• <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/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/88236_78213_-Gender_Studies_Symposium-143-5310.rev.1618936185.jpg 1x, /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"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88236_78213_-Gender_Studies_Symposium-143-5310.rev.1618936185.jpg 1x, /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/650/88237_84820_Gender_Studies_homepage.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image88237"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/88237_84820_Gender_Studies_homepage.rev.1642807117.jpg 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" 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 Feminista Jones was one of the keynote ..." 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/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/87935_PEO-C1-1219-0001.rev.1642807208.jpg 1x, /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"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/87935_PEO-C1-1219-0001.rev.1642807208.jpg 1x, /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/650/88239_IA_symp_cochairs.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image88239"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/687/width/500/height/479/crop/1/88239_IA_symp_cochairs.rev.1642807183.jpg 1x, /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"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/687/width/720/height/690/crop/1/88239_IA_symp_cochairs.rev.1642807183.jpg 1x, /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 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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  • I was a member of the planning committee and an art show cocurator for the Gender Studies Symposium. I loved getting to promote student artists through the art show and learning about how different people on campus interact with the field of gender studies.

    Burton Scheer BA ’25
    English | Gender Studies | Gainesville, Florida
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  • In 2021, Carmen Maria Machado gave a keynote speech for the Gender Studies Symposium. At the time, I was taking fiction writing classes where we read some of her pieces, so it was a wonderful opportunity to listen to an author who I was pretty familiar with.

    Erika Hutchinson BA ’22
    English | Japanese | Fort Collins, Colorado
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