DRBU Symposium is a lecture series that complements DRBU’s academic curriculum and connects the community with experts, expands conversations from the classroom, and applies what we learn from the classical texts to the modern world.


Symposium events extend learning outside the classroom, complementing DRBU’s academic programs with activities in contemporary issues and scholarship.

These activities aim to build community and raise awareness of global issues in ethics, politics, spirituality, culture, and the environment, with a goal to inspire and broaden discussions around DRBU’s academic programs. The juxtaposition of the classical texts and the Symposium activities mutually illuminate the curriculum and these contemporary issues.