International Perspectives Conference

For fourteen years, Principia held a student-run Pan-African Conference that focused on issues concerning the people of the African Diaspora, and also celebrated the beautiful cultural diversity that is found on the African continent.

With the rapid growth in globalization and the increased interconnectedness between nations from all parts of the globe, the student body recognized a need to incorporate multiple perspectives from around the world. In 2014, with this in mind, the conference was renamed the International Perspectives Conference.

In fall 2014 the conference focused on the topic, At a Crossroads: Globalization and Culture. Visit the 2014 International Perspectives Conference Website.


Our objective for this year’s conference was to present the beauty and rich qualities of the continent—a topic too often sidelined.