-From the Editor-

Thank you for visiting the Cornell Policy Review. Your support, readership, and engagement allows us to continue our work in exploring the many layers of public policy, and attempting to understand how policy decisions shape the trajectory of society.

With a new year of dynamic and contentious global policy issues, we strive to present relevant analyses at all levels of impact. Our publication is a forum for insightful, objective, and provocative discussion on public affairs, policy, and international development. As a community of scholar-practitioners from across the world, we examine policy within local, national, and global environments and solicit commentaries, analyses, interviews, and scholarly contributions from those interested in public policy across Cornell University and beyond.

As we look toward the 2016-2017 academic year, our team will put forward a wide range of articles covering topics on food policy, domestic and international elections, education, trade, and technology, to name a few. Working with collaborators from across the globe, the Review will also continue to enhance our offerings to you, our readers, by launching a podcast series, publishing our 2nd annual Special Edition, and laying the groundwork for joint publications with fellow policy journals.

Thank you for your continued support, and we sincerely hope you consider contributing to the discussion.

In service,

Peter Cody Fiduccia


-About the Cornell Policy Review-

The Cornell Policy Review is the official public policy journal of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA), a graduate program offering a two-year Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA). Originally founded in the spring of 1996 as The Current, The Cornell Policy Review is now an online journal run by CIPA Fellows who serve as both editors and contributors for the Policy Review. The Review is proud to be affiliated with the College of Human Ecology and Cornell University at large.