Established in 2013, The Policy Forum at Mills College is a student-run online journal presenting the best written work of our Public Policy undergraduate and graduate students. Our students focus on assessing public problems, developing creative solutions, and implementing policies that are efficient, equitable, ethical, and feasible.
What gets published?
The Policy Forum hosts outstanding examples of student work from their on-campus coursework or off-campus professional engagements. Popular topics fall into any number of the following categories, depending on a student’s area(s) of focus or personal interest(s):
|Agriculture & Food||Environment & Energy|
|Children & Families||Gender Equity & LGBTQ|
|Community & Economic Development||Health & Wellness|
|Disaster Response||Human & Civil Rights|
|Legislative Affairs & Politics||International Development|
|Poverty & Social Welfare||Transportation|
|Rural Issues||Urban Planning & Land Use|
Mills students and alumni are encouraged to submit an article based on their highest quality work for publication to the journal. Submissions may include (but are not limited to) opinion editorials, interviews, visual data projects, and summaries of senior theses and Master’s Policy Reports, which are professional papers that meet both Mills’ academic standards and the needs of a practitioner who acts as a client for the project.
Student articles can be reviewed on the Policy Forum page. Respectful discussion, debate, and commentary are encouraged through use of the comments function. If you are interested in submitting your work for publication, please consult the submissions page and follow submission instructions.The Policy Forum at Mills is strictly a journal publication and bears no affiliation with other student groups or organizations. Additionally, all opinions published on The Policy Forum at Mills are the authors’ own, and not neccessarily representative of the Public Policy Program at Mills College.