Student Organizations


International Studies Student Council (ISSC)

The Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS) manages the International Studies Program at the University of Michigan. The International Studies Student Council (ISSC) is a board consisting of four officers who are elected each year to represent student interests within the program, and may coordinate activities such as social events, career panels, lectures, an annual conference, and a graduation reception. They created and maintain the international studies concentrators Facebook group and a Google calendar of events relevant to students interested in international studies.Now available also is a Linked in group where concentrators and alums can keep in touch and network.


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Student Council 2014: 


President: Carolyn Lawrence

Vice President: Jack Ridgeway

Secretaries: Emily Jablonski and Olivia Patercsak

Treasurer: Taylor Grothe



Culture of Medicine Club

The Culture of Medicine Club looks at the intimate relationship between ethics, culture and medicine and aims to spread awareness about cultural competence in health care professions. For more information, visit the facebook page. For upcoming events and news, visit the Culture of Medicine Club blog. The Club's Global Heath Symposium will be announced in September 2014. In Fall 2014 the following events are scheduled with:  Dr. Lisa Harris, who will speak on abortion; Dr. Raymond De Vries will speak on bioethics; and the last talk in will be about migrant health issues at the US border.



Michigan Journal of International Affairs (MJIA)

MJIA was founded as a completely student-run, undergraduate publication at the University of Michigan. Each semester, MJIA publishes opinion-based pieces pertaining to international affairs in the areas of politics, history, economics, and culture. Writers author pieces across five different regions (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East) and are actively involved in the entire process, from editing to final distribution. MJIA also serves as a platform for discussions concerning global affairs, and every year the Journal organizes panel meetings to analyze a specific international issue from the past few months. 


Sigma Iota Rho: International Studies Honor Society