The Annual Symposium, eventually to become biannual, will be organized around the Center’s research theme. It will feature a keynote address and will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars working in areas related to the theme. In addition to active participation by graduate students, undergraduates will be welcome and those accepted into the Symposium Seminar will have the opportunity to meet the keynote speaker and engage in discussion with her or him about their work. The symposium will also feature thematically related talks and programming aimed at the larger DMV community.