Symposium 2014 - Defining Inequality: Poverty on a local and global scale

As honors students in higher education, we have a unique opportunity to make an impact. We hope the events from this symposium provided an opportunity to explore new perspectives on poverty and consider how social change can be enacted. Our first event was the Student Presentation Night and featured student experiences with poverty and the insight they gained from those experiences with subsequent discussion.

The second event was the formal Symposium with presentations by faculty members. Perspectives on poverty in this presentation included economics, catholic studies, and public health. After the faculty presentations, there was time for further discussion on the subject of poverty.

Thank you so much to all who came out and participated in this year's symposium. It truly was a wonderful week! Below you will find the link to the video from student presentation night. These five scholars worked so hard and gave incredible witness to the ways in which they have made a difference in their own communities and abroad, and are an inspiration to all of us. If you have time, please take the time to watch these presentations.

Note: Emily Kindelspire also presented at the Symposium. Unfortunately, Emily's presentation is missing from the recording.


Symposium 2012

The Aquinas Scholars hold an annual symposium in the spring. The following are recorded symposiums from past events.

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