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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Upcoming Events

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Symposium with SIS and Deloitte

On March 25, experience a variety of activities all focused on creating a more inclusive workforce. 



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Films at Founders: Happening

Join us for this year's final Films at Founders screening on April 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.


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Racism and its Effects on Health

Join us on April 16 at 4:00 p.m. to hear Dr. David R. Williams's presentation on this important issue. 


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2019 Ignatius Lecture

Join us in the SIS Atrium on April 17 for the annual Ignatius Lecture, this year featuring Walmart's Kathleen McLaughlin. 


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More upcoming events

For more events coming soon to SIS, read the weekly Event Bulletin.