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International Students and Scholars

4th Annual TCK Symposium

Date: 3:30pm - 6:00pm PST February 16, 2016 Location: Stamm


Come join us in Stamm for our 4th TCK Symposium! This year we will be discussing the extent to which a multicultural background influences volunteerism, and the dynamics of TCKs in service. There will be a reception followed by a keynote presentation and a panel discussion.

The symposium will touch on themes familiar to TCKs but is also aimed at anybody with an international background/interest, such as those who have studied or hope to work abroad. All are welcome.

Our keynote speaker is Marilyn Gardner, author of “Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging” and founder of the Communicating Across Boundaries blog. Both works focus on themes that are familiar to TCKs, such as identity confusion, culture shock, and the unexpected humor and joy that come from being a global nomad. Marilyn was raised in Pakistan, but has also lived in Egypt and New England. She currently works as a nurse and is heavily involved in humanitarian efforts on the ground in the Middle East, providing care to refugees from the Syria and Iraq conflicts.

The panel will consist of Lewis and Clark TCKs that have experience and insight into volunteerism, including:

  • Ghassan Eiwaz, Class of 2015
  • Valerie White, Ombudsperson
  • Nora Beck, Director of Musicology

Event Contact

For more information please contact Neil Rutherford (ISS/TCK Intern) at