IRSAM publishes The McGill International Review (MIR), which serves as a platform for students to engage in International Relations through online and print media.

The McGill International Review (MIR) is the fastest-growing student publication at McGill. Since 2000, MIR has been dedicated to high-quality research in international affairs, offering both an annual academic journal and an online platform.

The MIR allows students to have the opportunity to participate in the dialogue of the international community in a format other than speaking. In addition to being published as an academic journal at the end of the year, the new online format of the MIR allows a constant dialog to progress throughout the year from contributors within the McGill community in addition to scholars in International Relations.


Past MIR Journals

MIR 2011

MIR 2014

MIR 2016



Executive Editorial Board 2017-2018: 

Editor-in-Chief Online: Ben Aloi

 Editor-in-Chief Journal: Marie Lemieux


The McGill International Review (MIR) is dedicated to high-quality student research in international affairs, offering a neutral forum for thoughtful debate and discovery. Check out our blogs, featured stories, videos, and more at To get involved, visit our website for more information about available positions.


The first print issue of The McGill International Review (MIR) with its theme of Canada in the World, was published in the Winter of 2000. Led by Toby A.A. Heaps (B.A., 2000) and his team of editors under IRSAM’s Vice President of Internal Operations, the publication provided a new platform for discussion of international relations, catered specifically to the young academia.

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Following a temporary hiatus, MIR was relaunched in 2010 with a new mandate to better cater to the needs of the publication’s biggest readership. It modified its submission process to include the undergraduate student body. With its new vision to create a journal made for and by the undergraduate community of McGill, MIR gradually became an accessible outlet for student discourse.

The platform was reformatted in 2013 under the supervision of then Vice President of Internal Operations (Ameya Pendse) to engage wider readership. The executive board included Esther Lee (Editor in Chief), Alex Langer (Managing Editor, Online), and Christopher Liu (Managing Editor, Print).

Under Dylan Lamberti (Editor in Chief, Online) and Miro Guzzini (Editor in Chief, Print), 2016-17 saw an exponential growth in readership, a dramatic increase in high quality submissions, and the production of more professionalized media projects. This team effort earned MIR its first nomination for Publication of the Year by the Student Society of McGill University (SSMU), as well as numerous academic citations.

For 2017-2018, Benjamin Aloi (Editor in Chief, Online) and Marie Lemieux (Editor in Chief, Print) will assume independent seats on the IRSAM Board of Directors for the first time in the publication’s history, and the two look to build on last year’s tremendous successes to consistently deliver excellent critical analysis in international affairs.