International RelationsCareer Challenge
February 19 - 23, 2018
King's College London, United Kingdom
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Overview 2017 JHU

Dates and Venue

The International Relations Career Challenge 2017 JHU took place at Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, Johns Hopkins University at Washington, DC, United States on November 6-10, 2017.


Participants from different countries and with diverse backgrounds actively participated in the program. It was attended by young professionals of 15 different nationalities, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, India, Morocco, the Netherlands, Palestine, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Philippines and the United States. Professional backgrounds of the attendees included international relations, politics, human rights, conflict resolution, languages, law, economics, finance and climate change.


The IRCC 2017 JHU program was attended by a number of experienced professionals with substantive experience in various international development organisations worldwide. The speakers were advising students on the career start in the competitive field of international relations, outlining development opportunities and educating students on how to practically apply knowledge gained in universities to real assignments in international organisations.

The list of speakers attending the IRCC 2017 JHU program can be viewed here.

Winning Team

Congratulations to the Tanzania team recognised as the winning team for the IRCC 2017 JHU!

The team consisted of six bright professionals, including Ishani Debnath (Johns Hopkins University, London School of Economics and Political Science, Stony Brook University), Kahhow Lee (Johns Hopkins University, New York University), Isabella Viola (Boston College), Nikola Pilipovic (Johns Hopkins University, University of Niš), Valentijn Punt (New York University, Leiden University, University of Southern California, State University of New York at Stony Brook) and Emily Hines (University of Oxford, St. Francis Xavier University).


As the IRCC organisers, we always aim for continuous improvement and collect feedback from the program graduates at the end of the program. We are glad to announce that the IRCC 2017 JHU intake became the first one to reach a 100% satisfaction rate of students. The detailed feedback can be viewed on this page.

Photo Gallery

The pictures of the IRCC 2017 JHU can be viewed here.