September was a busy month for the International Studies Department! We welcomed 77 new undergraduate majors and 36 grad students to the department as well as hosted socials and academic events.
We started off the month with a department-wide social on campus and had a huge turn out. Undergrad students and grad students had the opportunity to mingle with faculty and staff over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. It was a great to get know so many of our students in a more relaxed setting!
The MAIS students had the opportunity to see the Giants beat the Cardinals in a 8-2 victory, and it wouldn’t have been a true SF baseball game social if there wasn’t tons of garlic fries.
The department also gathered at a USF Men’s soccer game and was able to witness our very own undergrad, David Garrett, score the winning goal against Stanford! Go Dons!
We also hosted our annual BAIS Alumni Reunion at the local brewery, Barrel Head. It was a huge success and was a great networking opportunity for our Seniors to connect with BAIS Alums.
On the activist side, students from Professor Zartner’s Human Rights and Global Change class stood in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux #NoDAP.
In true International Studies fashion, the team help support a day long conference on Eritrea. The conference brought together Eritrean activists, scholars, and community members to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Eritrea’s independence and to discuss the current state of human rights in the country.
Lastly, we rounded out the month with our fall Colloquia series featuring the fascinating research of Professor Stopnitzky on the correlations between traditional agricultural practices and male-skewed sex ratios in countries around the world.
There’s always something in the International Studies department, so check out our events calendar or stop by the department office to find out more!