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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...
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,...
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...
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...
  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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Film studies is a long-established interdisciplinary study theme at Grinnell. This is because film and media studies are supported throughout the curriculum, explains Terri Geller, assistant professor of film theory and history in the English Department. For example, the Center...
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...
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...
"The Hunting Ground," a new documentary film about the national problem of sexual assaults on college campuses, will be shown at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in Alumni Recitation Hall (ARH), room 302. The showing of the 90-minute documentary, which highlights the first-person...
  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...
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...

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GRINNELL, IA – The agricultural commodity that has long dominated Iowa and makes the state the leading U.S. producer will be the focus of an interdisciplinary symposium at Grinnell College, Nov. 16-18. “Corn Belts: Iowa and International Agriculture” will offer a program of...
2010 World Food Prize laureate Jo Luck, president of Heifer International, will deliver a public lecture at Grinnell College on Wed., Oct. 12 about her experiences in leading the world hunger assistance organization. Her lecture, “Listening, Learning, Leading on the Global Stage...

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