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Critical Dialogue

October 19, 2016


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, and symposia that highlight 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.

October 18–20
19th Annual Environmental Affairs Symposium
Equity and Earth

This year’s symposium explores relationships between social justice concerns and environmental issues, investigating which of these intersections have attracted the attention of scholars and activists—and which have not.

October 21–November 4
Lewis & Clark International Film Festival

New this year, student-run LCIFF screens international films that showcase unique voices, empathetic storytelling, and diverse representation in front of and behind the camera, with the goal of enriching the Lewis & Clark community and beyond. 

October 24
Creating a Culturally Engaging Campus Environment

Presenter Samuel D. Museus is an associate professor of higher education and student affairs at Indiana University at Bloomington. He consults with college campuses that seek to transform their institutions and cultivate more inclusive campus environments.

November 3
Psychology Symposium
Social Justice Through a Psychology Lens

This new student-run symposium features two keynote speakers from the Graduate School of Counseling and Education: Professor of Counseling Psychology and Department Chair Teresa McDowell, and Professor of Counseling Psychology Tod Sloan

November 7
An Evening With W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell is a sociopolitical comedian based in Berkeley, California. Host of the CNN travel show United Shades of America, he is best known for the critically acclaimed FX comedy series Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell

November 9–11
13th Annual Ray Warren Symposium
Home: Race, Place, and Belonging

Through art, lectures, and thought-provoking panels, this year’s symposium explores the many definitions of home, and how ideologies of race and ethnicity shape our sense of belonging. 

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