Global Conversations

Global Conversations connects students around the world in engaging and open conversations about issues that matter to you.

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Zeyad Yousif

Zeyad Yousif
Administrative Chair

  • International Studies major
  • Minors in Environmental Studies and Arabic Studies  
  • Senior (Class of 2023)
  • Languages: Arabic, Spanish, Italian 
  • Hometown: Astoria, NY
  • email:


Mar Garcia

Mar Garcia
Outreach Chair

  • International Studies (Conflict & Cooperation) and Economics double major 
  • Senior (Class of 2023)
  • Language: Spanish, French, Italian 
  • Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • email:


Rylie O'Neil

  • International Studies major 
  • Junior (Class of 2024)
  • Languages:  
  • Hometown: 


Theme Leaders

  • Vincent Sablich '24: Global Health 
  • Rongwei Zhu '24: The World Today
  • Laura Bianchi '23: The Global Economy
  • Neil Li '25: Cultural Connections
  • Jane Paulson '24: Environmental Justice 
  • Rachael Fields '24: Human Rights in the World


Communication Team

  • Lia Snyder '24: Content Creator and General Officer 
  • Daisy Patrick '24: Newsletter 
  • Aubrey Peterson '25: Social Media 


Faculty Advisor

  • Prof. Erik Owens
    Director, International Studies Program
    Professor or the Practice, Theology Department 


Upcoming Global Conversations