Student Leadership

Student leadership anchors each symposium, and in many cases, that leadership is acknowledged with academic credit.

With support and mentorship from faculty and staff, student leaders research and develop the symposium themes, invite and host speakers, create panels and workshops, curate art exhibits, develop publicity, manage budgets, and coordinate event logistics. In addition, students also present their own work, often alongside community leaders, distinguished scholars, and professional writers and artists. All symposia offer rich opportunities for meaningful collaboration, multifaceted research, and the use and development of sophisticated communication skills.

  • 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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  • Anaïs Gurrola BA ’19
    Sociology and Anthropology | Bellevue, Washington
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  • I was pleasantly surprised to find a community that was not only welcoming in nature, but actively encouraged me to seek out opportunities around campus, like the International Affairs Symposium!

    Ary Hashim BA ’20
    Economics | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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