John Jay Journal

The John Jay Journal

Our research articles are published in our journal: the John Jay Journal of International Affairs. The journal’s namesake was an American statesman who helped lay the foundation for America’s judicial system and foreign policy in the immediate aftermath of the War for Independence.

The articles published in this journal are significantly longer and more in-depth than our analysis articles. In writing these papers that analyze international affairs topics, our goal is to foster awareness and discussion about pressing global issues. We hope that you enjoy this new journal!

Our Issues

Fall 2022

Spring 2022

Fall 2021

The Journal Team

Our Journal team comes alongside the Caspian Project Team to create the complementary John Jay Journal. The team on the journal work hard to verify research and create a beautiful journal design.

Want to learn more about a team member? Keep scrolling to read our biographies.

Editor in Chief

Valkyrie Armstrong

Valkyrie Armstrong is a Senior at Patrick Henry College majoring in Government with a focus on International Politics and Policy. Valkyrie currently resides in Sparrow Bush, New York, but hopes to work in the D.C. area after graduation. Valkyrie is passionate about human rights advocacy and is actively involved as the President of Patrick Henry College’s International Justice Mission Club, where she helps to prevent and spread awareness on human trafficking. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree, Valkyrie hopes to pursue a career in market research.  

Associate Editor

Emma Fenton

Emma is a sophomore at Patrick Henry College majoring in General Government. She hopes to attend law school after college at a university in the Virginia area. Once finishing school, Emma would like to use her skills as a lawyer by serving the growing Hispanic community in the Virginia and D.C areas. She is from the historic town of Franklin, Tennessee, adjacent to Nashville. Besides her love for international issues, she is a member of the chorale, where she pursues her passion for music.

Publication Editor

Ian Ishiyama

Ian Ishiyama is a Junior at Patrick Henry College majoring in Government with a focus on International Politics and Policy. He currently lives in Mililani, Hawaii located in Central Oahu. After graduating with a Bachelor’s and studying abroad in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Ian hopes to obtain a master’s degree from the Institute of World Politics in the DC area. His end goals are to join the State Department and work at an embassy overseas. Due to his love of international relations research, he could also see himself working domestically at a global policy think tank. Ian also loves nature, photography, and hiking.

Publication Editor

Kennedy King

Kennedy is a freshman at Patrick Henry College, majoring in Economics and Business Analytics. After graduating, Kennedy hopes to utilize her passion for people and networking in the business world. She hails from Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and plans on returning to the state to pursue her career. She is happiest when busy, is always interested in a coffee run, and enjoys soccer, Mock Trial, and writing.

Research Editor

James Hodson

James Hodson is a student at Patrick Henry College studying Government (Political Theory) and History. He hopes to continue his studies in graduate school and teach as a professor. James grew up in Calais, Maine. At Patrick Henry College, James edits for a number of campus journals and organizes events for the Political Theory and Political Philosophy programs.

Research Editor

Jessica Garlock

Jessica is a junior at Patrick Henry College majoring in History. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a degree in international relations and later work with criminal justice issues in cross-cultural environments, particularly child exploitation and human trafficking. Currently, she puts her love of foreign affairs and history to work as an assistant editor for Providence magazine and editor-in-chief of PHC’s Alexandria Archives.


Gabrielle Sakai

Gabrielle Sakai is a sophomore at Patrick Henry College majoring in Government with a focus on International Politics and Policy. Gabrielle currently lives in Middletown, VA, and is a dedicated member of one of Patrick Henry’s varsity Mock Trial teams. Due to her love of cross-cultural work, Gabrielle hopes to eventually work overseas with an NGO, missions organization, or the State Department to practically serve a community in need. 


Howard Newman

Howard is a Junior, majoring in Government, the American Politics and Policy track. Howard was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, and after graduation would like to move back to Florida to work in state or local government. He is involved in the Patrick Henry College baseball team and plays cello in the orchestra. He has a passion for obscure chess variants. 

P.S. That picture...

Aquamarine, turquoise, and a rich blue swirl together in the waters of the Caspian Sea – a sea we’re slightly partial to. This breathtaking photo owes credit to NASA. Click for more (opens in a new tab).