2014 Award Winners Announced
Marcel Cadieux Distinguished Writing Award ($1000 for best article on Canadian foreign policy in a volume of IJ): to Claire Turenne Sjolander for “Through the looking glass: Canadian identity and the War of 1812,” in 69.2;
Marvin Gelber Essay Prize ($1000 to the author of the best article by a junior scholar in a volume of IJ): to Peter Harris for “Environmental protection as international security: Securing the Pentagon’s island bases in the Asia-Pacific,” in 69.3;
SAGE Prize for International Scholarship ($1000 for best article on international affairs in an a volume of IJ): to Youngwon Cho for “Method to the madness of Chairman Kim: The instrumental rationality of North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons,” in 69.1.
Call for Submissions
International Journal: Canada’s journal of global policy analysis, is planning a special, peer-reviewed, issue on the past, present, and future of international education. IJ combines policy briefs (3,000 words, limited footnotes) with longer scholarly assessments (up to 8,000 words, including up to 60 notes) of interest to foreign policy-makers and analysts in Canada and abroad. The journal is cross-disciplinary, combining the insights of history, political science, and economics with anthropology and other social sciences to advance research and dialogue in the field of international relations, broadly defined.
We welcome submissions that consider any of the following elements of international education as an element of international policy or scholarship:
- How, when, and/or where the idea of international education evolved from a primarily domestic preoccupation to a global foreign policy challenge
- Historical and contemporary case studies of individual states’ approaches to international education
- Comparative assessments of national and/or subnational approaches to international education
- The state of global governance in the field of international education
- The future of international education as a global policy issue
- The scholarship of international education
Authors who wish that their essays be considered for publication in the special issue are asked to submit complete manuscripts by 20 February 2015 to allow time for peer review. Papers that reach IJ after the deadline will be considered for publication in the journal at a later date. IJ accepts submissions through the Scholar One website at the Scholar One website, which is accessible here. Full details on submission format and style can be found at here.
The Latest Issue: The Past in International Statecraft
Editors’ Introduction to International Journal Vol. 70, No. 1
This issue of International Journal considers, among other things, how present international statecraft reflects policymakers’ understandings and legacies of the past. The essays by Michael Manulak and Don Munton are explicitly historical, drawing from extensive archival sources to reinterpret popular understandings of elements of Canada’s diplomatic history. Marat Grebennikov, along with the authors of our two Lessons of History essays, Ruth Compton Brouwer and Heike Wieters, uses a historical lens to interrogate contemporary questions in international relations. Grebennikov explores the lessons of late British colonial counter-insurgency operations for present-day Russian policy in the North Caucasus, while Compton Brouwer and Wieters examine non-governmental organizations involved in international development. Andreas Bock, Ingo Henneberg, and Friedrich Plank complement Grebennikov’s exploration of contemporary Russian politics with a policy brief on Ukraine, while François Audet and Rebecca Tiessen flesh out the discussion of international development through their examinations of the emergency aid-development continuum and gender essentialism in Canadian foreign aid policy. Michael Charokopos presents a detailed analysis of European Union aviation policy, and Jeremy Youde contributes an insightful introduction to global health governance in our teaching tools section. Academics who plan to deal with Ebola in their courses next year will find Youde’s article particularly helpful. The issue concludes, as always, with an extensive selection of book reviews.
The publication of this issue also provides us with an opportunity to acknowledge the winners of IJ’s three article prizes for 2014. Youngwon Cho’s article “Method to the madness of Chairman Kim: The instrumental rationality of North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons” (vol. 69, no. 1: 5–25) is the latest winner of the SAGE award for international scholarship. We congratulate Claire Turenne Sjolander, who wins this year’s Marcel Cadieux award for the best article on Canadian foreign policy for “Through the looking glass: Canadian identity and the War of 1812” (vol. 69, no. 2: 152–167). And we salute Peter Harris, the latest recipient of the Marvin Gelber Prize, which recognizes the best article by a new scholar, for his “Environmental protection as international security: Securing the Pentagon’s island bases in the Asia-Pacific” (vol. 69, no. 3: 377–393).
Mairi MacDonald, University of Toronto
Adam Chapnick, Canadian Forces College and Royal Military College of Canada
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 Bill Graham Centre 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 the Bill Graham Centre were pleased to partner with SAGE Publications to publish International Journal. Read more about the new partnership here.
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.
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.
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 International Relations Program in Trinity College at the University of Toronto. Since joining Trinity in 2011, she has taught courses concerning the decolonization of Africa, international development, and legal ethics.
Before receiving her PhD from the University of Toronto in 2009, she practised law for a number of years, specializing in the policy and law of telecommunications and broadcasting in Canada, Europe, and several African countries, and was involved as instructing counsel in the creation of Canada’s current legislative framework in this area. She has published a number of articles drawn from her award-winning doctoral research concerning Guinea’s accession to and experience of independence. Her current research focuses on the implications of the fact that the Scramble for Africa was framed as a matter of international humanitarian law.
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, as well as review essays of approximately 3,000 words. Please contact the Book Reviews Editor, Mathilde von Bülow, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Marcel Cadieux Distinguished Writing Award
The Marcel Cadieux Distinguished Writing Award is an annual prize of $1000 given to the author of the best article on Canadian foreign policy in a volume of International Journal.
The Marvin Gelber Essay Prize
The Marvin Gelber Essay Prize carries an award of $1000 and is given annually to the author of the best article by a junior scholar in a volume of IJ.
The SAGE Prize for International Scholarship
The SAGE Prize for International Scholarship is an annual prize of $1000 given to the author of the best article on international affairs in a volume of International Journal.