Publish Your Original Work on Ike’s Anvil!

Interested in publishing your original take on current events? The Eisenhower Institute invites students from all majors to submit articles for publication on Ike’s Anvil. This is a great way to get your foot in the door of the world of political opinion writing, and a fantastic resume booster. Students do not need to be participating in any of our programs to submit an original piece.

Submissions should be between 400 and 750 words in length and should express an original opinion. This can come in the form of a short article, response to a recently published Op-Ed, reflection on an Eisenhower Institute discussion or program session, journal entry, dialogue with another student or professor, etc. Sample topics include:

    • Great power competition
    • U.S. involvement abroad
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Influence of social media on politics
    • Partisanship
    • Populism
    • Reflections on current or past policy issues
    • Government Response to the COVID-19 pandemic

These topics are merely suggestions meant to inspire opinions and should not be viewed as an exhaustive list. All submissions will be reviewed by the editorial team before being posted. If your article is accepted, you must make the recommended edits and return a final version to the editor before publication. Authors are responsible for the content of their posts and will retain ownership after publication. We will be accepting a limited number of submissions and those selected for publication will be available on Ike’s Anvil and may be shared via the Eisenhower Institute’s social media channels.

Please send submissions, including a title for your piece, your name, and your class year to Vanessa Igras, Managing Editor, at