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International Affairs

Population: Transforming the Global Landscape

 Lewis & Clark’s 55th Annual International Affairs Symposium 

 April 10-12, 2017


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. 

2017 Planning Committee

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Student Co-Chairs
Sam Perszyk and Sara Neuner
Student Steering Committee
Sabina Bloom
Zach Cohen
Maggie Coit
Arran Hashim 
Kyla Husted
Emina Ema Ibisevic
Nicole Lafeber
Micael Lonergan
Jack Levin
Sam Stites
Zoey Steel
Zackery Weimer

Faculty Advisor
Bob Mandel, Professor of International Affairs

Administrative Coordinator
Katie Sholian