Presenters, Co-Sponsors & Supporters 2014



Syracuse Symposium

Syracuse Symposium is a semester-long exploration of the public humanities at Syracuse University through a diverse array of lectures, performances, exhibits, symposia, and other special events. The 2014 Syracuse Symposium theme “perspective” lends itself to a multitude of meanings and far-reaching fields of study. In effect, its strength and power as a theme lies precisely in the broad potential of those wide-ranging possibilities. It is presented by The SU Humanities Center for The College of Arts and Sciences.


S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

The Newhouse School is one of the nation’s top schools of communication, preparing students to become leaders in a rapidly changing landscape. It emphasizes the professional skills and ethical awareness required of communication industry leaders, researchers, and teachers.




Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies 

The Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies creates communities of competent communicators. We engage each other in innovative, inclusive, and collaborative inquiry into the various theories, perspectives, and methods of human communication.


Department of History

The Department of History stresses the integration of history as a field bridging the social sciences and humanities.


International Relations Program

International Relations is a multidisciplinary program that provides students with analytical tools and approaches from different disciplines – primarily the social sciences – to explore contemporary issues and to conceptualize global citizenship.


LGBT Studies Program

The minor offers a sustained opportunity to learn about LGBT experience, history, and scholarship and explore fundamental questions about sexualities, bodies, identities, communities, social movements, and liberation politics.


LGBT Resource Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center serves with integrity people with marginalized genders and sexualities, and encourages thoughtful explorations of gender and sexuality as they are informed by the complexity of our identities.




The David B. Falk College of Sport & Human Dynamics

The Falk College prepares students through scholarship, practice, civic engagement, advocacy and entrepreneurial endeavors to promote the health and well-being of individuals of all ages, their families and their communities within the framework of social justice principles.


Department of Anthropology

Anthropology brings a global perspective to the study of human diversity by means of in-depth research at the local level and comparative studies that explore human experience through time and across space.


Department of English

The Department of English engages in its scholarship and teaching with subjects such as American and British Literatures & Cultures, Creative Writing, Critical Theory, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Film and Screen Studies, confirming how its discipline has become multifaceted, shifting, lively, and contentious.


Department of Sociology

The Sociology Department takes an interdisciplinary approach to public sociology in order to understand, critique, and address structural and social inequalities.


Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

The Women’s and Gender Studies Department has three distinct but interconnected missions as it seeks to foster interdisciplinary and intersectional teaching, research, and service on women and gender worldwide.


The Asian/Asian-American Studies Program

The Asian/Asian-American studies program was developed out of an awareness that we cannot understand Asian Americans without understanding the histories and cultures of Asia and vice versa, that we cannot understand contemporary Asia without understanding how American politics, capital, religion, culture and Asian American diasporas have shaped countries in that continent.


The Office of Multicultural Affairs 

OMA‘s mission is to support and promote the academic achievement, multicultural competence, social development, civic engagement, and retention of students from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups at Syracuse University.


The Disability Cultural Center

The Disability Cultural Center coordinates  campus-wide social, educational,a nd cultural activities on disability issues for students, faculty, staff, and community members with and without disabilities.


The South Asia Center at the Daniel Moynihan Institute for Global Affairs

The South Asia Center at Syracuse University is a United States Department of Education National Resource Center with an extensive involvement in teaching and research on the nations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.


Light Work

Light Work is a non-profit photography organization supporting artists since 1973, and is based on the Syracuse University campus.


The Community Folk Art Center

A proud unit of the African American Studies Department at Syracuse University, CFAC is a beacon of artistry, creativity and cultural expression engaging the Syracuse community, the region and the world.


The New York State Council on the Arts’ Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds Grant Program (administered by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes)


South Asian Students Association

SASA is an organization that represents the South Asian community by being a front-runner of multicultural events and programs at Syracuse University.


Students Advocating Sexual Safety and Empowerment

SASSE strives to educate and advocate for sexual and reproductive justice.