• <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 media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/88239_IA_symp_cochairs.rev.1642807183.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/88239_IA_symp_cochairs.rev.1642807183.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/88239_IA_symp_cochairs.rev.1642807183.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/88239_IA_symp_cochairs.rev.1642807183.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 501px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/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" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 501px)" 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" data-origin="responsive"/><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." 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" data-optimized="true"/></picture></a> <div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption">The cochairs and steering committee of the 2021 International Affairs 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 media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/88236_78213_-Gender_Studies_Symposium-143-5310.rev.1618936185.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/88236_78213_-Gender_Studies_Symposium-143-5310.rev.1618936185.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/88236_78213_-Gender_Studies_Symposium-143-5310.rev.1618936185.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/88236_78213_-Gender_Studies_Symposium-143-5310.rev.1618936185.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 501px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/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" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 501px)" 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" data-origin="responsive"/><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!" 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" data-optimized="true"/></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/650/88237_84820_Gender_Studies_homepage.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image88237"><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/88237_84820_Gender_Studies_homepage.rev.1642807117.webp 1x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/88237_84820_Gender_Studies_homepage.rev.1642807117.jpg 1x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 501px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88237_84820_Gender_Studies_homepage.rev.1642807117.webp 1x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 501px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88237_84820_Gender_Studies_homepage.rev.1642807117.jpg 1x" data-origin="responsive"/><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 Feminista Jones was one of the keynote ..." data-max-w="909" data-max-h="908" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/></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 media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/87935_PEO-C1-1219-0001.rev.1642807208.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/87935_PEO-C1-1219-0001.rev.1642807208.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(max-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/87935_PEO-C1-1219-0001.rev.1642807208.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/87935_PEO-C1-1219-0001.rev.1642807208.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 501px)" type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87935_PEO-C1-1219-0001.rev.1642807208.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source media="(min-width: 501px)" 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" data-origin="responsive"/><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." 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" data-optimized="true"/></picture></a> <div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption">Students presenting their poster research at the 2019 Environmental Affairs ENVX 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.

  • Eliana Essman BA '25

    I was a committee member and am currently one of the cochairs of the International Affairs Symposium. It is a great feeling getting to see a year’s worth of work come alive. I have also been able to meet and work with some of the most talented people.

    Eliana Essman BA ’25
    International Affairs | Religious Studies | Carlsbad, California
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  • Mithila Tambe BA '25

    I applied for the Ray Warren Symposium cochair position because I wanted to give back and contribute to the one initiative, community, and space on campus that has made me feel the most seen and heard in all my time here.

    Mithila Tambe BA ’25
    Art History | Pune, Maharashtra, India
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  • Alie smiling at the camera, wearing a pink blazer over a black turtleneck sweater.

    My work as cochair of the International Affairs symposium has directly complimented my work on my thesis and improved my knowledge of the field overall. It has taught me necessary life skills I’ll need for the future.

    Alie Cicero BA ’24
    International Affairs, German (double) | Arcadia, California
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