Students have an ever-increasing menu to consider when gaining publishing experience as undergraduates. Future teachers and anyone hoping to deepen their cross-cultural credentials may publish a CultureGuide, a teaching unit on a country they have lived in and studied.
Seeking the academic feather in their cap, students may submit to journals—sponsored by Kennedy Center academic programs and other campus partners—such as Sigma (political and international affairs), Studia Antiqua (Ancient Near Eastern studies), Claremont Undergraduate Research Conference Proceedings (European studies), the Rice Papers (Asian studies), Inquiry (journal of cross-cultural research from field studies), or the Journal of International Organization Studies (practitioners in international organizations).
“The rate of unemployment in Duncan Village is very high, estimated at more than 50 percent. Poverty is rampant and, as a consequence, crime rates are very high. Streets are crowded with people, including those seeking shebeens, a high-transmission area where alcoholic beverages are sold out of households. Young children often play in the streets during times when they are supposed to be at school.” —Amy Smart, “Uniform of Hope: Reciprocity and Volunteerism in East London’s High Transmission Area Project,” Inquiry, fall 2010
“The economy is a major problem facing Europe, and, in addition to declining birth rates, the population is growing older and living longer than ever. The expected lifespan has risen dramatically all over Europe in recent years, contributing to the stress on the economy and society as a whole. The problem is especially daunting for youth who will have to cope with supporting a continually aging population without the hope of someone doing the same for them in the future.” —Lauren Soelberg “The Upside Down Pyramid: Declining Populations Mean a Demographic Crisis for Europe,” Sigma, fall 2010