For over 30 years, the Scholars' Convocation series has created a common educational experience shared by the entire Grinnell College community. Established in the late 1970s in response to the College's move to an open curriculum, the accessible interdisciplinary nature of convocation offers an intellectual encounter that transcends disciplinary boundaries.
Scholars' Convocations are scheduled through a faculty committee. If you are planning or are interested in planning a Scholars' Convocation, please see Scholars' Convocation Proposals.
More information about this year's convocation series will be available at 2012-2013 Schedule.
- September 5: Grinnell Social Justice Prize Announcement
- September 12: Suzanne M. Wilson, as part of the Rosenfield Symposium on Education
- October 3: Raynard Kington, President of Grinnell College
- October 10: Mark Umbreit, Co-founder of the Prisoner and Community Together (PACT) Institute
- November 14: Grinnell Social Justice Prize Symposium
- November 28: Charles Hirschkind, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Berkeley
- February 13: Rosenfield Symposium on Sustainability
- April 10: Katha Pollitt, author and poet
- April 17: Louise Shelley, Rosenfield Symposium on Human Trafficking, Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University
- April 24: Ka Yee Lee, Phi Beta Kappa
- May 1: Ingrid Daubechies, Professor of Applied Mathematics, Duke University
- May 8: Penny Bender Sebring '64