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April 11th, 2018

  • All Day: 56th International Affairs Symposium
    The Scramble for Sovereignty: Modern Challenges to an Age-old Construct



    Responsible Sovereignty: Exposing Tensions Surrounding Humanitarian Intervention
    Wednesday, April 11, 3:30 p.m.
    Speakers: Lou Pingeot and Thomas Weiss
    Moderator: Heather Smith-Cannoy, International Affairs

    What is more important: the sovereignty of a state or the sovereignty of its people? This question comes to the fore when a state fails to protect its population and other states feel obliged to intervene. In such regard, when and how should military intervention take place?

    A New Geography of Power? State Sovereignty and the Corporate Dilemma



    Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m.
    Speakers: John M. Kline & Saskia Sassen
    Moderator: Elizabeth Bennett, International Affairs

    In recent decades, the world has seen a drastic shift in prevalence from small businesses to corporate behemoths. Consequently, multinational corporations have gained an increasingly unprecedented role in the global political economy. Who is still sovereign: multinational corporations or states?

  • Image preview All Day: Lewis & Clark’s 56th International Affairs Symposium
    Lewis & Clark’s 56th International Affairs Symposium, “The Scramble for Sovereignty: Modern Challenges to an Age-old Construct.” 
    Join us for six outstanding debates with distinguished speakers. All debate are centered around the evolving way the world understands sovereignty and how it is applied in international relations.

April 10th, 2018

  • All Day: 56th International Affairs Symposium
    The Scramble for Sovereignty: Modern Challenges to an Age-old Construct



    Earth and Entitlement: Reconciling International Agreements, Sovereignty, and the Common Good
    Tuesday, April 10, 3:30 p.m
    Speakers: Chandra Bhushan and Terry L. Anderson
    Moderator: Moriah Bostian, Economics

    Global environmental action has moved to the forefront of international discussion. Are international environmental agreements an infringement on state sovereignty and resource security or are they an essential component of an internationally shared future?

    Foreign Aid: A Path to Development or Dependence?
    Tuesday, April 10, 7 p.m.
    Speakers: Andrew Mwenda and Sam Jones
    Moderators: Aine McCarthy, Economics

    Foreign aid to the Global South has been assumed to alleviate poverty, financial crises, and health epidemics. Nonetheless, some aid-receiving states argue that foreign assistance is a hindrance to relieving domestic problems. Does foreign aid inhibit or enhance state sovereignty?
  • Image preview All Day: Lewis & Clark’s 56th International Affairs Symposium
    Lewis & Clark’s 56th International Affairs Symposium, “The Scramble for Sovereignty: Modern Challenges to an Age-old Construct.” 
    Join us for six outstanding debates with distinguished speakers. All debate are centered around the evolving way the world understands sovereignty and how it is applied in international relations.
    until April 11

April 9th, 2018

  • All Day: 56th International Affairs Symposium

    The Scramble for Sovereignty: Modern Challenges to an Age-old Construct

    Firewalls: Applying Westphalian Principles to Cyberspace
    Monday, April 9, 3:30 p.m.
    Speakers: Col. Forrest Hare and Gus Swanda
    Moderator: Tung Yin, Law school

    In an era where hacking, superbugs, and viruses can potentially disrupt large sectors of society, is the need for sovereign protection against these potential threats worth sacrificing unrestricted internet access? Do we need cyber borders?


    Evaluating Secession: Legitimacy and Stability in the Balance
    Monday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
    Speakers: Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman and Aleksandar Pavković
    Moderator: Todd Lochner, Political Science

    Self-determination and territorial integrity come at odds when a people wish to create a state of their own. In this regard, how do secessionist movements and their new states get recognized if all states strive to protect their territorial integrity and sovereignty?

  • Image preview All Day: Lewis & Clark’s 56th International Affairs Symposium
    Lewis & Clark’s 56th International Affairs Symposium, “The Scramble for Sovereignty: Modern Challenges to an Age-old Construct.” 
    Join us for six outstanding debates with distinguished speakers. All debate are centered around the evolving way the world understands sovereignty and how it is applied in international relations.
    until April 11

October 27th, 2017

October 17th, 2017

  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm: IA Meet Your Major
    Join the International Affairs faculty in a casual meet-and-greet to answer any questions you may have, as well as take the opportunity to get to know one another!
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm: IA Speaker Series
    First Speaker Series of the semester! Discussion topic will be the influence of resurgent nationalism and populism in international affairs.

October 4th, 2017

  • Image preview 4:00pm: WHAT DOES RUSSIA WANT?
    A public lecture by Julia Ioffe -  an American journalist who covers national security and foreign policy topics.