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.

2019-2020 ISLC Committees

Franz Osilia, President
Carmela Irato, Vice President

Speakers Committee

Alanna Margulies (Chair)
Asma Khan
Yi Zheng
Malika Dia
Cassie Oranzi
Megan Rutkai
Berat Talay
Julia Wang
Celia Lane
Daphne Tang
Peter Huang
Gianpaolo Defelice
Leo Xie

Social Committee

Lindsay Ofori (Co-Chair)
Avi Kirpekar (Co-Chair)
Ava Kelley
Matthew McGough
Anna Sargeantson
Naushil Mehta
Lance Kotler
Madison White
Alexandra Jaramillo
Spencer Ryan
Nathan Felmus
Scott Steinmetz
Haadiya Ahmed

International Studies Research Initiative Committee

William Leister (Chair)
William Klink
Luke McGeown
Zainub Balla
John Allen
Yi Su
Alex Chavez
Megan Cohen
Nina Davis
Hritamber Chakraborty
Kevin LaMonica
Christian Meyer
Lydia Long

Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs (POFA) Committee

Zachary Wheeler (Chair)
Amanda Yuen

Foreign Affairs Review (FAR) International Studies Journal

Sabrina Sussman (Chair)
Lucy Massey
Jessica Zhang
Gabriela Baghdady
Divisha Jaiswal
Gracyn Sollman
Chris Park
Yi Wu
Dominique Varier
Maria Garcia
Benjamin Juul
Julia An