• <a href="/live/image/gid/687/width/650/88237_84820_Gender_Studies_homepage.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image88237"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88237_84820_Gender_Studies_homepage.rev.1642807117.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88237_84820_Gender_Studies_homepage.rev.1642807117.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88237_84820_Gender_Studies_homepage.rev.1642807117.jpg" alt="Philadelphia-based feminist writer, public speaker, retired social worker, and community activist..." width="720" height="690" data-max-w="909" data-max-h="908" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Philadelphia-based feminist writer, public speaker, retired social worker, and community activist Feminista Jones was one of the keynote speakers at the 2020 Gender Studies Symposium.</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/687/width/650/87935_PEO-C1-1219-0001.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image87935"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87935_PEO-C1-1219-0001.rev.1642807208.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87935_PEO-C1-1219-0001.rev.1642807208.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87935_PEO-C1-1219-0001.rev.1642807208.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87935_PEO-C1-1219-0001.rev.1642807208.jpg" alt="Students presenting their poster research at the 2019 Environmental Affairs ENVX Symposium." width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87935_PEO-C1-1219-0001.rev.1642807208.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1665" data-max-h="1666" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Students presenting their poster research at the 2019 Environmental Affairs ENVX Symposium.</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/687/width/650/88236_78213_-Gender_Studies_Symposium-143-5310.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image88236"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88236_78213_-Gender_Studies_Symposium-143-5310.rev.1618936185.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88236_78213_-Gender_Studies_Symposium-143-5310.rev.1618936185.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88236_78213_-Gender_Studies_Symposium-143-5310.rev.1618936185.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88236_78213_-Gender_Studies_Symposium-143-5310.rev.1618936185.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88236_78213_-Gender_Studies_Symposium-143-5310.rev.1618936185.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88236_78213_-Gender_Studies_Symposium-143-5310.rev.1618936185.jpg" alt="Students play an integral role in all our symposia?as planners, presenters, and participants!" width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88236_78213_-Gender_Studies_Symposium-143-5310.rev.1618936185.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88236_78213_-Gender_Studies_Symposium-143-5310.rev.1618936185.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Students play an integral role in all our symposia—as planners, presenters, and participants!</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/687/width/650/88239_IA_symp_cochairs.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image88239"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88239_IA_symp_cochairs.rev.1642807183.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88239_IA_symp_cochairs.rev.1642807183.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88239_IA_symp_cochairs.rev.1642807183.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88239_IA_symp_cochairs.rev.1642807183.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88239_IA_symp_cochairs.rev.1642807183.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88239_IA_symp_cochairs.rev.1642807183.jpg" alt="The cochairs and steering committee of the 2021 International Affairs Symposium." width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88239_IA_symp_cochairs.rev.1642807183.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88239_IA_symp_cochairs.rev.1642807183.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2400" data-max-h="2400" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> The cochairs and steering committee of the 2021 International Affairs Symposium.</div>

Supported and mentored by faculty every step of the way, students build community and practical skills as they collaborate on symposium themes, topics, and programming.

A key space for learning beyond the classroom, symposia sometimes even generate ideas for projects and launch careers. At their core, these symposia reflect the Lewis & Clark commitment to inquiry, innovation, collaboration, and global engagement.

  • I had no idea how to organize a symposium, let alone one as unique and far-reaching as ENVX. There was definitely a learning curve, but seeing both the L&C and Portland communities engage at an event I helped to plan was very rewarding.

    Juliana Prendergast BA ’20
    Environmental Studies | Classics | Skaneateles, New York
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  • Anaïs Gurrola BA ’19
    Sociology and Anthropology | Bellevue, Washington
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  • If in our classes we learn about the conditions of the world, then the Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies offers the opportunity of both learning about the world and changing it.

    Lani Felicitas BA ’18
    Sociology and Anthropology | Ethnic Studies | Aiea, Hawai‘i
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Symposia-Related Events

October 18

ENVS Symposium

until October 20
October 19

ENVS Symposium

until October 20
October 20

ENVS Symposium

until October 20