Weatherhead Center Working Paper Series

The Weatherhead Center invites WCFIA-affiliated Harvard doctoral candidates to submit manuscripts to its Working Paper Series. Accepted papers will be posted on the Center's website based on their relevance to contemporary issues in international affairs, originality of research, rigor of analysis, and significance of conclusions.

Who Is Eligible

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associates, as well as graduate students, visiting scholars, Fellows, and affiliates are encouraged to submit papers to the Working Paper Series.

Submission Procedure

Working Papers submitted by graduate students, visiting scholars, Fellows, and affiliates will be reviewed by a designated senior affiliate of the Center before final acceptance into the series. Faculty Associates are not required to have their paper reviewed.

Manuscripts should range between twenty-five and eighty double-spaced pages and must include an abstract of 150 words or less. Authors should forward an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word to the Publications Department at

Editorial Support

Authors are responsible for the accuracy of accepted papers. The Weatherhead Center Publications Department can provide developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading.

PDF Presentation

Authors of accepted papers will have a WCFIA-branded cover page added to their online paper.


The copyright remains with the author of the working paper.

For More Information

To inquire about submitting a manuscript, please contact the Publications Department.