Building Robust & Inclusive Democracy

Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC)

The EPIIC Symposium is an annual multi-day public forum featuring scores of international practitioners, activists, academics, public intellectuals, and journalists. EPIIC's symposia - consisting of presentations, panel discussions, topical forums, informal gatherings, multimedia and dramatic presentations, and workshops - are intellectually wide-ranging and accessible. The perspectives of the participants are intentionally diverse, often competing, and at times adversarial, providing a continuum of viewpoints on the issues being discussed.

2023 EPIIC Symposium

The 2023 EPIIC symposium on “Power and Prejudice: Race and International Relations,” was held in March 2023. IGL students hosted several panel discussions on the prevalence of racial issues in global politics. Desirée Cormier Smith, special representative for racial equity and justice in the U.S. Department of State, delivered the keynote address for the symposium. 

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EPIIC students posing together in a classroom