The Stanford International Policy Review Calls For Submissions

On behalf of the Freeman Spogli Institute, we are excited to announce the re-establishment of the Stanford International Policy Review (SIPR), a biannual student-run international affairs and public policy journal housed in the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy. SIPR’s purpose is twofold: to provide timely and compelling analysis on pressing policy issues, and to provide a formative educational experience to student editors.

The new editorial board of SIPR represents diverse academic disciplines and professional backgrounds. It brings together twelve graduate students from seven different academic departments, ranging from the Graduate School of Business to the Graduate School of Education. The board composition serves as a conduit for interdisciplinary discussions of international policy and the publication of articles addressing a wide range of substantive policy topics. Editors will gain firsthand experience in policy analysis, the editorial process, and outreach to policy audiences.

An active Faculty Advisory Board, chaired by Francis Fukuyama, the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), mentors the Editorial Board. The Faculty Advisory Board creates new opportunities for student-faculty collaboration with FSI’s interdisciplinary research centers and programs. By working with the Faculty Advisory Board to select issue themes and to fine-tune policy arguments, SIPR aims to bridge various academic departments across the university undertaking policy-relevant research. Through its integration with FSI and other graduate departments, SIPR will promote collaborative, innovative, and globally-minded policy thinking.

The new edition of SIPR will be housed on the FSI website and will publish two issues per year, in the winter and in the spring. Each issue will feature articles, commentary, and book reviews on international policy topics. SIPR has just opened its call for submissions for its Spring 2020 issue and invites submissions from graduate students, policy practitioners, academics, and other professionals. To submit a paper or view the submission guidelines, please visit SIPR’s Scholastica page. For updates on the Spring issue and future issues, interested individuals can sign up for SIPR updates here.

We expect SIPR will play a fundamental role in bringing the international policy work of the Stanford graduate community to a wider audience in ways that challenge conventional policy-thinking and shape public debate. We would like to thank the Master’s in International Policy program for their continued support in this endeavor.

About the authors: Adriana Stephan ’21 and Kelsi Caywood ’21 are co-editors-in-chief of SIPR and students in the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy program. They can be reached at



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