Established in 2013, The Policy Forum at Mills College is a student-run online publication presenting the best written work of our Public Policy undergraduate and graduate students. Our students focus on assessing public problems, developing creative solutions, and implementing policies that are efficient, equitable, ethical, and feasible.
The Policy Forum hosts outstanding examples of student writing that speaks from their course-work and real-world experience . Popular topics fall into any number of the following categories, depending on a student’s area(s) of focus or personal interest(s):
Agriculture & Food
Children & Families
Community & Economic Development
Environement & Energy
Gender Equity & LGBTQ
Health & Wellness
Human & Civil Rights
Legislative Affairs & Politics
News & Events
Poverty & Social Welfare
Mills students and alumni are encouraged to submit an article based on their highest quality work for publication to the journal. Submissions may include (but are not limited to) policy reports or briefs, opinion editorials, visual data projects, multimedia projects, interviews, literature reviews, and summaries of senior theses and Master’s Policy Reports, which are professional papers that meet both Mills’ academic standards and the needs of a practitioner who acts as a client for the project.
Student reports can be viewed in the Printed Publications page and are listed by volume. You can also read Analysis, Op-Eds, Radio, and more. Respectful discussion, debate, and commentary are encouraged through the use of comments moderation. If you are interested in submitting your work for publication, please consult the submissions page and follow the instructions.The Policy Forum at Mills is strictly a journal publication and bears no affiliation with other student groups or organizations. Additionally, all opinions published on The Policy Forum are the authors’ own, and not necessarily representative of the Public Policy Program at Mills College.