HPAR is the student-led academic journal that allows graduate students to build academic and professional skills through writing and editing high-quality work in a variety of media.
Humphrey School of Public Affairs - University of Minnesota
We strive to facilitate collaboration across Humphrey programs and build connections between students, staff, the broader university, and the local community. Together, we aspire to create an enduring forum for open dialogue and contribute to discussions on pressing public affairs issues.
All finalized pieces are published on our website. A selection of those will be featured in our Annual Issue published in the Spring semester.
Analysis of public affairs issues at the local, national or global level. All work must be original and exclusive to HPAR. Proper citations include hyperlinks to relevant online resources.
Books must be nonfiction and relate to current policy issues facing our local and global communities. Overall, this book should act as a tool to expand policy decisions.
1-2 pages (30-45 min)
Interviewee must have influenced public policy decisions during their career. Questions asked during the interview should relate to current public policies.
1500 - 3000 words (5-10 pages)
Professional pieces should reflect the highest level of analysis displayed by graduate students as they address key policy issues facing our local, national, or global environment. The questions and answers explored in these pieces should have diverse perspectives and fit within one or more of the following categories:
Economic, Community & International Development | Governance, Management & Politics
Global & International Issues | Social Policy | Environment, Science & Technology
Urban & Regional Planning | Human Rights | Gender & Public Policy
ACCEPTING ALL SUBMISSIONS Till DECEMBER 1ST
2-week editing process for shorter pieces
1-2 months editing process for policy papers
ANNUAL ISSUE: SPRING 2017*
All submissions received prior to Dec. 1st are guaranteed to be published in the Annual Issue