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Symposia in Brief

June 14, 2004

The Suffering of Strangers

Scholars and international experts debated the role of global humanitarian intervention in dealing with human rights crises during Lewis & Clark’s 42nd annual International Affairs Symposium in April. The symposium was titled The Suffering of Strangers: Global Humanitarian Intervention in a Turbulent World. Participants tackled questions such as: Who should intervene in a humanitarian crisis? What should motivate intervention? Should there be guidelines for intervention? What are the media and military roles in such efforts?

Gender in Conflict

For the past 23 years, the women of Afghanistan have lived in a land ravaged by war. Their story was the focus of Lewis & Clark’s 23rd annual Gender Studies Symposium, Gender in Conflict, which was held in March. The three-day symposium featured music and performance art, readings, workshops, an art exhibit, and panel discussions covering a wide range of gender issues.

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