Upcoming Events

Jan. 23, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr., Day Commemoration

7 p.m. Rosenfield Center, Room 101
Listening Event
Speech delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr.
October 1967 at Grinnell College

8 p.m.
Reflection and Reception

Jan. 29, 2018
Rosenfield Program Internship Presentations

4:30 pm Macy House Conference Room

Please join us as these Rosenfield Program Internship grant recipients share their experiences and take questions from the audience.

Aminata Kinana ’18
Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania; Brasilia, Brazil

Nomalanga Shields ’18
Center for Constitutional Rights; New York, NY

Feb. 6, 2018

11 a.m. Burling Lounge

2018 Election Coffees: Mid-Year Caucus Reflection and Q&A

Caucuses will be held on Monday evening, February 5.

co-sponsored by Practical Political Education (PPPE), Office of International Student Affairs, and International Global Engagement.

Feb. 8, 2018
Symposium: Environmental Degradation & Conflict

Co-sponsored by Environmental Studies Concentration, PPPE, and John Chrystal Fund for Distinguished Foreign Visitors

11 a.m.
Scholars’ Convocation
Lisa Dale, Lecturer in Discipline; The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Environmental Policy One Year Into the Trump Administration

4 p.m.
Shiloh Fetzek, Senior Fellow for International Affairs;The Center for Climate and Security
Climate Change and Security, Risk Mapping and Risk Management

5:30 p.m.
The public is invited to engage with symposium participants during a buffet dinner.
No charge or RSVP necessary.

6:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Both Sides Now: Public Policy and Sustainable Agriculture in Iowa

Facilitator: Brandi Janssen, Cinical Assistant Professor; College of Public Health at the Univ. of Iowa


  • Mark Kennett, Local Agriculturalist
  • Bill Stowe, CEO and General Manager, Des Moines Water Works
  • Roger Wolf, Director of Environmental Programs & Services, Iowa Soybean Association

Feb. 16
J. Ann Selzer, nationally renowned pollster based in Des Moines.

co-sponsored by the Wilson Program, Poli-Sci, and Statistics.

Feb. 22
Education Symposium

Sponsored and organized by CLS Education Professions Community, under the leadership of Dan Covino ’10. Cosponsored by the Rosenfield Program, Development and Alumni Relations, and the Department of Political Science.

Rachel Moskowitz (‘06) Alumni Scholar Lecture “Politics of Urban Education” Rosenfield Center, Room 101

4 p.m.
Alumni Panel. Rosenfield Center, Room 101

7:30 p.m.
Keynote address by Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Harris Center Cinema,

Videos of Past Events

  • Constitution Day
  • Greg Thielmann '72

Past Events

2016-17 Rosenfield Program Events
2015–16 Rosenfield Program Events
2014–15 Rosenfield Program Events
2013–14 Rosenfield Program Events
2012–13 Rosenfield Program Events
2011–12 Rosenfield Program Events
2010–11 Rosenfield Program Events
2009–10 Rosenfield Program Events
2008–09 Rosenfield Program Events
2007–08 Rosenfield Program Events
2006–07 Rosenfield Program Events
2005–06 Rosenfield Program Events
2004–05 Rosenfield Program Events
2003–04 Rosenfield Program Events
2002–03 Rosenfield Program Events
2001–02 Rosenfield Program Events
2000–01 Rosenfield Program Events
Fall 1989 – Spring 2000 Rosenfield Program Events
Fall 1987 – Spring 1989 Rosenfield Program Events


Ebola, the World Health Organization, and the Chances of Reform
Counterinsurgency and the Future of Afghanistan
What Time is it?: An Afternoon with Civil Rights Pioneer Grace Lee Boggs
Grinnell Minute with Wadzanai Motsi '12
The Media: Changes and Challenges
Morris Dees, 2011 Innovator for Social Justice Prize Symposium keynote
The Business of Human Trafficking
The Truth About Domestic Sex Trafficking and How it Affects You
Human Trafficking: Jose Moya, A Historical and Global Perspective
Human Trafficking Panel Discussion
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the "Beloved Campus"