The MSC Wiley Lecture Series is a student-led, student-driven organization – a claim that very few other lecture series of its size and prestige can make, and one that members take very seriously. Decisions regarding program topics, speaker selection, and committee organization are left entirely to the discretion of students. Once a program strategy has been determined, members are responsible for ensuring all necessary arrangements are made, including speaker agreements, advertising, and venue reservations.
Members of the MSC Wiley Lecture Series are placed in one of five Wiley subcommittees: Main Program, Symposia, Marketing, Development, and Student Development. Within these subcommittees, members can serve in a variety of roles, but all members are involved in the process of planning and managing events. Members commonly come from a wide range of academic backgrounds, but each is given an opportunity to grow in their understanding of international affairs, to develop their professional skills and social awareness, and to become a committee leader.
Wiley members are also invited to attend social events, network with MSC and university personnel, and build relationships with other members. All members receive access to the Student Programs Office workspace.