International Leadership Series

Global Goals at the ILS 

Your learning, thinking and actions—both now and after graduating—are integral to achievement of a more just, secure and sustainable global future. In an effort to fulfill the university’s mission to build the global citizens at TAMIU, The Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement and the Office of International Engagement teamed up to create the International Leadership Series (ILS). That is why the International Leadership Series, a premier leadership program, is comprised of 60-minute speaker seminars, featuring speakers discussing domestic and global challenges, that examine the seven elements of global citizenship as defined by Oxfam. 

In the 2019-2020 Academic Year, sustainability was the central elment under examination. In the 2020-2021 Academic Year, social justice and equity was the central element under examination. In 2021-2022 Academy Year, human rights was the central element under examination.


Our theme for the 2022-2023 academic year is Power and Governance!


As part of the International Leadership Series this year, we hope participants are able to see themselves as social change advocates. It is important to understand specific concepts and analyze the role they play.

Power and Governance helps us understand the varying dynamics at play in a society- whether all individuals can participate fully in the cultural, economic, political and social realms.


International Leadership Series:

Friday September 16, 2022 11:15am-1:00pm STC 236

The Origins and Evolution of the Constitutional Right to Privacy w/ Dr. Simon Zschirnt

Friday October 14, 2022 11:15am-1:00pm STC 236

The Bracero Program: Guestworkers or Deportable Labor? w/ Dr. Andrew Hazelton

Friday November 18, 2022 11:15am-1:00pm STC 236

Indigenuous Governance

Friday February 17, 2023 11:15am-1:00pm STC 236

Restorative Power: Confronting Conflict, Learning How to Have the Difficult Conversations, and Understanding How to Live Restoratively w/ Carlos Malave

Friday March 10, 2023 11:15am-1:00pm STC 236

International Governing Bodies

Friday April 21, 2023 11:15am-1:00pm STC 236



                                                                  Watch Previous Presentations

September 18, 2020

#PopJustice: The Intersection of Social Justice, Leadership and Pop Culture | Dr. Nicholas Hudson

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October 16, 2020

Intersections of Queer Justice and Anti-Racism Nationally and Globally | Julia R. Golden

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November 14, 2020

When Policing Goes Wrong: A Conversation with Huwe Burton

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February 26, 2021

Immigration Reform Panel | Rio Grande International Study Center, No Border Wall & Jessica Cisneros

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March 19, 2021

She Who Runs With Wolves | Tianna Faye Soto

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April 16, 2021

The Impact of Marginalization on Educational Opportunities | Dr. Hayley Kazen

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  • Attend all six International Leadership Series (ILS) speaker seminars
  • Complete a reflection after each speaker
  • Create a piece of art for the Art for Social Justice exhibition on April 11, 2022.
  • Receive distinct recognition at the Emerging Leaders Celebration
  • Earn Trailblazers Credit at the Leadership Stage within the Global Perspective Dimension