Theme: work in a changing world

Blog pieces or articles may be on any topic related to international development, but this year the editorial team is particularly interested in entries that provide perspectives on work and livelihoods.  

The nature of work is changing fast. Automation, globalization, demographic shifts, climate change, migration, and conflict are just a few of the factors reshaping the global labor market. Understanding these changes and responding effectively comprise some of our most pressing policy challenges. 

We are interested in your perspective on how to promote secure and sustainable livelihoods in a changing world.

Blog Piece criteria

  • 250-600 words

  • Posts should be on a topic related to International Development, but we are specifically interested in post that address this year’s theme

  • Posts may also describe a relevant personal experience

  • Posts should be written for an "educated layman" audience 

  • Posts CAN be accompanied by other media (pictures, videos or infographics) 

Article Criteria:

  • 1200-1600 words

  • Articles should be on a topic related to International Development, but we are specifically interested in articles that address this year’s theme

  • Articles should be academic in style and should use Chicago author-date citations

  • Students may use class papers as a starting point

  • Articles can be accompanied by other media (pictures, videos or infographics)

Submitting a blog piece or article to sais perspectives allows you to make your voice heard, share your ideas and opinions, and get involved in the SAIS community. It also offers you the opportunity to work with an editor and create a polished final product. 

If you would like to discuss submission ideas, please feel free to contact the editorial team at sais.perspectives@gmail.com. FOR DETAILED GUIDELINES ON SUBMISSIONS, PLEASE REFER TO THIS DOCUMENT.