On Tuesday night Bryant Terry brings the kitchen to our stage, mixing a vegan cooking performance
with comments on food justice and related issues. On Wednesday morning, Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms (and the hero of Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma) brings his wisdom, wit, and practical sense
to Hope College.
As a service to the community,
all CIS events are free and open to the public.
For nearly 30 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, selects one topic to focus on each year. Hope College takes
this academic endeavor seriously enough to cancel daytime classes on one day each fall semester 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.
Please note that Wednesday evening classes DO meet on the day of CIS.
Read About Last Year's Symposium: At Water's Edge: Complacency, Thirst, Action
Read About Recent Symposia: Click here, or on the button for Past Symposia in the menu bar above.
If you have any questions about CIS please feel free to contact
Alfredo Gonzales, Associate Provost and CIS Co-Chair
Derek Emerson, Director of Events and Conferences and CIS Co-Chair