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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) invites all students to participate in an academic conference call, "Women, Peace, and Security," on Thursday, September 29 from 2–3 p.m. 

Jamille Biggio, adjunct senior fellow for women and foreign policy at CFR and senior director at Amida Technology Solutions, will discuss the role of women in security, peacebuilding, and peacekeeping. 

Global politics of migration and refuge symposium resources

Rosenfield Program Symposium — co-sponsored by the John Chrystal Fund for Distinguished Foreign Visitors and the Institute for Global Engagement.

The Global Politics of Migration and Refuge symposium looks at global migrations from a variety of perspectives, covering issues from Iowa to the far side of the globe. Experts and alumni share social, legal, historical, and personal perspectives on immigration and refugee issues of vital concern in today’s world. The following is a list of resources to supplement the topics covered during this three-day symposium, September 6–8, 2016.

Global Learning Program touring Rome spring break

The Origins of Liberal Education Global Learning Program (GLP) Tutorial, led by Mirzam Pérez (Spanish) and Aysha Pollnitz (History), spent spring break in Europe. The two faculty leaders, one language assistant (Italian), and 15 first-year students examined liberal education and its origins together on campus for the spring semester and then traveled, toured, and studied together in Italy and Spain for the duration of spring break for further investigation of the course theme.

Group of students at Glasnevins Cemetery in Dublin, Ireland

Brigittine French, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, led her Anthropology 395 students, accompanied by Casey Oberlin, Assistant Professor of Sociology to Dublin, Ireland for a week during spring break.

Goncharova visiting fellow reading at Russian department

Working with the students in the Russian Senior Seminar, Marianna Goncharova, Russian Writer-in-Residence, presented several of her Russian short stories to the College in English.

Singh gives a talk on Bollywood

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, International Visiting Fellow and Assistant Professor at the Centre for English Studies at Jawaharlal University in Delhi, India, Dhanajay Singh, gave a talk on contemporary Bollywood to faculty, students, and staff.

Chilean Mathematician, Dr. Anita Rojas, spends Spring 2015 at Grinnell as the International Heath Professor

Dr. Anita Rojas, Chilean Mathematician, hosted by Jennifer Paulhus, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, came for the spring semester, 2015 as the John R. Heath Professor. 

Endowed in honor of John Reardon Heath, Grinnell Class of 1919, who was an active member and President of the Grinnell Board of Trustees and gave steadfast support to Grinnell’s long and continuing engagement with the world, the Heath Professorship brings to Grinnell College the most distinguished international figures for a semester-length stay. 

Final project for the 2015 Grinnell-in-Washington Internship Seminar course.

Chuck Adkins-Blanch '84 with a circle of students

Thanks to a new program at Grinnell College, Alumni in the Classroom, offered to connect students with alumni, David Cook-Martín department of sociology chair and director of the Center for International Studies, brought Chuck Adkins-Blanch '84 to campus for a lunch and lecture with students.

Manuel Gadella Spanish Physics Professor Heath Professorship Grinnell College

Each year the Center for International Studies oversees the Heath Professorship, which brings to Grinnell College the most distinguished international figures for a semester-length stay. For the fall 2015 semester, the physics department hosted Professor Manuel Gadella of the University of Valladolid, Spain. Prof. Gadella taught two special topics courses that are not currently covered in the physics department curriculum.