International Affairs Symposium

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 Lewis & Clark’s 60th International Affairs Symposium 

April 2022

Details forthcoming. Stay tuned!

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. 

2022 Planning Committee

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Student Cochairs

Madeline Gallagher

Madison Thomas

Student Steering Committee

Alie Cicero, Hanadi Dreca

Eliana Essman

Lucas Glass

Sophia Kingsbury

Theo Kocs-Meyers

Jesse Lawrence-Weilmann

Cas Mulford

Flavio de Pina Soares de Carvalho

Tara Schmidtke

Milica Stanisic

RocĂ­o Yao

Faculty Advisor
Bob Mandel, Professor of International Affairs