Teaching Theory vs. Policy (Or how to pitch an essay to Foreign Affairs)
What’s it like writing an essay for Foreign Affairs? Charli Carpenter just wrote the
book blog post.
An Associate Professor of International Affairs at UMass-Amherst and Foreign Affairs author, Dr. Carpenter recently conducted an experiment in her doctoral level seminar on Human Security. She wanted to help her students navigate the theory vs. policy divide, and she did that by requiring students “to go through the process of convincing Foreign Affairs Magazine to publish their analysis of some policy-relevant topic…”
If you’re interested in the editorial process for a publication like Foreign Affairs or you just want to see an example for a successful pitch, this is a must-read.