The School of International Service hosts engaging and informative events for our students and school community every week. Our guest speakers, expert panels, and book discussions address the most important questions in international affairs from broad interdisciplinary perspectives. Over the course their studies, students have the chance to hear from a diverse range of speakers, including current and former heads of state, government officials, civil society leaders, environmental stewards, human rights activists, and social entrepreneurs.

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Antiracism in the Humanities

July 22: Join us for a panel discussion on antiracist and decolonial imperatives in literature, social sciences, and the arts.


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Recorded Events

Watch the recordings of several virtual panel discussions that SIS hosted in June.

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Video: Ambassadors’ Discussion

On July 14, two ambassadors discussed peace in South Asia and the impacts of COVID-19 on the region. 

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