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. That is why the International Leadership Series (ILS) is comprised of 60-minute speaker seminars centered on Oxfam’s curriculum for global citizenship.


Our theme for the 2019-2020 academic year is Changemaking: Transforming Our World for Good.


September 13

Gender, Violence and Development | Dr. Pamela Neumann

October 11

Climate Justice for Latinx Communities and Everyone | Virginia Palacios

February 14

Planning for the Future of Laredo, TX | J. Kirby Sniderman

March 6

Words Without Deeds Don't Accomplish Much | Dr. John Kilburn



ILS Global Goals

  • Attend all four International Leadership Series (ILS) speaker seminars
  • Collaborate with colleagues in mapping the system during the Idea Lab
  • Meet with assigned team members and faculty mentor during Spring
  • Pitch a team solution during Ignite which is open to the community
  • Dedicated faculty team mentor for research
  • Receive distinct recognition at the Emerging Leaders Celebration
  • Earn Trailblazers Credit at the Leadership Stage within the Global Perspective Dimension
  • Opportunity to win $1,000 and a spot in Because International’s Pursuit Incubator

The process for our 2020-2021 cohort will begin September 2020.