September 04, 2015

Critical Dialogue

Events at Lewis & Clark examine contemporary and historical issues.
  • Randall L. Kennedy speaking at the 12th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies on November 11, 2015.

Lewis & Clark promotes important conversations. Our students represent the next generation of global thinkers and leaders, and we value critical discussion of issues that inform our time. Every semester, we host a series of conferences, lectures, art openings, and symposia that promote the liberal arts, help spark new ideas, and encourage dialogue on campus.

The following events continue a tradition of programming that both informs and shapes the future.

September 3
An Evening With Comedian Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic whom The New York Times has called “one of the most exciting political comics in standup today.”

September 5-11
IME Week of Welcome

Lewis & Clark’s Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement offers a week of events—including an open house, picnic, and students of color speakeasy—to kick off the school year.

September 8-December 15
Eric Stotik: Fugue

The Hoffman Gallery presents a new art show from Eric Stotik, who has spent two years creating a continuous painting that is 5 feet high and 45 feet long. The work consists of 11 panels that connect to one another almost seamlessly and present a vast array of imagery both beautiful and terrifying.

September 11
The Physics of Interstellar

Assistant Professor of Physics Paul T. Allen discusses a number of the scientific concepts that figure in the movie, including general relativity, black holes, and wormholes.

September 14-16
Science Without Limits Symposium: Celebrating a Century of General Relativity

Focused on making innovative scientific research accessible and relevant to a wide audience, the symposium’s three days of lectures and events include a keynote address by Jedidah C. Isler, the Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow in Physics at Syracuse University. For a complete schedule, click here.

September 18
Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture

UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies Assistant Professor Safiya Umoja Noble delivers “Google Searching for Black Girls: Old Media Stereotypes in New Media Practices.”

October 1
Black Lives Matter Series: Politics, Identity, and Intersectionality

Organized by the Ethnic Studies program, this is the first in a series of discussions that bring together academics, activists, and students to examine the Black Lives Matter movement from the perspectives of politics, history, education ,and philosophy.

October 20-22
18th Annual Environmental Affairs Symposium: Environment Across Boundaries

Through scholarly, practical, and creative sessions, student organizers explore ways to transcend the lines between academic fields, stakeholder interests, cultural values, and technology that create challenges to imagining and practicing environmentalism.

November 11-13
12th Annual Ray Warren Symposium: Race and Ethnicity in Education

Three days of events and presentations explore how race and ethnicity play out in modern education, examining the racialized and colonial past of schooling and considering institutions as well as individual experiences.

November 30
From the Rez to The White House: Dr. Amanda Tachine’s Journey of Gratitude–Native American Heritage Month event

Amanda Tachine, a postdoctoral scholar at Arizona State University’s Center for Indian Education, was one of 11 young women recently honored this past September as a “Champions of Change” by President Obama for her work with Native youth, college students, and families. She will be sharing her journey to her doctorate degree, as well as her research and practice in the areas of access and equity in education for Native Americans.


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