View of the immigration stories of Hope college students, staff, and faculty.
As a service to the community, all CIS events are free and
open to the public.
For over 20 years the Critical Issues Symposium (CIS) has been an integral
part of the Hope College academic landscape. A committee of faculty, staff,
and students, in consultation with President Bultman, select one topic to focus
on each year. Hope College takes this academic endeavor seriously enough to
cancel classes for one day each fall in order to allow the campus community
to fully participate in examining the topic at hand. CIS has sponsored international
leaders in a variety of fields, but also calls on the resources of the West
Michigan and Hope College communities to provide input on our discussions.
If you have any questions about CIS please feel free to contact either:
Alfredo Gonzales, Associate Provost and CIS Co-Chair
Derek Emerson, Arts Coordinator and CIS Co-Chair