McDonnell Academy International Symposium

7th International Symposium in Beijing
7th International Symposium in Beijing

The world is experiencing dramatic changes in many ways, including social, environmental, political, and technological forces. Research universities play a critical role in helping to understand and shape these forces. Given their scope and impact, collaborative work involving faculty across countries is key, as is the work of faculty from many different disciplines.

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It is in this spirit that we announce the next McDonnell Academy International Symposium.

October 8-10, 2020 at Washington University in St. Louis


The FAQ Symposium page is a good resource for common questions. Additional questions about the symposium and the Call for Proposals can be directed to Laura Benoist, Associate Director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy at

The summary below provides an overview of the value and impact of the 7th Symposium, and highlights collaborative accomplishments and key outcomes.

7th International Symposium Highlights