Rosenfield Program

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 College curriculum by bringing distinguished scholars, public servants, and commentators to campus. Other initiatives include funding student internships and sponsoring study tours. Rosenfield Program activities contribute to Grinnell’s tradition of social responsibility and help to build a lively academic community that links Grinnell students to the world.

A Note from the Director

Barbara Trish
Barbara Trish, director

The Rosenfield Program has already had an event-filled Fall 2022–23 Semester. We’ve explored a variety of topics, from the Brazilian elections to income-based fines, and – of course – Title IX.  We’re gearing up for one final event in the Title IX symposium – a November 9 (7:30 pm) conversation with the Coach Clarissa Chun, who’s leading the new varsity women’s wrestling program at the University of Iowa.  And we’re looking ahead to Spring Semester, including programming commemorating the MLK holiday, a climate-change symposium, and a Spring-break study tour to Washington, DC.  Oh, and a big shout out to the terrific group of students on our program committee!

Check out the Events page for programming as it firms up — and the Funding page about program resources available to the College community. 

If you would like to receive emails about Rosenfield events, you can join our announcement list by sending an email. You can also check us out on Facebook or Twitter.

Barbara Trish, Director
August 2022

Rosenfield Program Brochure


The Rosenfield Program funds students whose internships fall under the program’s mission areas of public affairs, international relations, and human rights. Take a look at the students who received our support in summer 2020. And you won’t want to miss the 2022 internship presentations on Sept. 6.

Department Information


Jesse Macy House
1205 Park St
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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