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This event will be organized by the Rosenfield Program and sponsored by the Chrystal Fund.

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The Jesse Macy House at 1205 Park Street opened in spring 2008— a newly renovated home for many of the College's distinguished programs. The house brings together programs that regularly enrich the lives of Grinnellians by bringing special speakers and performers to campus,...

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Marsha Ternus, attorney, former chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, who taught a class on restorative justice at Grinnell College: “I think any time you are talking about public policy, it’s good to have all the players on board, because then you have a consistent approach...

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A Tradition of Leadership Throughout its history, Grinnell has emphasized the importance of human rights and social progress, and encouraged the discussion of the public policies affecting both. Grinnell was a center of abolitionist activity in the 1850s and one of the first...
Upcoming Events April 28 “Bigger than the Cops: Racialized State Violence and the Movement for Black Lives” ARH Auditorium, Room 302 4 p.m. Damon Williams ’14 in conversation with Shanna Benjamin. 5:15 p.m. Williams and Kesho Scott Workshop. Co-sponsored by Alumni in the...
Event Funding Requests for fall semester programming are due by October 1, 2015.  Requests for spring semester programming are due by March 1, 2016. Please complete the Rosenfield Program Funding Proposal form and submit to Rosenfield Program Director, Sarah Purcell, at...
Internship Grant Information 2016 Rosenfield Program Internships Sydney Banach ACLU of Nebraska Lincoln, NE  Enrique Castano Law Office of Jillian N. Kong-Sivert, PLLC Phoenix, AZ Jonathan Sundby Pittsburgh Post Gazette Pittsburgh, PA Morgane Garnier Center for...
Summer Internships Each year the Rosenfield Program provides stipends for summer student internships in the areas of public affairs, international relations, and human rights. These opportunities allow Grinnell students to apply their interest and education away from campus in a...

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David Keane, senior lecturer in law at London's Middlesex University, will lecture on "Fifty Years of the International Convention to End All Forms of Racial Discrimination."  ICERD was the first international human rights treaty, and Keane's lecture will assess its 50 years of...
Grinnell College students will have the chance to question a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist during the opening of “A Century of War: 1914 and Beyond.” Chris Hedges spent two decades as a war correspondent, most of them with the New York Times. On Sept. 16, he will Head a...
Grinnell College will host "A Conversation about the Iowa Caucuses with E.J. Dionne Jr. and David Shribman" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. The Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights is sponsoring...
Sociology professor Matthew Hughey of the University of Connecticut will deliver a lecture on Monday, Nov. 30, about how media coverage of athletics perpetuates the myth of "black brawn vs. white brains." The free, public lecture, titled "A Level Playing Field? Zombie Theories...
Spoken-word artist Malcolm London has been called the “Gil Scott-Heron of this generation.” The young activist visits campus Saturday, Nov. 1, for two events. At 3 p.m., Grinnellians who recently took part in a rally in Feguson, Mo. join London for a group discussion in the Joe...
Peter Coyote '64, an Emmy Award-winning narrator and accomplished actor and author, will return to Grinnell to give a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center. A dessert reception in the second-floor lobby of the Joe Rosenfield Center will...
Campus committees abound at Grinnell and are among the numerous ways for students to leave their footprint. High student participation in campus committees may be an obvious result of self-governance. */ Make Your Mark A small sample of current campus committees hints at the...
Lecture: 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, Rosenfield Center Room 101Game: 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, Rosenfield Center Room 209 Companies, governments, and others are capturing, curating, storing, and analyzing petabytes of data about nearly everything, including you. Consumer,...
Grinnell College's celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will feature a speech on Tuesday, Jan. 26, by University of Iowa Assistant Professor of History Keisha N. Blain. Although Jan. 18 was the King Holiday, the College is celebrating it on Jan. 26, the day after classes...
Each year, the Rosenfield Program sponsors several competitive grants that support student internships in public affairs, international relations, or human rights. The Rosenfield Committee interprets its mandate to fund student work in these areas broadly. Last summer, students...
Grinnell College will hold a Campaign Finance Symposium on Feb. 9-11 to investigate the role of money in politics and propose potential solutions from different perspectives, including campaign finance scholars, journalists, professors, lawyers, and activists. The symposium,...
*/ February 11-12, 2016 at Grinnell College On August 23, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. Roughly five years later, on January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake rocked the small island nation of Haiti. These cataclysmic events, this shared experience...
*/ The Rosenfield Program is bringing experts from across the political spectrum and from different professions to speak at a series of free public events leading up to the 2016 Iowa caucuses. "Iowa is a politically impactful state and the Iowa caucuses are an important part of...
A political expert will discuss the Tea Party and reactionary politics on the heels of a highly charged and historic election season. Chris Parker, associate professor and Stuart A. Scheingold professor of social justice and political science at the University of Washington,...
Howard French, associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, will lecture on the topic of his new book China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants are Building a New Empire in Africa. The free public...
Liz Queathem, senior lecturer in Biology and co-chair of the Sustainability Planning Committee, will deliver a public lecture on the current state of climate change, and the prospects for progress at the United National Climate Change Conference that will take place in Paris Nov...
Join the Rosenfield Program to celebrate Constitution Day by discussing excerpts from the new book The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic by Yale Law professor Akhil Reed Amar. With Professor Sarah Purcell leading the discussion, we'll discuss chapters...
  Two experts on counterinsurgency present their sharply diverging views during a debate sponsored by the College’s Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights. Col. Gian Gentile is professor of history at the U.S. Military Academy at West...
Talk: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 Rosenfield Center Room 101 Harry Hopkins 1912 became one of the architects of the New Deal and chief aide to President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression and World War II. He was considered the most powerful man in President Roosevelt...
Grinnell College Dean Michael Latham will deliver the Scholars’ Convocation titled "Development at War: The United States and Modernization in South Vietnam." His talk examines how the U.S. responded to global decolonization in the midst of the Cold War, and the role that...
Join teacher, mentor, and healer Tarell A. Rodgers ’93 as he returns to campus to present “Don’t Run, Embrace It All.” In the small group session, Rodgers will talk about how to survive and thrive at Grinnell, describing motivational and self-healing techniques and answering...
Jonathan Kozol, a nationally recognized expert on education and New York Times bestselling author, will deliver a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Herrick Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public. Kozol has devoted most of his life to the challenge of providing...
“I want to do foreign policy,” says Misha Gelnarova ’18, an international student from the Czech Republic who spent part of spring break in Washington, D.C., with the Rosenfield Program’s second annual industry tour. “Seeing it through the lens of the American side is really...
Dr. Paul Farmer, physician, humanitarian and founding director of Partners in Health, will close the College's Global Public Health Symposium. Farmer will participate in two events: 4 p.m. Question and Answer Session 7 p.m. “Global Public Health" Presentation (followed by book...
2013 prizewinners honored in the third annual Grinnell Prize Symposium. Today’s Public Events— Lunch with Prize Recipients: Noon, Marketplace Dining Pavilion Celebration in Des Moines: 5:30–8 p.m. World Food Prize Headquarters, 100 Locust St. The 2013 Grinnell Prize recipients,...
2013 prizewinners honored in the third annual Grinnell Prize Symposium. Today’s Public Event— Award Ceremony and Keynote Presentation: 4:15 p.m. Herrick Chapel (will be live streamed) The 2013 Grinnell Prize recipients, Elizabeth Scharpf and Julian Ingabire Kayibanda of...
  2013 prizewinners honored in the third annual Grinnell Prize Symposium. Today’s Public Events—Roundtable Luncheon with Winners: noon, Rosenfield Center Room 101"People with Rights," Access Asylum Winners: 7:30 p.m. Rosenfield Center Room 101 (will be live streamed)Pub Quiz: 9...
2013 prizewinners honored in the third annual Grinnell Prize Symposium. Today’s Public Event— "Changing the World," SHE winners: 4:15 p.m. Rosenfield Center Room 101 (will be live streamed) The 2013 Grinnell Prize recipients, Elizabeth Scharpf and Julian Ingabire Kayibanda of...
  2013 prizewinners honored in the third annual Grinnell Prize Symposium. Saturday's Public Event— Bowling with Winners: 8 p.m. Bowladrome (915 State St., Grinnell) The 2013 Grinnell Prize recipients, Elizabeth Scharpf and Julian Ingabire Kayibanda of Sustainable Health...
Rosenfield Program Alum-In-Residence Dorje Gurung ’94, an activist and educator, will speak on “Human Rights and Education of Marginalized People of Nepal” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. The talk is free and open to the public. While on...
Fighting in the Middle East continues to have broad implications for the rest of the world, according to a political analyst who studies the violent groups jockeying for control in Iraq. Ahmed Ali ’08 will give the talk “Iraq’s Crossroads: ISIS and Political Challenges” at noon...
Three national political journalists will discuss the role of the news media covering the 2016 Iowa caucuses at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. The panel discussion, which is free and open to the public, will conclude the fall series of public...
In the latest installment of the yearlong War on Drugs Symposium, law professor Douglas Berman presents “Understanding and Undoing Mass Incarceration” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Berman’s free public lecture is sponsored by the ...
In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Patricia Williams of Columbia Law School and Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic will come to Grinnell College for events on Jan. 19-20. All events are free and open to the public, and will take place in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room...
Ethan Lipton and Orchestra will present No Place to Go—a “hilarious, irreverent ode to the unemployed” that won the Obie Award in 2012—at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center Room 101.  Steeped in American musical traditions ranging from blues and jazz...
**New schedule changes due to weather** As thousands of athletes prepare to gather in Sochi for the XXII Olympic Winter Games beginning Feb. 7, the eyes of the world are on Russia — and its mercurial leader, Vladimir Putin. To help understand this fascinating and powerful man —...
Explore the issues surrounding marriage in modern America with a panel discussion on “Marriage Equality, Implementation, and What’s Next.” The panelists will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court rulings overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8,...
Dr. Patricia Quinlisk — Iowa state medical director and epidemiologist — is visiting Grinnell College on Thursday, April 2, 2015.  She will present a  talk on vaccines and vaccine policy at 4:15 in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 225. Quinlisk will also lunch with Policy...
In a free, public event, Damon Williams ’14 will present “Bigger Than the Cops: Racialized State Violence and the Movement for Black Lives” at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in ARH Auditorium, Room 302. After a brief presentation, Williams will join in a one-on-one conversation with...
Phil Neisser and Jacob Hess, political opposites and co-authors of You're Not as Crazy as I Thought (But You're Still Wrong): Conversations between a Die-Hard Liberal and a Devoted Conservative will host two Iowa caucus-related events Nov. 19 and 20. Their workshop, "How to...
Explore topics that affect us all through the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights. Throughout its history, Grinnell has emphasized the importance of human rights and social progress, and encouraged the discussion of the public policies...
Grinnell College's Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights will host athree-day symposium, Sept. 11-13,* to discuss "Who Should Teach Our Children? Education and Democracy Worldwide." The Office of the President and the Grinnell College...
*/ Each year, the Rosenfield Program sponsors several competitive grants that support student internships in public affairs, international relations, or human rights. The sponsored internships this summer took Grinnell students all over the world. Please join us for...
Now is the time to apply for student membership on the Rosenfield Program Committee for 2015-16. All current 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students who have an interest in public affairs, international relations, and human rights are urged to apply. The committee consists of faculty...
Drone use has become prolific, despite a lack of public knowledge and debate, says an expert who will speak during a symposium on drones and drone warfare. “The issue of how drones are used, both in warfare and in domestic spaces, is one of the most vital social problems of our...
Ronald Phillips, emeritus professor of genetics at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the 2015 World Food Prize lecture on "Science and World Hunger" at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. You may enjoy this free, public talk if you are...
Ivo Juurvee, an associate professor of history at the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences,, will deliver "The Soviet Heritage of Influencing Public Opinion Abroad" at 4:15 p.m. Monday, April 27, Alumni Recitation Hall, Room 302. The free public lecture will be on efforts by...
Christine Walley will present a free public lecture, “The Exit Zero Project,” at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Walley is an associate professor of anthropology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Exit Zero Project is described...
It is often said these days that whenever China sneezes, the world catches a cold. Indeed, some time within the next decade, China is likely to become the world’s largest economy. This paradigm shift has wide-ranging implications, in particular for a United States that dominated...
GRINNELL, IA – The Honorable Maged Refaat Aboulmagd, Consul General of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Chicago, will speak at Grinnell College at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101. The talk is titled "Prospects for Future American-Egyptian...
Learn more about the U.S. Constitution from one of the leading constitutional scholars in the United States. Akhil Reed Amar, the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, will give a lecture titled "The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our...
Come hear from faculty experts at the "Current Events Panel: The Paris Attacks, ISIS, and the Refugee Crisis," at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Bring your questions. Everyone is welcome to attend this free, public event sponsored by the...
  Peter Beck ’02, a senior analyst for the Government Accountability Office, will discuss “The State of Federal Performance” in a roundtable discussion at noon Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Burling Library Lounge.  Beck will also give a talk on "Careers in Government” in Rosenfield...
“Twenty years ago, Grinnell College did something that no one else would do. They vouched for a young man who had lost everything and needed a second chance,” says Jeetander Dulani ’98. “Before applying to Grinnell, I had been homeless, and while I was able to get off the street...
A seasoned diplomat will delve into the growing tensions between the U.S. and Russia in his talk on Nov. 20. Ambassador Ian Kelly will deliver the lecture “The U.S., Russia, and Bridging the East-West Divide” at 4:15 p.m., Nov. 20 in the Alumni Recitation Hall, Room 302. “...
From Feb. 3-6, Grinnell College's Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights will sponsor a free, public symposium. "Chicago: Urban Issues and Social Justice in the Windy City" will feature speakers and panelists from across the country, and...
Alfredo Lopez will discuss his work with the grassroots La Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña/The Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Alumni Recitation Hall Auditorium, Room 302. OFRANEH, which has existed since the 1970s, is...
Lecture: 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, Rosenfield Center 101 Louise Fresco, an expert on sustainable food production, visits Grinnell this week to discuss “World Food Day: The Next Decade.” "From agriculture to climate change to sustainable development, Louise Fresco's expertise...

News Release

  GRINNELL, IA – Twenty years after President Ronald Reagan’s challenge to “tear down this wall,” Grinnell College’s Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights will offer a symposium, Sept. 21-23, to discuss “Beyond the Cold War: The World...
Grinnell College’s Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights will sponsor a Feb. 21-23 symposium on the global financial crisis with professionals from the Federal Reserve, Standard & Poor’s, the Washington Post, and academia. Sarah...

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The Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights prepares students for a lifetime of civic engagement and connects the Grinnell community to the broader social and political issues that define the world beyond Grinnell. The program enriches the...