EXECUTIVE BOARD EXECUTIVE BOARD 2018 Co-directors Jenita Arini × Jenita Arini Co-Director If could be fluent in any other language it would be Japanese I hope this conference would help principia be a more global community which promotes inclusivity and love for all community members. I hope this conference address the idea that we need to struggle to attain peace (between countries or within ourselves) Ronalyn Tiw-ac × Ronalyn Tiw-ac Co-Director If could be fluent in any other language it would be Spanish I am hoping that this IPC Limitless will inspire and empower us to act towards destroying the social issue that has affected or traumatized us. I hope this conference will help us overcome ignorance of our own and other’s identity, ability, and potential. I hope IPC Limitless will help us empower our self that will then give us the opportunity to empower others. Speakers Relation Committee Noah Stewart × Noah Stewart Speakers Relations If I could be fluent in any other language it would be Arabic or Mandarin I hope that, in hearing about the things that limit people and how our speakers have overcome those limitations, we will develop a responsibility and willingness to bring change to our world just like the inspiring IPC speakers have. Every time I read about bad things happening in the world, I am overcome with the feeling that my actions will not have an impact great enough to bring significant change. I hope to rise above this mental limitation of mine by hearing first hand from people whose initiatives has changed people’s lives inspiring me to do likewise. World limitations: Our lifestyle limits so many people in developing countries around the world that are threatened by the effects of climate change. Similarly, we limit everyone in regions of conflict by turning a blind eye and letting bloodshed happen on the daily. The list goes on and on to the extent that everyone is limited in some way. Hopefully IPC can open our eyes and encourage us to advocate for change, creating a better world with less limitations. Della Christy × Della Christy Speakers Relations If I could be fluent in any other language it would be French I hope this conference inspires students that they have a tangible , real and important impact as college students from here in Elsah. I hope this conference proves that the capacity for love and intelligence we have is limitless and that the limits we break are supposed to be celebrated. Hannah Hathaway × Hannah Hathaway Speakers Relations If could be fluent in any other language it would be German and French I hope that this conference will bring to students and the principia community a sense of belonging and purpose for our individual lives. The limitations that I hope will be overcome in this conference is to break out of the boxes we place ourselves in and understand that are so much strong that we think we are. Public Relations Committee Mylamar Biang × Mylamar Biang Public Relations If I could be fluent in any other language it would be every asian language. I hope that our upcoming IPC conference will bring inspiration to Principia students that could empower them to go beyond their limits and the limits of the world. Marie Sherman × Marie Sherman Public Relations If could be fluent in any other language it would be all of the Romance Languages and Russian! I hope IPC 2018 provides delegates with a renewed sense of confidence in themselves and all the good they are capable of doing for themselves, the Principia community and the world. I would love for anyone who feels that they are not strong enough, capable enough, or good enough to pursue what they want truly want in life to realize they have the ability to overcome those limitations. I hope everyone who takes part in the conference will feel excited to reach their full, limitless potential and share what they’ve learned with the world. Media and Design Committee Genie Nyiramana × Genie Nyiramana Web Designer If could be fluent in any other language it would be Mandarin Chinese I am hoping that this conference will enable those who attend to realize when they are limiting themselves whether through world expectations and self-imposed rules and to make sure they don’t let that keep them from pursuing their passions I am hoping this conference address the limits about who can achieve world peace, that where you’re born determines who you can become, that a total sense of freedom cannot be obtained, that circumstances you grew up determine who you become. Laura Cluthe × Laura Cluthe Media Head If could be fluent in any other language it would be French, Italian, Greek, or German. I hope that this conference will bring unity to campus and will help people see the common world beliefs that many people are facing in this world and will encourage people to tackle these challenges together. I hope that this conference will bring awareness to people personally and will help them talk about and address the limits that they put on themselves or others, since it can be so easy to push those limiting thoughts to the back of your head and not address them. I hope that this conference will provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for personal growth and will also make students feel more confident and capable in being able to take action and confront limitations happening on a global scale. I would really love to address the idea of “not being enough” to accomplish your dreams or being able to make a difference in the world. I would also love to overcome all of the limits associated with the concept of “time” and not having enough of it. Jane Chrisanty × Jane Chrisanty Graphic Designer Language: Indonesian I hope this conference can remind everyone that we are all capable of doing anything with God and our limitation is nothing more than just our own thoughts. I am struggling the most with the idea of self-love and keeping my standard as what the society told me to. I think this also happens to many other people especially at my age, so I hope this conference can help us to see that we are perfect as we are and there is nothing that can limits us from achieving our goals Operations Committee Valentina Carvajal × Valentina Carvajal Resources Manager If could be fluent in any other language it would it be Portuguese. I hope this conference inspire students to stand up and make a change in the world through the experiences of the speakers, who are leaders and change-makers in their communities. The world has many limitations that I am sure this conference will find the way to address them like for example social awareness, Ignorance to understand others opinions and backgrounds and the common fear of stepping out and fight for your dreams Jessica Barker × Jessica Barker Operations Manager If I could be fluent in any other language, I would want to be fluent in either French or Italian. I hope this conference will bring a sense of unity and empowerment to the entire Principia community. I hope this conference will help our community address and overcome the different personal and societal limitations that are imposed on us. Specifically, I hope it will help us to see beyond the limitations that we personally experience, but also past the limitations that others (all over the world) experience. Advisor and Mentor Sally Steindorf × Sally Steindorf Advisor My M.A. and Ph.d. are in cultural anthropology. As part of obtaining these degrees I lived in India on two occasions in order to learn Hindi. I returned to India a third time in order to research the impacts of television on rural north Indian women. I was interested in what kinds of ideas young women were taking from television and how they connected these ideas to their lives and life aspirations. I began teaching at Principia College in 2005 and am currently the Chair of the Global Studies Department, though I also teach classes for the Sociology & Anthropology program. During my time at Principia College I have been director of two study abroad programs to India, and co-director of study abroads to India and Nepal and also New Zealand. What I love most about teaching is discussing with students some of the most important global issues of our time and also their solutions landscapes – issues including global poverty, refugees, and issues women face around the world. I am excited for this year’s lineup of speakers who bring fresh perspectives on topics including peacebuilding, feminism, climate change, and social entrepreneurship. I am hoping that this conference on the idea of limitlessness will help students (and all of us really) overcome the idea that the issues our world faces are too big to make progress on, and that as individuals we cannot make a difference. I would call this conference a success if students came away with ideas for how to be changemakers for the issues they are most passionate about. Moriah Early-Manchester × Moriah Early-Manchester Mentor Work: Postgraduate Teaching Intern (PGTI) for the Global Studies Department & Global Outreach and Communications Director at the Euphrates Institute I love the theme that the IPC Board has chosen for the conference – Limitless. Looking at our own lives and at society, it seems that there are so many ways we are limiting ourselves and others, narrowing our concept of people into what I like to call the “passport identity.” This is a relatively limited description – nationality, age, race, etc. It is the superficial description of ourselves that places us into boxes. Identifying primarily with the passport identity can disconnect us from each other, limit our infinite ability and possibilities, and prevent us from discovering our full potential. I think this conference will encourage the participants to see beyond their “passport identity,” to begin to explore a more unlimited perceptive of themselves, others and the world! This will not only be a blessing to this campus, but to the world at large.