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Global Studies and Languages

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Department of Global Studies and Languages
Idaho State University
921 South 8th Avenue, Stop 8067
Pocatello, Idaho, USA 83209

Phone: 208-282-3043
Fax: 208-282-3098

The International Affairs Council (IAC)

The International Affairs Council (IAC) is a student club that was first organized in the early 1970s with the goal of sponsoring an annual international affairs symposium on campus. As you can see we are just a small group of normal college students. We all share one thing in common, though, a desire to make the world a better place.

Initially, the IAC sponsored a model United Nations, the first such project in Idaho. The narrow scope of the simulation and the inability of individuals outside the IAC to actively participate inhibited the fulfillment of the IAC’s objectives. IAC believes sharing different viewpoints is vital to understanding the resolutions of complex international problems. The Frank Church Symposium on International Affairs has allowed the IAC to continue its search for understanding. In the spring of each year since 1972, speakers have been brought to Pocatello for to discuss problems in the international arena. Representatives from over 45 nations have participated in IAC forums to date.

If you are interested in helping to plan the upcoming symposium, please join us on Wednesdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Snake River Room of the Pond Student Union Building. You can receive upper-division credit for doing so under the course code IS 3350. For more information, please contact Rachael Johnston.

Faculty Advisors

Director: Dr. Raphael Njoku
Assistant Director: Rachael Johnston

Student Officers

President: Jillian Christiansen
Vice-President: Ashley Sondag
Host Chairs: Grusha Amatya and Estaphania Arias
Publicity Chair: Molly Draben and Marcelo Reyes
Correspondence Chair: Paige Tarr
Fundraising Chair: Mikayla Simonson