The Changing Face of the Middle East

Sponsored by the Columbia Journal of International Affairs

Call for Papers

The Journal of International Affairs is seeking student submissions for its semiannual Cordier student essay contest. The author of the winning article will receive $500 and publication alongside noted scholars in the Journal's forthcoming issue on the Changing Face of the Middle East. Published by Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, the Journal of International Affairs is one of the oldest and most respected foreign affairs periodicals.

The upcoming issue will explore the ways in which the region has evolved in throughout the 21st century.

Submission Guidelines:

·  Essays cannot have been previously published, but need not be written specifically for the contest. Papers submitted for academic credit are welcome, provided they are relevant to the upcoming issue's theme.

·  Papers should not exceed 4,000 words.

·  Citations should be in the form of footnotes formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition.

·  The Cordier contest is open to all Columbia University students, both graduate and undergraduate.

The application deadline is January 29, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. Interested authors may submit their papers via the online submission form here. Any further questions may be directed to Sophia Barney-Farrar (Cordier Editor) at