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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!

ISLC Hosts Lunch and Learn with Joel Meyer (’04)


On 10/23, the ISLC hosted a ‘Lunch and Learn,’ the second iteration of an ongoing series in which a select number of students have the opportunity to ask candid career questions to industry leaders. The event featured Joel Meyer (JHU Class of 2004), the current Senior Vice President for the Public Sector at Dataminr. In addition to […]

ISLC Hosts Midterm Study Break


Students took a break from studying for their midterms and joined the ISLC for cookies and hot cocoa on 10/19. Thank you to everyone who dropped by. The ISLC will host its next study break on 11/2.

ISLC Membership Finalized for 2017-2018

ISLC Members

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 members of the International Studies Leadership Council and the new ISLC Freshman Ambassadors: Alex Marksteiner, Alex Mejia, Anthony Boutros, Artur Barkan, Ashley Wax, Bonnie Jin, Caroline Kim, Caroline Lupetini (Social Committee Chair), Colleen Anderson, Cristian Aguirre, David Hamburger (Outreach/External Relations Committee Chair), David Saveliev, Elizabeth Duncan (International Studies Journal Committee Chair), […]

ISLC Hosts First Lunch and Learn

The International Studies Leadership Council hosted PhD candidate Heidi Morefield for its inaugural Lunch and Learn event. Ms. Morefield explained the benefits, challenges, and requirements of becoming a project manager with USAID as she described her experience on the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We are grateful to Ms. Morefield for taking the […]

Aronson Professor Awarded JHU Berman Institute for Bioethics Exploration of Practical Ethics Research Grant

Congratulations to Aronson Professor Sarah Parkinson and her co-investigator Meaghan Charlton (a PhD candidate in Political Science) who received a JHU Berman Institute for Bioethics Exploration of Practical Ethics Research Grant. They will be studying communities of ethical practice in humanitarian disasters, with a focus on the Syrian refugee crisis.

ISLC Hosts Welcome Back Party

Starting the academic year off in style, the International Studies Leadership Council hosted a welcome-back meet-and-greet in the International Studies Program office in Mergenthaler Hall. Almost a hundred students came to mingle with alumni, faculty, and community partners over food and drinks. Like the International Studies Facebook page to stay updated on future events.

SAIS Welcomes New BA/MA Candidates

A new group of BA/MA candidates made it official as they participated in new student orientation at SAIS’ DC campus. From left, seniors Jonathan Tai, Ava White, David Hamburger, and Robert Ticzon.