The Journal of Politics and International Affairs at New York University is a student-run publication that provides a platform for outstanding student work on relevant, thought-provoking topics in the domestic and international political landscape. 

We firmly believe the student theses published bi-annually in the Journal — chosen and edited rigorously by our print editorial staff — are legitimate and valuable examples of the intellectual growth of politically-minded students and writers at New York University.

In addition to our print journal, we began publishing opinion editorials on this website in the fall of 2014. We expanded our digital presence by serving as a forum for the work of staff opinion writers, and we welcome short features on contemporary issues from contributors across the university. 

Pitch the print Journal with your original essay or thesis:

Works that are published by the print Journal tend to be longer than 5,000 words or 20 pages, double-spaced. Submissions are vetted based on their originality, academic strength, and syntax. Works that are chosen are then polished by several staff editors. The Journal is published every December and May. Submissions from NYU students of any school are welcome. 

Pitch to JPIA's digital op-ed forum:

Short blogs are often around 500 words and feature unique, and creative insights into political issues, current events, and international affairs. We also welcome long-form pieces. These are typically 1,000-2,000 words, allowing writers to explore more complex topics with a heavier research or original reportage component than the blogs. When pitching please keep your idea to a general abstract, and offer us an example of your written work.  

Please e-mail submissions, questions, and comments to

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