Perspectives on Global Issues

Perspectives on Global Issues

Perspectives on Global issues is an academic journal run by NYU students at the Center for Global Affairs. A select editorial-board will review incisive think pieces and photos capturing cutting-edge perspectives on global issues.

Perspectives on Global Issues is an online journal founded and edited by graduate students from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs. The journal, created in 2006, publishes two issues a year, in the fall and spring. Each issue is devoted to a unique topic that the editorial board has chosen due to its relevance to current issues of global affairs; past issues have focused on developmen 12/05/2016

PGI | Is Nationalism Bad for Women?

"Is Nationalism Bad for Women?" a piece written by Liza Kane-Hartnett Posted 04 December 2016 by Liza Kane-Hartnett under Op-Eds Traditional constructs of nationalism are being revived around the globe with negative impacts on women. In the United States, Europe, and Turkey, this dangerous trend aims to limit women’s autonomy in hope of preserving national identity.… 11/02/2016

PGI | Gabon: Lessons for a Future Regime Change?

Check out our latest op-ed written by Alassane Dembele titled, "Gabon: Lessons for a Future Regime Change?" Posted 30 October 2016 by Alassane Dembele under Op-Eds Gabon: Lessons for a Future Regime Change? On September 28, 2016 the Constitutional Court of Gabon decided to uphold the results of the August 27th presidential election, allowing President Ali Bongo to retain his power without much contest. No...

[04/26/16]   Just because the semester is almost over, doesn't mean you can't still submit an op-ed or short article for our website! If you have a piece you'd like to see online, send it to [email protected] for consideration. 04/11/2016

PGI | Contradictory Measures Towards Female Ge***al Cutting Eradication in Nigeria

Looking for something to read? Check out our latest op-ed on FGC eradication in Nigeria: Posted 11 April 2016 by Mari Smith under Op-Eds On 5 May 2015, Nigeria took an important step towards ending the physically and psychologically harmful practice of female ge***al cutting (FGC) by passing a law prohibiting the procedure. While enacting the law that bans the practice is an important s… 04/06/2016

PGI | The Rise of the Clean Energy Job: From Boom & Bust to Stability

Want to read up on the Oil Producer Meeting before it happens on April 17? Check out the latest op-ed from our Editor in Chief, Tom Cyrs: Posted 05 April 2016 by Tom H Cyrs under Op-Eds On April 17th, oil producing nations including Russia and Saudi Arabia are scheduled to meet in Doha to discuss curbing production and resolving global oversupply. Hopes that such a resolution will be reached, however, have been all but dashed followin… 04/04/2016

PGI | Changing Dynamics in the Caucasus

Looking for something to read on this rainy morning? Here's our latest piece on preventing future conflict and preserving global security in the Caucasus: Posted 31 March 2016 by Pharohl Charles under Op-Eds Solving current conflicts is important, but stopping future ones is paramount to global security. While U.S. foreign policy has been preoccupied with conflicts in Syria, Ukraine, and disputes in the South China Sea, the changing geopolitical envir… 03/31/2016

PGI | It’s Time to Integrate Gender

Continuing our recent gender theme, check out Joanna Lockspeiser's article on gender mainstreaming and sensitivity in international affairs education. Posted 28 March 2016 by Joanna Lockspeiser under Op-Eds “In regards to Syria, Obama’s a p***y.” This was a comment I heard at the culmination of a discussion regarding Putin’s interests in Syria and why he is getting involved in a bombing campaign. If this had been said in the presence of friends o… 03/22/2016

PGI | Measuring women’s leadership & participation within the SDGs

We hope everyone had a great break! Need something to help you mentally prepare for the rest of the week? Check out this op-ed from Wagner's Melanie Weniger: Posted 22 March 2016 by Niki under Op-Eds Taiwan recently became the latest country to elect a female head of state, joining nations like Bangladesh, Chile, Liberia, and Germany. Despite the continued existence of gender inequality, some women have managed to achieve the highest level of leadership… 03/16/2016

PGI | Towards a unified African market: Challenges & Opportunities of the TFTA

Want to read up on trade developments in Africa? Check out our latest article from CGA's Sara Canals: Posted 16 March 2016 by Sara Canals under Articles For several years, experts from the three largest trading blocs in Africa — the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the East African Community (EAC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) — were locked in intense n…

[03/04/16]   We're extending the submission deadline for one week! Want the chance to be published alongside your peers and faculty? Send in your essays and articles by Friday, March 11.

Have an op-ed or book review you want published on our website? We accept those year-round. Submit them today for the chance to have them published in the next few weeks!


Interested in having your content published in this semester’s journal? Submit your essays and articles to the editorial team for consideration by Friday, March 4! We also accept op-eds, book reviews, photoessays and stand-alone photos on a rolling basis year round.

For more information about the submission process and submission criteria, please visit the submission page on our website:

We look forward to reading your submissions!

[11/11/15]   We are on the second floor of barely corn in the back

[10/28/15]   Come show off your smarts and join us for trivia night! We will be meeting at Barley Corn, around the corner from the Woolworth building on Tuesday, November 10th, at 8:00 p.m.

A suggested donation of $5 per person would be greatly appreciated to support your school journal, or a $15 dollar donation for groups of 4!

Spread the word, and see you there!


Your Editorial Team hard at work

[10/13/15]   CGA and NYU students:

Have a paper or article that you'd like to have published in an academic journal before you graduate? Send it to PGI for the chance to be one of the 10-15 articles published in this edition of Perspectives on Global Issues!

Send your articles or papers to [email protected]

Please include your name, concentration (or major if outside of CGA), paper title & word count, and two-line bio in your email.

Visit pgi.nyu for details on submission criteria.


PGI | A Conspicuous Absence from the UN Beijing+20 summit

Looking for something to read? Check out our newest Op-Ed: Posted October 7, 2015 by Admin under Op-Eds On Sunday September 27th more heads of state and government than ever before met in New York City to make commitments to gender equality and women’s rights at the Beijing+20 summit. One country’s leader was conspicuously absent from the 80 heads of state…


Isla del Sol - Lago Titicaca, Bolivia (Taken during the Bolivia GFI - January 2015)


Interested in having your content shared on our website or possibly published in this semester’s journal? Submit your essays, articles, book reviews, op-eds, photoessays and stand-alone photos to the editorial team by October 15 for consideration!

[09/22/15]   Reminder, meeting tonight at 630 in room 419 of the Woolworth. 03/10/2015

Russia: a Vicious Circle

Check out our latest Op-Ed Russia: a Vicious Circle Mar 10, 2015 “It seems that Russians forgot the golden rule of economics that competitiveness of their country’s economy depends on stability and predictability, which guarantees best possible conditions for…

[02/27/15]   PGI's Second Meeting

When: Thursday March 5th from 6 - 7 pm.
Where: Woolworth Room 336
Who: All editorial staff and anyone interested in the publication
Why: All of our submissions are in; thus, we need to discuss the rest of the semester’s events including: social/fundraiser, club elections, and publication party.

If you have class or other conflicts feel free to come at any point during the meeting.

Feel free to reach out to Tad ([email protected]) or Juhi ([email protected]) with any questions!

With Royal Courtesy,

Tad A. Schnaufer II & Juhi Kansra

Editor-in-Chief & Managing Editor

Perspectives on Global Issues

[02/03/15]   Monday February 9th Meeting will be held in room WW412. Thank you and please let us know if you are able to attend.

[02/03/15]   PGI's First Meeting and Editorial Workshop

When: Monday February 9th from 5 - 630 pm.
Where: Woolworth Room TBA
Who: All editorial staff and anyone interested in the publication
Why: We will discuss this coming semester's goals and the work ahead. We have received several submissions so far and will need to begin the editorial process during this meeting. Snacks will be provided.

If you have class or other conflicts feel free to come at any point during the meeting.

Feel free to reach out to Tad ([email protected]) or Juhi ([email protected]) with any questions!

Very Respectfully,

Tad A. Schnaufer II & Juhi Kansra

Editor-in-Chief & Managing Editor

Perspectives on Global Issues


PACT and PGI Leaders representing SAGA at the SPS Club Fest Jan 21


Perspectives on Global Issues's cover photo


Perspectives on Global Issues 12/09/2014


Perspectives on Global Issues, the student journal of CGA is opening a call for submissions for the Spring 2015 edition! We are looking for papers for publication and exciting material to post on the web to make MSGA students known. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until February 16, 2015. All submissions will be blind-peer reviewed and edited by the PGI Editorial Board, to ensure top-class quality. We are looking to publish at least 10-15 articles in our journal this year! Please see criteria and how to structure a submission email below.

Being published in an academic journal is an excellent asset for your resume, and skill to highlight to potential employers and institutions of higher education. We encourage all students to submit a paper and/or short piece to PGI! If your piece is selected for publication you will be notified with details.


• Submit to: [email protected]

• Journal Submissions: Concentration themed, 3,500-4,000 words

• Online submissions: Photos (high resolution, jpeg only), Op-Eds, Book Reviews, Blogs; 500-2,000 words

• Please include: Your name, Concentration, Paper title & word count, Two-line bio

For more information, please visit our website at:

And like us on Facebook!

Good luck to everyone, please feel free to reach out to Tad ([email protected]) or I ([email protected]) with any questions! Quote of the Week #1 Nov 28, 2014By Sergey Melkumov in Quote of the Week No Comments Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. — Sir Winston Churchill

[04/03/14]   Have you seen the latest PGI issue, Fall 2013 is hot off the press and available online at
Also you can order your very own copy at the NYU Bookstore for $11 at the Espresso machine, look for Rebecca and she will assist you.

[03/11/14]   DEADLINE for NEW SUBMISSION to PGI: MARCH 31st
PGI Is now accepting papers for Spring Publication.
Please send your research, op-ed, book reviews, etc to [email protected]
All papers must be less than 4000 words with endnotes, all graphics/photos must be credited unless they are your own

[02/13/14]   PGI is still seeking members for our editorial staff
Please send an email of interest to [email protected] or [email protected]
to see how you can be a part of the student journal

[02/05/14]   PGI Is now accepting papers for Spring Publication.
Please send your research, op-ed, book reviews, etc to [email protected]
All papers must be less than 4000 words with endnotes, all graphics/photos must be credited unless they are your own




Great Jouranl RELEASE PARTY last night, thank you all for coming!!!


Perspectives on Global Issues

Monday February 3rd @ 4:00pm
Woolworth Room #430
JOIN US, Free Refreshments


Monday February 3rd @ 4:00pm
Woolworth Room #430
JOIN US, Free Refreshments




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