Upcoming Events

Sept. 21 – 23
A Muslim Saint in Iowa: Interreligious Dialogue and the Legacy of the Emir Abd el-Kader

A Muslim Saint in Iowa: Interreligious Dialogue and the Legacy of the Emir Abd el-Kader commemorates the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21, 2014 as reflected in the life of the Emir Abd el-Kader (1808-1883).  An exemplary Muslim, a celebrated military hero of Algeria in opposing French colonization, and an international peacemaker (savior of 12,000 Christians in Damascus), the Emir Abd el-Kader was hailed as "one of the few great men of the century" (NY Times).
Three events will highlight the influential role of religion and Islam as a font of humanist thought, dialogue, and humanitarian action, as well as the Emir's ongoing legacy in the Iowa town of Elkader.

Sunday, September 21
2:00 pm, Strand theatre
The feature film Of Gods and Men (2010 Grand Prize at Cannes, French/Arabic, English subtitles) will be shown at the Strand theatre, with an introduction by John Kiser, author of The Monks of Tibhirine: Faith, Love, and Terror in Algeria (book used as source for the film), followed by a Q&A.

Monday, September 22
7:30 pm, JRC 101
John Kiser, author of the definitive biography Commander of the Faithful: The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader, and Jan Gross (French/Arabic) will discuss the past and present significance of the Emir Abdelkader in "From Abdelkader to Elkader: Stories of Connection to Iowa, Islam, and Algeria."

Tuesday, September 23
10:00 am, Drake Library
Designed to involve town and campus participation, "Creating Educational Outreach: the Abdelkader Education Project, Elkader, Iowa" will offer an off-campus presentation by John Kiser and Kathy Garms (Executive Director of the Abdelkader Education Project - AEP)

4:15 pm, JRC 101
A panel featuring Harold Kasimow, Gisela Webb, Rashed Chowdhury '03, Katie Chowdhury '05, and John Kiser will discuss examples of enduring voices of "Interreligious Dialogue in Action: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives."

(TBA) Alumni Scholars Rashed Chowdhury ('03) and Katie Chowdhury ('05) will share their work on campus.

September 30

12:00 pm  Information Session:   Spring Break 2015 Human Rights and International Relations Tour
Jesse Macy House Conference Room – 1205 Park Street

October 2
4:15 pm  Information Session:   Spring Break 2015 Human Rights and International Relations Tour
Jesse Macy House Conference Room – 1205 Park Street

October 4
Malcom London

Week  of October 6
Grinnell Prize Symposium

October 7
4:15 pm  Grinnell Prize Awards Ceremony
KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Charlayne Hunter-Gault, award-winning journalist, "My Sixties: Reflections on Coming of Age in the "Miracle Decade " & Enduring Lessons"
Herrick Chapel

5:30 pm  Reception & Book Signing – Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Jesse Macy House


October 8
12:00 pm  Grinnell Prize Roundtable Luncheon (open to the public)  JRC 101

6:30 pm  Grinnell Prize Buffet Dinner   JRC 101

7:30 pm  Ani Vallabhaneni, Co-Founder, Sanergy;  Lindsay Stradley, Co-Founder, Sanergy
"Achieving Social Justice through Building Healthy, Prosperous Communities"   JRC 101


October 9
4:15 pm  Kiahn Williams, Co-founder and Director, SIRUM; Adam Kircher, Co-founder and Director, SIRUM.  “The Five Billion Dollar Problem.   JRC 101

5:30 pm  Reception 2nd floor JRC

October 15
4:15 pm  World Food Prize Lecture: Dr. Mark McLellan   JRC 101

November 7
7:30 p.m.   Jonathan Kozol (author of Shame of the Nation)
Lecture and Book Signing
(co-sponsored by DAR, the Education Department, Grinnell Careers in Education Professions, the Rosenfield Program, and the President’s Office)

November 11
4:15 pm  Chris Parker
JRC 101

January 20 - Martin Luther King Day
Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor, The Atlantic
JRC 101

February 3 - 5
Symposium:  Chicago

March 23 - 28
Spring Break 2015 Human Rights and International Relations New York Tour

April 27
Ivo Juurvee, Estonian historian

Past Events

2013-2014 Rosenfield Program Events
2012-2013 Rosenfield Program Events
2011-2012 Rosenfield Program Events
2010-2011 Rosenfield Program Events
2009-2010 Rosenfield Program Events
2008-2009 Rosenfield Program Events
2007-2008 Rosenfield Program Events
2006-2007 Rosenfield Program Events
2005-2006 Rosenfield Program Events
2004-2005 Rosenfield Program Events
2003-2004 Rosenfield Program Events
2002-2003 Rosenfield Program Events
2001-2002 Rosenfield Program Events
2000-2001 Rosenfield Program Events  
Fall 1989 - Spring 2000 Rosenfield Program Events
Fall 1987 - Spring 1989 Rosenfield Program Events




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