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IS Alumni Affinity Group Hosts DC Career Trip

Standing (l-r): Dr. Sydney Van Morgan, Zoya Sattar, Cristian Aguirre, Anthony Boutros, Jay Eastman, Elliot Seckler, Carolina Andrada, Liam Tresnan, Kellie, Hunn, Alexander Donovan, Grant Welby, Kevin Shen, and Joel T. Meyer. Sitting (l-r): Sophie Mirviss, Caroline Lupetini, Serena Frechter, and Sarah Fauska. Not pictured: Sarah Rosenberg

This intersession, January 17-19, 2018, a group of 16 Hopkins undergraduates participated in the inaugural DC Career Trip hosted by the International Studies Program and the newly established International Studies Alumni Affinity Group. IS alum Joel T. Meyer ’04 led the three day event inviting speakers to come and talk with the students about career […]


Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs

The International Studies Leadership Council is proud to announce the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs available now on Apple iTunes. Listen as current Hopkins undergraduates discuss foreign affairs topics and conduct individual interviews. Created by ISLC freshmen Ambassadors Zach Wheeler, Megan Rutkai and Franz Rincones, the HPFA will keep you in the know!


Intersession International Law Class Offered

Public International Law 5

During Intersession 2018, 18 students participated in a special course, AS.192.301 Public International Law, offered by the International Studies and East Asian Studies Programs and taught by Prof. Ilhyung Lee, the Edward W. Hinton Professor of Law at the University of Missouri. The course culminated in a moot court simulation of the Liancourt Rocks island […]


Watching “Star Wars” Like an Insurgent

Aronson Assistant Professor Sarah Parkinson reveals her preferred method of how to watch the Star Wars franchise along with how the movies demonstrate how female militants create organizational resilience.


IS Senior to Receive Brown Family Travel Award

Emily Pastrana ’18, a double major in International Studies and Latin American Studies with minors in History and Entrepreneurship and Management, has been awarded a grant from the Brown Family Travel Fund to conduct research in Cuba this intersession. Emily’s research, which will be the backbone of her senior thesis, focuses on fidelismo, the concept […]


Thankful for International Studies

Caroline Lupetini ’19, SAIS BA/MA ’20, talks with the Hopkins Insider about what she’s thankful for this holiday season.


PURA Winners Announced

Congratulations to International Studies majors Kristi Rhead ’18, Sami Ayele ’19, and Kelsey Ko ’19 who each received one of the prestigious Provost Undergraduate Research Awards (PURA). Kristi will be working with Professor Sara Miglietti from the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures on her project “What can art do for tolerance? The […]


Panelists Share Thoughts on Post-Islamic State Era

On October 5, the Aronson Center for International Studies sponsored a discussion on “Unexpected Challenges in the Post-Islamic State Era.” Panelists included Robert Ford, former U.S. Ambassador to Syria and Algeria, Caitlin McNary, a humanitarian aid specialist who has served in multiple Middle Eastern countries, and Amineh Safi, a Syrian human rights advocate. Sarah Parkinson, […]


International Studies Student Athletes

Congratulations to Kyla Persky, SAIS BA/MA ’20, and the entire JHU women’s soccer team for qualifying for the NCAA Division III Tournament. Good luck, ladies and Go Blue Jays!