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 2020-2021 Academic Year, social justice and equity was the central element under examination.


Our theme for the 2021-2022 academic year is Human Rights!


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.

Human rights are rights we have simply because we exist as human beings - they are not granted by any state.


International Leadership Series:

Friday February 18, 2022 11:15am-1:00pm STC Ballroom

Friday March 11, 2022 11:15am-1:00pm STC Ballroom

Friday April 8, 2022 11:15am-1:00pm STC Ballroom


                                                                  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

Watch Recording!

November 14, 2020

When Policing Goes Wrong: A Conversation with Huwe Burton

Watch Recording!  

February 26, 2021

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

Watch Recording! 


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

Watch Recording!

  • 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