“Impassioned Debate” Results in Noteworthy Journal
While producing the annual Journal of Public and International Affairs (JPIA) is no small task, a review of this year’s 26th edition clearly reveals a publication worthy of the time and effort involved.
Preparing the journal necessitated bringing together, over the course of a long winter “reading weekend” on the Princeton University campus, 47 editors, all graduate students representing 17 member schools in the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). These dedicated individuals carefully reviewed 85 papers submitted by graduate students from around the world, “and following an impassioned debate, the editors selected the seven submissions you see here,” the editors-in-chief Joanna Hecht MPA ’15 and Sam duPont MPA ’15 write in their introductory remarks.
The journal is a joint publication of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the APSIA. Led annually by two student editors-in-chief from the Wilson School – typically second-year MPA students – the journal’s staff aims to publish papers covering international affairs, development and domestic policy, as well as economic issues.