How to contribute?

Choosing a topic

The Global shares critical insights and analysis on a wide range of global governance issues. Please consult our Categories section for some ideas about framing your contribution and selecting a topic. Most importantly, chose a topic you are interested in and passionate about!

Your Audience

Our international audience includes scholars, researchers, grad students, the Geneva-based policy community, and journalists.

The basics

  • Length of 500-1000 words (1-2 pages single space), in either English or French.
  • Think of a short and catchy title for your piece.
  • Include a short synopsis (about 150 characters) to capture the essence of your contribution.
  • Suggest 3-5 keywords related to your topic.
  • Include a contact email, social media handle, and institutional affiliation (including any disclaimers)


  • When writing, be mindful of the audience you would like to reach.
  • Use simple and accessible language, avoiding jargon and overly technical words
  • Write in short sentences and paragraphs.
  • Add subheadings, especially if your piece is on the longer side.
  • We do not use footnotes. Please embed hyperlinks directly into your text where necessary.
  • Use the active voice (e.g. “The US reformed global governance. processes“) instead of the passive voice (e.g. “Global governance processes have been reformed by the US.“)
  • End the article on a point to provoke further thinking/discussion/call to action.


  • Submit your text in .doc or .docx file format.
  • You may suggest relevant images in high-resolution (noting copyrights).
  • Submit text and images to
  • All submissions will go through a light peer-review process.
  • There is no guarantee that all submissions will be published.