Assessing Shifts in the International Order

The Council’s 2018 Annual Symposium will take place in Washington, DC from Friday, April 6 to Saturday, April 7. This two-day conference brings together Society members, outside experts, and members of the general public to discuss topics in international relations and business. The event concludes with the annual members meeting and board elections.

Symposium Agenda

The Symposium consists of a one-day session for the public and a one-day session open only to Council members. This year’s theme, “Assessing Shifts in the International Order,” asks if the international system is facing a change in the balance of power and what this may mean for U.S. foreign policy. The symposium will answer this question from a variety of perspectives, including business, national security, public health, the environment, and international politics.

Friday, April 6: Public Session

Friday is open to Council members, Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Fraternity and Sorority members, and the general public. Programming will include:

  • Keynote address;
  • Four panel discussions; and
  • Networking events.

The organizing committee is accepting program proposals. Submit a proposal at the link to the right.

Saturday, April 7: Members Session

Saturday is only open to Council members. Programming will include:

  • Presentation of the Annual Report;
  • Members Town Hall with the Board of Governors; and
  • Board and committee elections.

Annual Members may vote at the Saturday elections. Learn more about nominations and voting at the link to the right.

Ticketing and Venue Information

Information on the venue and ticket sales will be released shortly. Admission to the Symposium will be free for Council members. To get Symposium announcements, sign up below:



Symposium Proceedings

Papers presented at the Symposium are compiled for publication in a special edition of the Delta Phi Epsilon Journal of Foreign Affairs.

Learn more about the Journal of Foreign Affairs.