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International Affairs

Facets of Force:

Navigating Global Power and Influence


 Lewis & Clark’s 58th International Affairs Symposium 

 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. 

2020 Planning Committee

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Student Co-Chairs

Zoey Steel and Kaitlyn Vlahoulis

Student Steering Committee

Liam Casey
Emma Celebrezze
Mattie Gallagher
Jacob Hidalgo
Brigid Morris-Knower
Nathan Oakley
Dominic Pallares
Kaia Richman
Matt Stevenson

Faculty Advisor
Bob Mandel, Professor of International Affairs