The BYU Political Review began in 2006 as a student publication sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies and the Political Science department. It is Brigham Young University’s sole political op-ed publication.
The mission of the BYU Political Review is to facilitate engaging political discussion in order to help BYU students become informed, involved citizens who are capable of critically thinking through today’s pressing issues.
The BYU Political Review publishes three print publications each semester; articles from these publications are also posted online. In addition, the BYU Political Review publishes web-exclusive content throughout the fall and winter semesters. Content in the BYU Political Review comes from both staff members and individual submissions from students and professors. The staff is composed of students from various majors who are interested in facilitating discussion about current events on campus. Staff members meet weekly as part of a one-credit class.
Each semester, the class organizes an event to provide a campus forum for political thought. Past events include debates, guest lectures, election watch parties, and professor panels.
For those interested in becoming involved with the BYU Political Review, please click here.