The second edition of the Global Reader hopes to advance an interdisciplinary understanding of pressing and historical global issues. It will embody this ethos by accepting a wide range of incisive papers. Essays considered will explore the world’s most urgent or historical topics of global interest, such as: migration and trafficking, cybersecurity, millennium development goals, refugees and human rights, politics of freshwater, youth unemployment, food insecurity, global religions, and more. Please note this list is merely suggestive and not exhaustive.


  • Can include short essays, policy articles and research papers
  • 5-15 pages with one inch margins, Times New Roman, 12 point-size font, double spaced.
  • Must be original work, with quotations and citations properly acknowledged (MLA)!
  • 100-150 word abstract required
  • IMPORTANT: Create separate page at end of your paper to include your name, graduation year, and email to ensure blind-review evaluation.
  • All submissions must be in English!