CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Georgetown University case studies in diplomacy

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Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) is seeking submissions from H-Asia members for its online library of case studies in international relations and diplomacy. 

ISD case studies tell a clear, compelling story of an event, negotiations, or situation that illuminates the conduct of diplomacy. A case study need not be U.S.-centric and may focus on the dynamics among a range of conventional practitioners and non-state actors, as well as the impact of other outside forces.

We particularly welcome submissions from current and former practitioners who have first-hand experience in diplomacy and national security issues, and who can provide insights into the decision-making process through their writing. We also welcome submissions from university faculty and junior scholars. 

Our case studies are used in schools across the United States and globally, with students from high school through graduate school. The library is the largest of its kind, so authors can expect their work to reach a broad audience. ISD also pays authors an honorarium. 

Submission guidelines can be found on the ISD case studies website. Authors are asked to submit a two-page abstract that briefly describes the scope of the case study and the pedagogical purpose of the case to ISD will notify authors as soon as possible whether the proposed case is appropriate for the library’s needs.

Please feel free to contact Alistair Somerville (, ISD’s case studies and publications editor, should you have any questions or wish to discuss your proposal further.