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  • Writer's pictureSorina I. Crisan, PhD

Grow Your Research Knowledge & Community

Do you love reading and learning about research, writing, and analysis within the field of international relations?

If so, welcome, you have come to the right section of this website.

Here you may read and get inspired by short articles and interviews with scholars and practitioners who present and discuss their work within the fields of foreign policy, communications, persuasion, perception, psychological distance, decision making, diplomacy, public speaking, international security, and other international relations (IR) related topics.

Is there a need for a new platform with interviews and short articles on IR topics?

Yes. There is always space for more views to be shared and more work to be highlighted in an online medium. And, as the saying goes, "the more the better." Together, we can learn from one another and positively grow in ways we have not yet envisioned.

What is the reason behind creating an interview section for this website?

It is a privilege to be able to learn about people’s research and motivation behind their work. Innovative research, writing, and analysis inspire me to move forward in my own work. I would like this website to do the same for other like-minded individuals.

The main goal for the interview section of this website is to help create a platform and a positive environment for an online community who is keen on sharing their knowledge for the greater good of us all.

How will the interview section of the site look like?

In this section, you will be able to read short interviews and articles highlighting the work of young scholars, as well as that of established academics and practitioners.

The template for the interview will follow a question-and-answer (Q&A) format. Upcoming interviews will look visually similar to this post, and they will focus on answering the five 'W's of journalism: Who, What, When, Where, and Why.

Can your research be presented on this website?

If you are interested in having your work discussed on this site, please reach out to us by using the contact page. Tell us how your work and your story about research, writing, and analysis relates to the topics covered by P&D. If your work is a fit, we will conduct an interview with you to help highlight your work and share your best practice insights. The goal is to tell your story, as it relates to your work and to your vision for the future of your field.

How can you contribute to the mission of this website?

There are three ways to contribute to our mission and share knowledge and insights, in a positive online environment.

  1. Please let us know if you would like to share your own story about research, writing, and analysis.

  2. Feel free to recommend individuals or companies that we should reach out to for an interview.

  3. P&D supports education and would like to invite you to find a cause that speaks to you and contribute towards it, in any way you see fit. If you are looking for inspiration on this topic, check out our contact page for a philanthropic suggestion.

This website is dedicated to you, dear reader. Getting your feedback and recommendations is always useful.

You may contact us by leaving a comment below or by using the contact page.

To conclude, are there any rules and boundaries to keep in mind when writing a comment at the end of a post or submitting feedback and recommendations?

Yes. Please be kind and respectful of the work posted on this site.

As a rule, we support constructive criticism to grow. We find that kind and encouraging words help everyone improve and aspire to grow.

Thank you for reading.

Illustrations: Courtesy of photo gallery.

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