Want to bring an international scholar or artist to campus? You’ve come to the right place. The Center for International Studies provides funding and administrative support to bring approximately six scholars or artists to campus every year to teach short courses. In addition, the Center administers the John R. Heath Professorship, which brings a senior scholar to campus for a full semester to teach two courses. If you don’t have a specific name in mind, the Center can help identify an appropriate scholar at one of the many universities associated with our off-campus study programs.
The instructions for bringing a guest to campus to teach a short course are located here, while the instructions for nominating someone for the Heath Professorship are located here.
The Center works with Grinnell faculty to create interdisciplinary clusters of courses that focus on a particular region of the world (such as African Studies) or on a particular global issue (such as Migration Studies). The Center also assists in students and faculty to bring speakers to campus who lecture on important global topics or participate in Grinnell classes. Often these visits are cosponsored by the Rosenfield Program or one of the other Centers (such as the Center for the Humanities or the Center for Prairie Studies). If you have an idea for someone to bring to campus, just send a note to David Harrison, Director of the Center for International Studies.