Overture: Journal of International Affairs

A student-led publication sponsored by the Goldfarb Center

Global engagement is a critical component of the Colby experience. The Goldfarb Center is proud to support Overture, Colby’s only student-run journal on international affairs, which was first published in spring 2021. The inaugural journal showcased student and faculty work on foreign affairs and the state of the international order from looking at the integration of private military security contractors in U.S. foreign policy to the banality of violence in Mali. 

Each spring Overture seeks a range of student research submissions for its next volume. Submissions should broadly relate to contemporary global affairs, regional conflict, international institutions, international political economy, U.S. foreign policy, and current issues regarding security, public health, environmental, and human rights concerns.

Submissions can come from papers written for classes, writing from foreign affairs-related internships, or policy proposals created by students. Students from all class years and a broad range of academic disciplines are encouraged to apply to have their research published. The top five submissions, as determined by the editorial board, is awarded $100. 

Past Volumes