Global Citizen is now accepting submissions for its Volume I: Issue 1 publication to be published in January 2013. Interested authors from around the world are invited to submit original manuscripts done while at an accredited undergraduate institution that are closely related to the Journal’s five core focuses: American Foreign Policy, International Business & Global Economy, Religion & Culture, Democratic Development Abroad and Social Justice.

The publication is looking for well-developed arguments that offer novel viewpoints that analyze contentious situations. The Journal’s focus is centered around contemporary topics in international affairs, but work focused on past events will also be accepted for review.

This Journal is devoted to publishing particularly exceptional work submitted by undergraduate students from all corners of the globe. The ultimate intent is to develop global citizens in the world: those that are well-versed about the ways that others perceive conflicts and broadening their horizon of how those in different cultural contexts view issues from a different viewpoint.

The Global Citizen is an independent student-run organization whose primary purpose is to provide one of the few venues in the world through which undergraduate students can publish exemplary work pertaining to contentious issues in international affairs. The Citizen is headquartered at Miami University of Ohio, where it is led by a student staff that makes all organizational and editorial decisions. With the advising of university faculty, the Citizen seeks to publish a journal of academic scholarship.

In addition to providing the international academic community with novel perspectives from the world’s brightest undergraduate scholars, the Citizen seeks to contribute to international scholarship in two addition ways. First, the Citizen is designed to (provide an alternative voice in the realm of research and academia and to serve) to be a useful research tool for academics and global scholars worldwide to broaden their opinion horizon. Second, the facilitation of the rigorous review process for the selection of exemplary pieces provides the student-led editing staff with an invaluable exercise to hone their editing skills.


The works should be written by undergraduate students from any country, dealing with contemporary topics in international affairs. Essays focused on past events will be considered as well.


An electronic copy may be emailed to by 19 November 2012.

Submissions must include the following:

  1. the author’s name,
  2. the undergraduate university or college currently attended by the author,
  3. the author’s email address,
  4. the year in which the author expects to complete his/her undergraduate studies at the university or college he/she currently attends,
  5. a signed agreement to these entire terms and conditions, not excluding any section and including all sections – AVAILABLE HERE.

All entries must be submitted in the following format: 

  1. double-spaced,
  2. formatted with one-inch margins,
  3. typed in 12 pt. Times New Roman font,
  4. submitted via email as a Microsoft Word attachment including the essay to be considered and a title page
  5. A title page must include the title of the essay, Author(s) name(s), institution attended when the piece was composed, date of composition and date of submission to The Global Citizen

There is no minimum or maximum length requirement. Chicago Style is the preferred format for citations but entries need not be in Chicago Style to be considered for publication.

Authors will be notified as to whether their work has been selected to be published in the next issue via email. Due to the quantity of submissions received, unsuccessful candidates may not be notified that their work was not selected.

Unsuccessful authors are encouraged to submit other work to be considered for publication. The Citizen asks that pieces that were not accepted upon initial review not be submitted again for review unless the Author has made significant change to the piece.

The Citizen’s Editing Staff may notify the Author of an unsuccessful piece of why his or her work was not selected. At this point, the Author is encouraged to make suggested changes to his/her piece and re-submit for consideration.

Read more information on the publication’s Terms and Conditions HERE or the submissions page HERE.

For questions and requests for more information, see the journal’s contact page HERE. Find the original website HERE.

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  1. Dear Participants,1.The deadline for subsmsiion(April 21 ) is based on letter stamp when we send subsmsiion or the time you received our subsmsiion ?RESPONSE: See page 5. 2. Delivery of Materials: All materials should be emailed in English, and received by the Two Worlds Community Foundation on or before 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time on April 21, 2011 .-Final Submissions have to be delivered at the attached address on page #5 by April 21st, 2011 by 4 p.m. Make sure you make plane to mail you subsmsiion days before if you are outside of the United State. Coordinate with your local mailing companies.2. Does the competition includes architecture design?RESPONSE: Not necessarily. Teams could focus on a specific architectural element if desired, as a representation of something important that will help to communicate the overall intention.The competition is about designing a community! See page #4 of Requirements. 3.What is the kind of community ? Is it a community for living or for commercial function ,like a commence centerRESPONSE: It could be both A commerce Center could be the employment center of the community you are designing. Please, see Land Use paragraph on page #4 for more information.Thank youThe Arizona Challenge.

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