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? YRIS recruits new staff at the beginning of each semester. Please check back in the Spring for more details.

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: Maya Albold and Faisal Bandar
Managing Desk Editor: Liam Will
Assistant Desk Editor: Lucas Miner
Online Managing Editor: Anjali Mangla
Assistant Online Editors: Yule Zhang, Ethan Chiu, and Noor Kareem
Publisher: Adia Keene
Co-Head Design Editors: Kaleb Assefa and Jeremy Williams
Outreach Director: Sreenivas Kuntamukkala
Assistant Outreach Director: Hailey Seo
Marketing Director: Sreenivas Kuntamukkala
Multimedia Director: Thomas Lowe
International Liaison: Cormac Thorpe

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