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Dear Incoming Students,
I would like to present you with an exciting opportunity to write for one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious student-run academic publications in International Affairs. Columbia University’s Journal of International Affairs is looking for book review writers for its Fall/Winter 2011 issue on authoritarian states.
The issue will explore common themes in the ways that different authoritarian states attempt to boost internal legitimacy, exploit open economic networks, leverage international institutions, co-opt the media and stifle dissent. By viewing these regimes from the inside out, this issue will yield important insights about the role that authoritarian governments play on the world stage.
By July 20, interested applicants should email email@example.com the following:
1. A recent CV
2. Two recommendations of potential books for review (recently published – earliest from 2009)
3. A short writing sample (no longer than 750 words)
Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance by August 5. The books will be assigned after the recruiting process is over.
Each book review will be 300 words long and will be due on September 5, 2011.