About the Journal
The Michigan Journal of International Affairs (MJIA) is a student-run magazine that strives to foster a greater understanding of global events among students at the University of Michigan. Our publication features opinion-editorial pieces and longer scholarly articles written by university undergraduates, and attempts to address the critical political, economic and humanitarian issues facing the international community. We hope not only to report global events but also to discuss their relevance for students on campus, and to offer insightful analysis and creative perspectives on controversial topics.
MJIA serves the university community in many ways. Our staff writers, all students at the university, develop stronger writing and editing abilities and develop critical thinking skills. We challenge students to take the initiative and deepen their understanding of the issues through group discussions and interviews with visitors to campus (we recently had the opportunity to meet the Archbishop Desmond Tutu). We provide opportunities for leadership; our journal is divided into semi-autonomous regional groups, each with its own editor and regional staff. Our publication challenges students, both staff writers and readers, to apply the ideas learned in the classroom to what happens in the world around them. Most importantly, we want to empower students to engage their campus and community, facilitating discussions on key issues and presenting thoughtful and fresh analyses of important topics.