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The Dynamics of Identity:
Characterizing Conflict in a Globalized World

Lewis & Clark’s 53rd Annual

International Affairs Symposium

April 6-8, 2015

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 confrontation of opposing views. Organized by students, it concentrates on themes that reflect global interests and concerns. 

2015 Planning Committee

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the IA Symposium Committee at

Student Co-Chairs

Caroline Gray, Lincoln Boyd 

Student Steering Committee

Cassie Bishop, Codi Coghlan, Daniel Leavenworth, Jason Edwards, Jensen Hsiao, Katarina Grohs, Kathryn McFadden, Luke Engstrand, Madeline Edwards, Masha Egorenko, Tamar Shuhendler, Vincent Singer

Faculty Advisor

Bob Mandel, Professor of International Affairs

Administrative Coordinator:

Katie Sholian