Advanced Symposia

The DCII sponsors Advanced Symposia/Workshops with the goal of promoting communication and interaction among scholars at SMU and around the world who are at a critical stage of research on a shared topic of interdisciplinary interest and impact.

The events focus on cutting-edge topics that are of interest to a group of faculty at SMU who wish to interact with external leaders at the forefront of relevant fields. They involve activities that generate concrete outcomes, such as workshopping an edited book project, coordinating on a special issue of a scholarly journal or the publication of conference proceedings, finalizing the development of a research project, or undertaking data analysis for an ongoing research project.

Please see below for Advanced Symposia for the 2023-24 academic year. 

Law, Religion, and Social Progress in the Age of COVID

September 17-19, 2023

Contact Susanne Scholz for more information at