About YRIS

The Yale Review of International Studies (YRIS) is an undergraduate journal dedicated to publishing both opinion and long-form scholarship on contemporary and historical global issues. In order to address the many questions of international interest, YRIS seeks to stimulate broad and multi-faceted debate on issues ranging from foreign policy to international trends in law, culture, and the environment.

Interested in joining staff? Click this link to access our interest form! Meet us at our info session at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, Sept 13 in LC 102

The YRIS Design Committee is looking for members! The YRIS Design Committee’s mission is dedicated to transforming selected essays into printable publications. Our responsibilities include (but not limited to) cover design, page layout, and final round editing. No graphic design experience is necessary, just a desire to learn. Apply here: https://forms.gle/Ry9WhnxPeXkLNsCo9


Editors-in-Chief: Cormac Thorpe and Sreenivas Kuntamukkala
Managing Desk Editors: Noor Kareem and Elizabeth Dejanikus
Assistant Desk Editor: Ari Nagle
Head Design Editor: Jeremy Williams
Publisher: Beckett Pechon-Elkins
Outreach and Marketing Director: Hailey Seo
Interviews and Events Director: Owen Haywood
International Liaison: Ethan Chiu
Social Chair: Luis Tomas Orozco

Academic Advisors

Amanda Behm, Associate Director, International Security Studies, Yale University
Beverly Gage, Professor of History, Yale University
Clare Lockhart, Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs; Director and co-Founder of the Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE)
Dr. Isaiah Wilson III, Senior Lecturer at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs; Colonel, U.S. Army, retired; Director of the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) and USAWC Press at the US Army War College
Julia Adams, Professor of Sociology and International & Area Studies; Head of College, Grace Hopper College; Co-director of YaleCHESS (Center for Historical Enquiry and the Social Sciences)
Ryan Crocker, Kissinger Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute, Yale University

Contact Us


For all general inquiries, including for media requests and submission guidelines, please reach us at yris@yira.org.


Yale International Relations Association

206 Elm Street, PO Box 202144

New Haven, CT 06520-2144