Symposium

Each year the Grinnell Prize recipients come to campus for the Grinnell Prize Symposium. They recieve their prizes, meet with students and the wider community, and offer presentations about their work.

Symposium events are free and open to the public.

2013 Symposium Schedule and Videos

The 2013 Grinnell Prize recipients spent the week of Nov. 3 in Grinnell meeting with students and the wider community and offering presentations about their work.

Sunday, Nov. 3

7 p.m. Harris Center Cinema
Film – “Dead Man Walking”
Based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean; introduced by Prof. Sarah Purcell ’92

Monday, Nov. 4

Noon Rosenfield Center Marketplace Dining Pavilion
Lunch with the Grinnell Prize recipients.

5:30-8 p.m. World Food Prize Headquarters (100 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa)
Grinnell Prize Celebration in Des Moines
An opportunity to meet and talk informally with Grinnell Prize recipients. Hors d’oeuvres served. Open to all at no charge. No RSVP necessary. Co-sponsored with the Young Professionals Connection, Blur Media, Iowa International Center and the Grinnell Student Alumni Council.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

4:15 p.m. Herrick Chapel
Awards Ceremony
Keynote Address by Sister Helen Prejean, “Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues.” Presentation of the Grinnell Prize medals to Elizabeth Scharpf and Julian Ingabire Kayibanda (of SHE) and Emily Arnold-Fernandez (of Asylum Access). Reception and book signing immediately afterward at Macy House.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Noon Rosenfield Center Room 101
Grinnell Prize Roundtable Luncheon
The 2013 prize recipients will talk about their approaches to justice and their sources of inspiration. No RSVP necessary; sign-in provided for those not on a meal plan. Moderated by Prof. Sarah Purcell.

7:30 p.m. Rosenfield Center Room 101
Prize Winner’s Presentation: “People with Rights: Making Human Rights a Reality for Refugees”
Emily Arnold-Fernandez, founder and executive director of Access Asylum, will talk about her work. Introduced by Marsha Ternus, former chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court.

9 p.m. Rosenfield Center Lyle’s Pub (in basement)
Pub Quiz night
Trivia with the 2013 Grinnell Prize recipients.

Thursday, Nov. 7

4:15 p.m. Rosenfield Center Room 101
Prize Winners’ Presentation: “Changing the World, One Pad at a Time”
Elizabeth Scharpf (founder and chief instigating officer) and Julian Ingabire Kayibanda (chief operating officer) talk about their work with Sustainable Health Enterprises. Introduced by Prof. Chris Hunter.

Saturday, Nov. 9

8 p.m. Bowladrome (915 State St., Grinnell)
Bowling with Grinnell Prize winners