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The Jesse Macy House at 1205 Park Street opened in spring 2008— a newly renovated home for many of the College's distinguished programs. The house brings together programs that regularly enrich the lives of Grinnellians by bringing special speakers and performers to campus,...

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Davis Projects for Peace is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2014. The projects judged to be the most promising...
Conference 2014 Program Conference 2014 Schedule All events open to the public Friday, February 28 4:15-5:45pm (two panels) Structural Violence, Social Suffering, and Subjectivity  (JRC225)(Faculty respondent: Maria Tapias, Anthropology)Leah Lucas '14 (Grinnell) - "Brothers of...

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Join teacher, mentor, and healer Tarell A. Rodgers ’93 as he returns to campus to present “Don’t Run, Embrace It All.” In the small group session, Rodgers will talk about how to survive and thrive at Grinnell, describing motivational and self-healing techniques and answering...
The Grinnell College Peace and Conflict Studies Program is seeking undergraduate student paper submissions addressing issues of peace and conflict from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities for the Grinnell Peace Studies Student Conference February 28 - March 1, 2014....
What happens when people disagree about how land should be used? Working with the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Anthony Wenndt ’15 has organized a discussion series on Land Use and Conflict, Nov. 21–22. Wenndt, a Russian and biology double major with a concentration in...
  This April marks the beginning of the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which lasted three months.  Former United Nations war crimes prosecutor Don Webster will give a free public talk on “Litigating History/Prosecuting the Rwandan Genocide” at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday,...
In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Patricia Williams of Columbia Law School and Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic will come to Grinnell College for events on Jan. 19-20. All events are free and open to the public, and will take place in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room...
Interested in working side-by-side with faculty, staff and students to plan events and help shape the growing Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) program on campus? The PACS Program Committee is now taking applications for new student members to begin fall 2015. The Committee...
Socio‑cultural anthropologist Erica Lehrer ’92 will present a free public Scholars’ Convocation, “Public Scholarship, Personal Scholarship: the Work of Memory in Poland Today,” at noon, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Lunch will be provided....
Panel Discussion: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 Rosenfield Center Room 209 Three international students will reflect on their personal experiences with conflict. They will explain the conflicts in their countries and discuss how conflict has affected them and their decisions. They...
Spencer West, an inspirational speaker, author, and humanitarian from Toronto, Canada, will give a free, public talk at noon Monday, May 4, in Sebring-Lewis Hall in Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. Born with a rare genetic disorder, West had his legs amputated when he was 5 years...
Panel Discussion: 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 15, Rosenfield Center Room 101Concert: 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, Sebring-Lewis Hall Northern Irish singer/songwriter Steafán Hanvey’s music examines family, art, and Ireland. In his multimedia concert "Look Behind You," he tells the story...
When Isabella “Izzy” Sanchez Leo ’14 noticed an increase in racist and xenophobic outbursts in European soccer games, she developed the topic into a paper she will present Friday during Grinnell College’s Peace Studies Conference. “Soccer is the most popular sport in the world,...
This summer, Inara Sunan Tareque '16 completed her Davis Project for Peace, focused on raising literacy rates at Chardowani Middle School in Bangladesh.  Her holistic approach to this project included: Workshops (for both parents and students) to promote education, Workshops...
George A. Lopez, a vice president at the United States Institute of Peace, will deliver a free public lecture titled “With All the World’s Violence, Where is Peace?” at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10 in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Lopez is an international expert on the...
Writers@Grinnell brings poet and memoirist Brian Turner to campus for two free public events on Thursday, March 12 in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center. Roundtable: 4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Rosenfield Center, Room 209. Reading: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Rosenfield Center...

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Violence, injustice, and intractable conflict are among the most pressing problems we face today. How can we address these problems creatively? The Peace and Conflict Studies Program seeks to give students, faculty, and staff the tools to understand issues underlying conflict...