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International Affairs

Challenges to the Status Quo:

A System Unraveling?


 Lewis & Clark’s 57th International Affairs Symposium 

 April 8–10, 2019

  (Upcoming symposium dates: April 6-8, 2020)


The Lewis & Clark College International Affairs Symposium is one of the most prestigious events within the Oregon academic and civic communities. It has been highly acclaimed by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. It is also the oldest student-run symposium in the United States. 

The focus of the symposium is controversy, emphasizing the confrontation of opposing viewpoints. It is our hope that through debate our audience develops a more thorough understanding of the complexities surrounding international dilemmas. Organized entirely by students, this event concentrates on the most pressing themes and topics in international relations today. 

2019 Planning Committee

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the IA Symposium Committee at

Student Cochairs

Nejra Građan and Emina Ema Ibisević

Student Steering Committee

Armando Aispuro
Mikita Hanets
Miguel Haro Ruiz
Arunima Jamwal
Ayla Kumano
Sandenna McMaster
Miranda Mora Pérez 
Bryce Raaymakers
Jake Sherer
Mara Sleeter
Sam Smith

Faculty Advisor
Bob Mandel, Professor of International Affairs

Administrative Coordinator
Katie Sholian