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International Affairs

Global Divergence: Challenging Dominant Perspectives of an Interconnected World

Lewis & Clark’s 54th

International Affairs Symposium 

April 4-6, 2016


The Lewis & Clark College International Affairs Symposium is one of the most prestigious events within the Oregon academic and civic communities. It has been highly acclaimed by the Wall Street JournalNew York Times, and Chronicle of Higher Education. It is also the oldest student-run symposium in the United States. 

The focus of the Symposium is controversy, emphasizing the confrontation of opposing viewpoints. It is our hope that through debate our audience develops a more thorough understanding of the complexities surrounding international dilemmas. Organized entirely by students, this event concentrates on the most pressing themes and topics in international relations today. 

2016 Planning Committee

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Student Co-Chairs
Masha Egorenko
Matthew Wong
Student Steering Committee
Maya Anthony-Crosby
Jeremiah Miller
Nina Oishi
Laurel Olden
Sophie Owens
Sam Perszyk
Samantha Robinson 
Ellen Schwartz
Julian Strachan
Michelle Waters

Faculty Advisor
Bob Mandel, Professor of International Affairs

Administrative Coordinator
Katie Sholian