April 08, 2010

Debate between national political figures garners media attention

A debate on campus between Paul Wolfowitz and Merrill McPeak on the subject of democracy promotion drew hundreds and earned media attention.

A debate between Paul Wolfowitz, former deputy defense secretary, and Merrill McPeak, former U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, drew an audience of more than 600 to the Agnes Flanagan Chapel on April 5. The debate, which was a keynote session of the 2010 International Affairs Symposium, received coverage in the local media. 

The symposium brought together leading experts to discuss a series of topics around the theme of global disorder. Wolfowitz and McPeak debated the promotion of democracy worldwide.

Read more about the Wolfowitz/McPeak debate in Willamette Week, Lake Oswego Review, and The Sentinel.

About the International Affairs Symposium:

Each year, Lewis & Clark hosts leading intellectuals and advocates during a three-day symposium, welcoming members of the campus community as well as the greater Portland community to an exciting, informative, and dynamic series of discussions.

The Lewis & Clark International Affairs Symposium is one of the most prestigious events within the Oregon academic and civic communities and the longest-running student-led symposium in the country. The focus of the symposium is controversy, emphasizing confrontation of opposing views and concentrating on themes that reflect global interests and concerns.

Learn more about the 2010 symposium in this video feature.