Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

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Georgetown Journal of International Affairs  
Discipline International affairs
Language English
Edited by Dane Alivarius, Cristine Pederson
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Biannual
Standard abbreviations
Georget. J. Int. Aff.
ISSN 1526-0054
LCCN sn99008914
JSTOR 15260054
OCLC no. 863042378

The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs is a semi-annual peer-reviewed foreign policy academic journal published by the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.[1] The journal takes a holistic approach to international relations, giving voice to leading academics, policymakers, and analysts. As such, the journal publishes articles from a wide range of international and interdisciplinary perspectives.[2]

History and distribution[edit]

Founded in 1998, the journal published its first issue in 2000. Since then, it has grown considerably and can now be found in over 300 outlets throughout the United States and is internationally distributed in over 18 countries.[3] Its readership includes prominent international affairs professionals, think tanks, embassies, and university libraries. Additionally, the journal is indexed in major academic hosting services, such as Columbia International Affairs Online, ProQuest, Hein Online, Thomson Gale, and the Public Affairs Information Service. The articles are regularly excerpted by the Chronicle of Higher Education and PricewaterhouseCoopers' Executive Digest and frequently used in educational institutions across the United States, including Georgetown, Harvard, Princeton, and the National Defense University.[4]


The organization has five different divisions (Executive, Print, Online, Cybersecurity, and Design) whose affairs are overseen by the Journal Leadership Council, made up of individual heads of each division.[5] The Executive Editors of the Online Journal are Crosbie Marine and John Miller. The Editors-in-Chief of the Print Edition are Dane Alivarius and Cristine Pederson.[6]


Each of the magazine's 10 sections focuses on a specific area of international affairs. The first, Forum, analyzes a particular topic in depth. In the past, these topics have included immigration, urbanization, espionage, and indigenous movements. The following sections are called Business and Economics, Conflict and Security, Culture and Society, Law and Ethics, Politics and Diplomacy, Science and Technology, and Books. The eighth section, View from the Ground, gives Georgetown students the opportunity to connect their experiences abroad to wider themes in international affairs. The final section, A Look Back, recounts an interview with a prominent public figure. In summer 2011, the journal announced that it will be publishing one article per cycle from a graduate student or PhD candidate. Graduate students from around the world can submit their articles to one of the eight sections.[7]

Online edition[edit]

The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs also regularly publishes expert commentary and analysis on a wide variety of policy-related topics on its website. Online articles are typically shorter than their Print counterparts, though they combine the Journal’s trademark depth of insight and analysis with an awareness of current events, movements, and global trends. The editorial board directly solicits online articles from academics and practitioners, both from Georgetown University and worldwide.

Notable contributors[edit]

Many prominent academics, business leaders, and public figures have contributed to the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. They include:

Advisory board and University Council[edit]

The journal has benefited from the participation of an advisory board and University Council. The advisory board consists of experienced practitioners of international affairs, including David Abshire, Susan Bennett, H.R.H. Felipe de Borbón, Joyce Davis, Cara DiMassa, Robert L. Gallucci, Lee H. Hamilton, Peter F. Krogh, Michael Mazarr, and Fareed Zakaria.[12] The Journal's progress and quality of publication is also periodically reviewed by the University Council consisting of members of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service faculty, including Anthony Arend, John Esposito, Catherine Lotrionte, Charles King, George Shambaugh, Robert Sutter, Jennifer Ward, and Charles Weiss.[13]


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