News and Events
- NEWSASLC President Mikah Bertelmann BA ’21 is the first Lewis & Clark student to be awarded a Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship, designed to prepare outstanding individuals for careers in the foreign service with the U.S. Department of State. The Rangel Program supports new graduates through two years of graduate study and professional development.
Rory Bialostosky BA ’22 will become the youngest City Councilor for the city of West Linn, Oregon. He received the most votes in a field of ten candidates, securing one of the two open positions for a four year term. He plans to continue his undergraduate studies while serving on the city council.Ramez Attia BA ’21 and Matthew Brown BA ’21 were named the winning team at the annual Invent Oregon Collegiate State Finals, earning $10,000, plus an additional $2,000 as People’s Choice winners. Their invention is a cost-effective and tech-savvy device programmed to stop drunk driving before it happens.The APSA awarded a grant to Assistant Professor of International Affairs Dr. Suparna Chaudhry for her project, “Gender Violence and Public Attitudes Towards Punishment”Cole Harris BA ’20 is Lewis & Clark’s most recent alum to receive a Fulbright award following his undergraduate degree. Next year, Harris will travel to Kampala, Uganda, to conduct original research on the effects of Pentecostalism on community development.Portland has one of the highest per-capita Vietnamese populations in the country, yet Lewis & Clark is the first academic institution to develop an archive documenting their history. Two Lewis & Clark students organized scores of interviews from the Portland Vietnamese population into a five-episode podcast series about coming to America, finding a home in Portland, education, making a living, and social activism.Watzek Library’s Special Collections contain a number of stories that seem to parallel aspects of life during quarantine. A ship’s log, detailing in manuscript the exciting voyage of an English ship, the Duke of Grafton, seems to offer a perspective on isolation, exhaustion, and the threat of illness, while meanwhile offering a lens on contemporary politics and British colonialism.
In new rankings released by the Peace Corps, Lewis & Clark is in the top 10 on the list of volunteer-producing colleges and universities. With 12 alumni currently serving around the world, Lewis & Clark ranks seventh among small schools in the past year.Aron Phillips BA ’07 shapes athletes’ stories with the latest digital media tools. Read more about Aron’s journey in the newest issue of The Chronicle.A system unraveling?
The oldest student-run symposium in the country, Lewis & Clark’s International Affairs Symposium runs April 8 to 10 this year. The event brings prominent scholars from around the globe to debate on the forces challenging the “status quo” worldwide.IA student Miguel Haro Ruiz had the opportunity of presenting his research at the Notre Dame Human Development Conference:The American Philosophical Society (APS) has awarded Dr. Elizabeth Bennett a $6,000 Franklin Research Grant in support of her research.
While studying overseas, Ella Bock BA ’19 captured a winning shot of her experience in Varanasi, India. The international affairs major went on the India regional area study program in fall 2017 and left with fond memories immortalized on film. One day trip on the river led to a spectacular photo that won third place in The Washington Post’s Annual Travel Photo Contest.Modern Challenges to an Age-Old ConstructNina Oishi BA ’18 is this year’s recipient of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Senior Woman Recognition Award, given annually in honor of outstanding scholarship, character, personality, contributions to campus and community life, and potential for future achievement.Megan Glavin BA ’19 and Sema Hasan BA ’18 were selected to present their original research at the 2018 Notre Dame Peace Conference, an event for students from around the world to share their work and discuss issues related to peace studies, social justice, and global activism.At a ceremony attended by faculty, staff, students, and friends, Elizabeth Bennett, assistant professor of international affairs, was named 2018 Teacher of the Year, a distinction based solely on student nominations by Lewis & Clark’s Pamplin Society of Fellows.Lewis & Clark’s International Affairs Symposium is the oldest student-run symposium in the country. This year’s event, which runs April 9 through 11, will explore current topics intersecting with sovereignty via debates among prominent scholars.Transforming the Global LandscapeA conversation with Belgium Ambassador to the United States Dirk Wouters on “Brexit, the EU and the US: an example of de-globalization?” occurred on October 27th in Lewis & Clark College’s Smith Hall.International affairs alumna Lyla Bashan has turned an expansive career in diplomacy into a handbook for those who want to change the world for the better. Now her lessons in foreign service from Tajikistan to Armenia are in the pocket of students everywhere with the release of her first book Global: An Extraordinary Guide for Ordinary Heroes.Challenging Dominant Perspectives of an Interconnected WorldLast spring, several Lewis & Clark students and young alumni claimed a bounty of national awards and honors in recognition of their academic excellence and commitment to global service.In today’s highly competitive job market, employers value internships more than ever.Cynthia Scharf BA ’84Free and open to the public, the International Affairs Symposium is Lewis & Clark’s longest running and best known student-led academic conference. The 54th annual symposium runs through Wednesday, April 6.
The International Affairs department hosted a mock United Nations Security Council session with faculty and students. Each faculty represented a permanent member state and collaborated with students to determine and vote on a response to an international crisis.Coexistence…Or War?Atlantic Disunity
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Past EventsFebruary 3, 2021
The 2021 Distinguished International Law Visitor is Philippe Sands, Professor of Laws and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals, University College London, University of London. He will speak about the flight of Nazis from Germany to Argentina, as well as the origins of the legal concepts of genocide and crimes against humanity.October 22, 2020US Congressman Earl Blumenauer, representative of Oregon’s 3rd District, will join the Lewis & Clark Community to discuss the past, current, and (potential) futures for US trade. Representative Blumenauer serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and chairs the Subcommittee on Trade. This is a non-partisan event that intends to inform students about trade policy making and its consequences, from the perspective of one elected official. All perspectives are welcome.October 7, 2020September 14, 2020Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm will talk with students about career opportunities and the U.S. Department of State’s internship and fellowship programs, with an eye toward preparing students for internship and fellowship applications, which are due in September.May 12, 2020Bank of America is hosting a variety of virtual events for students, recent graduates, and alumni to explore career paths within their organization!November 7, 2019April 10, 2019The 57th International Affairs Symposium features Ira Helfand and Bharat Karnad, who will be debating on how safe, feasible, or desirable nuclear disarmament is.April 10, 2019The 57th International Affairs Symposium features Livingstone Sewanyana and Bonny Ibhawoh, who will be debating on whether human rights are universal and encompassing, or a tool used towards perpetuating colonialism.