The Center for International Studies brings prominent international scholars and artists to campus to teach a short course or a semester-length course within an existing academic department and to offer a public presentation. Each fellow receives a College apartment, an office, a Grinnell email account, a generous stipend, and a welcoming banquet. The Center’s advisory board typically reviews applications a year in advance of the proposed visit.
Center for International Studies
The Center fosters learning and inquiry by connecting faculty and students to the world through a global curriculum, bringing international scholars and artists, and course and research travel.
Grinnell faculty from a variety of disciplines are spending the academic year 2010-11 studying the complex issues of gender and identity in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. Under the guidance of Professors Susan Ireland (French), Kathy Kamp (Anthropology), and Mervat Youssef (Arabic), these faculty members are reading and discussing a detailed bibliography of scholarly works to prepare for a two-week trip to Egypt, where they will meet with scholars and NGO leaders.
What began as a course commemorating the bicentennial of the French Revolution evolved into a 20-year friendship.