January 11, 2017
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.
January 17–March 5
The winter show at the Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art features Portland artist Tad Savinar. The collection focuses on two bodies of his work: prints, paintings, and sculpture created between 1994 and 2011; and works conceived in Florence, Italy, in 2014.
We offer featured programs, events, and opportunities for service. This year’s theme is “Building Bridges for Transformation.”
James Forman Jr., professor of law at Yale Law School and former clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, is a noted authority on the U.S. criminal justice system. Inspired by King and other civil rights activists, he proposes strategies for ending inequities in our schools and prisons.
Comedian and author Christopher O’Shaughnessy explores the dynamics of transition in a talk about empathy, culture shock, and relationships.
The third annual Middle Eastern Symposium explores issues relating to culture and identity in the Middle East.
52nd Annual International Fair
Learn about the cultures and nationalities represented at Lewis & Clark while enjoying mouth-watering dishes and fun-filled performances from around the world.
The 2017 Gender Studies Symposium examines concepts of accessibility and the dynamics of resource distribution in relation to gender and sexuality.
Although Michael Ondaatje is best known as a novelist, his work also encompasses poetry, memoir, and film, revealing a passion for defying conventional form. He is the author of The English Patient and four collections of poetry.
55th Annual International Affairs Symposium
Acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Chronicle of Higher Education, this is the oldest student-run symposium in the United States.