International Journal (IJ) is Canada’s pre-eminent journal of global policy analysis. It combines brief, policy-relevant articles with longer, peer-reviewed, scholarly assessments of interest to foreign policy-makers, analysts and academics in Canada and around the world. IJ is cross-disciplinary, combining the insights of history, political science, and economics with anthropology and other social sciences to advance research and dialogue on issues of global significance.
Established in 1946, IJ is the scholarly publication of the Canadian International Council (CIC) and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History (CCIH). The CIC is a non-partisan, nationwide council established to strengthen Canada’s role in international affairs. The CCIH is a joint undertaking of Trinity College and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. It promotes the study of recent international events from a historical standpoint, and pursues programs of research, teaching, publication and other activities to that end.
In 2013 the CIC and CCIH were pleased to partner with SAGE Publications to publish International Journal. Read more about the new partnership here.
Naomi Joseph, Managing Editor
Naomi Joseph is managing editor of International Journal at the Canadian International Council (CIC). She joined the CIC in 2011 as an editor-at-large. Naomi holds an M.St. in English language and literature from the University of Oxford and a B.A. in English from Columbia University.
Adam Chapnick, Co-Editor
Adam Chapnick is the deputy director of education at the Canadian Forces College and an associate professor of defence studies at the Royal Military College of Canada. He joined the Canadian Forces College in 2006 and currently teaches courses in Canadian governance and strategic decision-making and Canadian foreign policy and supervises theses on Canadian foreign and public policy and international security. He also plays a leading role in drafting and implementing the College’s teaching and learning vision and strategies.
Among his five written or edited books, Canada’s Voice: The Public Life of John Wendell Holmes (2009) and The Middle Power Project: Canada and the Founding of the United Nations (2005) were shortlisted for the annual Dafoe Prize, recognizing the best book on Canada or Canada and the world. He is the author of the award winning articles “The Gray Lecture and Canadian Citizenship in History” (2009), “Peace, Order, and Good Government: The ‘conservative’ Tradition in Canadian Foreign Policy” (2005) and “The Canadian Middle Power Myth” (2000), as well as over 30 other academic essays and book chapters on historical and contemporary issues in Canadian foreign relations, Canadian-American relations, and teaching and learning. From 2009 to 2011, he was the Feature Editor at International Journal, responsible for the Lessons of History series. In 2011, RMC awarded him the John Scott Cowan Prize for Research Excellence.
He is also a regular commentator in the national media. His opinion editorials have been published in the National Post, the Toronto Star, the Ottawa Citizen, the Calgary Herald, and the Embassy. He has appeared as a foreign policy expert on Canada AM and CBC radio.
He holds a PhD in history from the University of Toronto.
Mairi MacDonald, Co-Editor
Mairi MacDonald is the director of the University of Toronto’ International Relations program. A historian and former lawyer, Dr. MacDonald’s research centres on Africa in nineteenth and twentieth century international relations. She currently teaches courses about decolonization, development, and legal ethics. Dr. MacDonald became co-editor of International Journal in 2013.
Stéfanie von Hlatky, Book Reviews Editor
Stéfanie von Hlatky is assistant professor of political studies at Queen’s University. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Université de Montréal in 2010, where she was also executive director for the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies. In 2010 she was a postdoctoral fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Peace and Security Studies and a policy scholar with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. In 2011, she was a visiting professor at Dartmouth College’s Dickey Center for International Understanding. Prior to joining Queen’s, von Hlatky was a senior researcher with the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich. She is also the founder of Women in International Security-Canada.
David Webster, “Lessons of History” Editor
David Webster is an assistant professor in the history department of Bishop’s University, located in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He received his BA from York University and his MA and PhD from the University of British Columbia while working as a journalist and human rights researcher. He has taught international relations at the University of Toronto and international studies at the University of Regina, and also worked as a Kiriyama research fellow at the University of San Francisco’s Center for the Pacific Rim.
Webster is the author of Fire and the Full Moon: Canada and Indonesia in a Decolonizing World (UBC Press, 2009) and collection editor of East Timor Testimony (Between the Lines, 2004). He has published articles on Asian history and Canada’s trans-Pacific relations in journals including Diplomatic History, Pacific Affairs, and Asia Pacific Viewpoint.
Submissions to the journal are welcomed in the following categories:
Policy briefs: contemporary global policy assessments of approximately 3,000 words that aim to shape public debate. Footnotes should be limited to 15.
Scholarly essays: extended analyses of 5,000 to 8,000 words that explore topics in global policy and international relations with significant rigour and scholarly depth. These articles may include up to 60 footnotes.
Book reviews: reviews of approximately 1,000 words can be submitted to the book reviews’ editor, Stéfanie von Hlatky, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The editors also welcome proposals for thematic issues. Please contact the editors at email@example.com.
To subscribe, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 20 7324 8701.
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