New Editor-in-Chief Elected to BCJ

Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright

CAITLIN WATSON
Associate Editor at SAIS Europe

The Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs has elected a new editor-in-chief to spearhead this year’s publication. Jeffrey Wright, SAIS Europe M.A. candidate and strategic studies concentrator, will take on the student-run journal’s lead role and establish a theme for this year’s publication and soliciting articles from a wide array of experts.  Wright has yet to select the rest of the editorial team, but he predicts it will comprise around 12 students.

SAIS Europe, then the Bologna Center, first published the Journal in 1997 and since then it has provided a forum to disseminate ideas about current issues in international relations. Professor of History, Global Theory, and European and Eurasian Studies Mark Gilbert is the journal’s faculty adviser. He believes that SAIS Europe can offer a particularly global perspective, given its diverse faculty and student body.

Wright said his vision for the journal is “to produce a volume that explores familiar international problems from new perspectives.” He also hopes to expand its reach and open up more opportunities for both students and faculty to contribute by bolstering the Journal’s internet presence. “I look forward to making the BJIA’s website a larger part of the intellectual conversation at SAIS Europe by giving students and professors an outlet for opinions too timely to be published in the Journal,” he said.