The Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program presents a Scholars’ Convocation by Philip Deloria.
New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert addresses critical environmental issues in her April 2 Scholars’ Convocation.
Daniel S. Pine ’85, a leading researcher, presents the March 5 Scholars’ Convocation on “Origins of Mental Illness.”
Internationally respected professor and scientist Judith Klinman presents a Scholars’ Convocation—After Science, There’s Laundry.
Grinnell, Iowa -- Jeffrey Kripal—a prominent religious scholar who also has written about mutants, mystics, comic book superheroes and the paranormal—will deliver the Scholars’ Convocation at Grinnell College at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Titled “Authors of the Impossible: How to Think About the Paranormal,” the talk will take place in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center. The event is open to the public at no charge.
Religious studies expert Jeffrey Kripal talks about superheroes, religion, and the paranormal.
Proposals for the 2014-15 academic year are DUE November 15, 2013. Preliminary proposals for future years are still being accepted. By allowing for a multi-year horizon, we may be able to invite speakers whose schedules of engagement are very full. Divisions, departments, faculty or staff groups, individual faculty or staff members, or student groups may submit proposals. In making its decisions, the Committee will consider several factors:
For more than 30 years, Grinnell's Scholars' Convocations have created academic experiences shared by the entire College community.
Grinnell, IA - Modern China historian Karl Gerth will question “Can China Save the World?” at a Scholars’ Convocation on Thurs., Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus.
Drawing on research in his latest book, “As China Goes, So Goes the World: How Chinese Consumers are Transforming Everything,” Gerth explains how—from brand choice to environmental quality—citizens around the world are affected by the everyday choices made by the Chinese population.
Gerth, a 1988 Grinnell graduate, has conducted research in China and Japan for more than 25 years, with special interests in consumerism, nationalism, environmentalism, and everyday life under communism. His previous book, “China Made: Consumer Culture and the Creation of the Nation,” focused on the role of nationalism in forming a consumer culture in pre-World War II China. He currently teaches at the University of Oxford, where he is a fellow and tutor at Merton College.
Gerth’s Grinnell lecture is part of the college’s ongoing Scholars’ Convocation series. Grinnell welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Information on parking and accessibility is available on the college website. Accommodation requests may be made to Conference Operations at 641-269-3235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.