International Studies Leadership Council

The International Studies Leadership Council (ISLC) is comprised of students who work directly with the program director and associated faculty with the purpose of bringing greater unity and direction to the IS major and program. The ISLC acts as a liaison between students and faculty, works to organize events, listens to student opinions and recommendations, and works to publicize news, information, and opportunities across campus and around the world. They also have the chance to share their thoughts on and experiences with the International Studies Program at Hopkins. To be eligible to serve, you must be a declared international studies major or a freshman intending to declare a major in international studies.

The ISLC also coordinates the International Studies Program membership with the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs. As a member of the BCFA, international studies majors are entitled to the following privileges:

  • Attendance to all programs free of charge
  • Invitations to all “dutch treat” Leadership Dinners
  • Receipt of a quarterly newsletter and notification of each program
  • Guaranteed reservations for all events
  • Guest privileges for all programs and Leadership Dinners
  • Substitution privileges for all programs and Leadership Dinners

For more information about the BCFA or to attend one of their events, contact the ISLC leadership.

2018-2019 ISLC Committees

Elizabeth Duncan, Co-Director
Franz Osilia Rincones, Co-Director

Speakers Committee

Megan Rutkai (Chair)
Yi Zheng
Alex Mejia
Asma Khan
Malika Dia
Cassie Oranzi
Jillian Bukstel
Alanna Margulies
Berat Talay
Julia Wang

Social Committee

Lindsay Ofori (Chair)
Preston Coffin
Colleen Anderson
Lexie Botzum
Juliann Susas
Ashley Wax
Naushil Mehta
Ava Kelley
Matthew McGough
Cammie Berman
Lance Kotler
Avi Kirpekar
May Lee
Madison White

Outreach/External Relations Committee

William Klink (Chair)
Zoe Oysul
Luke McGeown
Anna Sargeantson
Carmela Irato
Zainub Balla
Hunter Hendrix
John Allen
Yi Su
William Leister

Podcast Committee

Zach Wheeler (Chair)
Jamie Oh
Louis Burns

International Studies Journal

Lucy Massey (Chair)
Umer Janja
Renee Robinson
Gabriela Baghdady
Jessica Zhang
Sofia Romano
Sabrina Sussman
Divisha Jaiswal
Gracyn Sollman
Marvis Gutierrez