The Paterson Review of International Affairs

Is a scholarly journal exclusively showcasing the work of graduate students in the field of international affairs. Managed by students from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, the Paterson Review is dedicated to publishing exceptional articles on a wide range of emerging issues in the theory and practice of international affairs.


  • Papers should be approximately 6,000 words in length, including footnotes and bibliography
  • Must include 100-200 word abstract and contact information, (incl. school, program, and degree of study)
  • Papers should not be in consideration for publication in another journal

Papers submitted should concern contemporary policy issues and include specific policy recommendations. All submissions evaluated on originality, policy relevance, rigour, and depth.

Past volumes of the Paterson Review have published papers with diverse topics ranging from:

  • National and International Security
  • Intelligence
  • Cyber Security
  • International Development
  • Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • International Trade Policy
  • International Finance
  • Human Security
  • Global Governance
  • Health and Environment


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