iAffairs is an online hub produced by students of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University. We have created a comprehensive online network that can facilitate academic discussion by engaging the diverse international affairs community in Canada and around the world, with a specific focus on students, emerging scholars, and young professionals. iAffairs is supported by the editorial staff of the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (CFPJ). The partnership with CFPJ provides the journal with an approachable and expansive online network and a tool to follow and anticipate emerging trends in the international policy community.
iAffairs Canada and its team are focused on providing:
- A regularly updated collection of international affairs content – including news, op-eds, interviews, multimedia, and scholarly articles in English and French.
- Online discussion and commentary by both established professionals and graduate students based thematically by topic and region.
- Original research and policy commentary from a diverse range of authors, including new and senior scholars, practitioners, and industry professionals.
- A network of students, academics, young professionals, and practitioners as well as student groups, NGOs, think-tanks, and community organizations.
- Promotion of events and interviews with rising young scholars, authors, diplomats, and other professionals in international affairs.
Professors of international affairs are encouraged to use the blog format as a means of encouraging their students to participate in online discussion. The blog interface is designed to allow professors to easily browse and evaluate their students’ contributions.