Fall 2018 Events

Sept. 11
11 a.m. Rosenfield Center 101

Student Internship Presentations

Please join us for lunch as these 2018 Rosenfield Program Internship grant recipients share their experiences and take questions from the audience.

Dajon Coleman
Viva Tanzania; Arusha, Tanzania
Jiaqi Dai
Pasadena Resource Center; Los Angeles, CA
Sophia DeLeonibus
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Chicago, IL
Daria Guzzo
Benach Collopy LLP; Washington, D.C.
Lily Hamilton
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Chicago, IL
MaKennah Little
Meridian Freedom Project; Meridian, MS
Ben Mikek
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Pittsburgh, PA
Joy Mitchell
Center for Constitutional Rights; New York, NY
Rayyon Robinson
African American Civil War Museum; Washington, D.C.
Reina Shahi
Helen Keller International; Kathmandu, Nepal
Waez Sheikh
Pakistan Mission to the United Nations; New York, NY
Carla Tenorio
Northern Virginia Family Service; Falls Church, VA

Off the Field Symposium
Sept. 13, 17 & 18

Co-sponsored by the Athletics Department

The symposium will be addressing the intersection of sports and politics, economics and society.

Sept. 13, 11 a.m. Scholar’s Convocation

Juliet Macur, Sports columnist, New York Times

“Not Just a Game: The Power and Influence of Sports in Society”

Sportswriters sometimes are told to “stick to sports,” regarding the issues they write about. But these days, that’s just not possible. Ms. Macur will discuss why the biggest sports stories are the ones that transcend sports. When athletes kneel during the national anthem, people discuss the meaning of patriotism. When victims of sexual abuse in sports speak out, or NFL cheerleaders say they were harassed on the job, the #MeToo movement grows. There’s the story of how one high school football coach helped stabilize a community battling a crisis of suicide and opioids, and, yet, another story about how brain injuries in football lead to a life riddled with drugs, homelessness and mental illness. Sports are so much more than just X’s and O’s.

Sept. 13, 4 p.m.

Marc Edelman, Professor, Baruch College

College Athlete Rights and the Need for NCAA Reform”

A discussion of current economics of college sports and legal arguments and strategies for reform.

Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “Militarism, Patriotism, Nationalism and Sport”

  • Michael Butterworth, Professor, Department of Communication Studies; Director, Center for Sports Communication and Media; The University of Texas at Austin
  • Sarah Fields, Professor of Communication and Associate Dean for Student Success; University of Colorado, Denver
  • Louis Moore, Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University
  • Moderator: Katie Walden, Learn & Assess Digital Liberal Arts Specialist

Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Nola Agha, Associate Professor, University of San Francisco

“The Economic Impact and Distributive Justice of Public Stadium Subsidies”

Public stadium subsidies are a standard practice in the construction of professional sports venues. Proponents champion potential economic and social benefits for communities while opponents focus on fiscal losses. This presentation will examine each argument, explore economic impact, and identify the myriad paths by which stadium subsidies redistribute money, power, and benefits within communities.

Sept. 18

Mike and Kim Adamle

“The Mike Adamle Project: Rise Above”

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans, and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma. Mike Adamle, retired NFL player and sports broadcaster, was diagnosed with probable CTE after decades of battling epilepsy and other symptoms. Mike and his wife, Kim, share their journey – the struggles, losses, and challenges – but ultimately, their redemptive partnership and hope as they fight CTE together as a family.

Sept. 16, Strand Theater

Film: RBG

In celebration of Constitution Day at Grinnell College, there will be a free showing of this documentary.

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans — until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career.

Sept. 20

Art Cullen

Co-sponsored with Center for Prairie Studies

October 1
8 p.m., Burling Library Lounge

Josh Dorner (’02) Senior vice-President with SKDKnickerbocker on advocacy politics and the Brett Kavanaugh nomination, coinciding with the start of the Supreme Court term

October 9
11 a.m. Mear’s Cottage Living Room

Foreign Affairs Discussion

October 11
11 a.m., Rosenfield Center 101

Cathy Cramer

Co-sponsored with the Department of Political Science

November 13
11 a.m. Mear’s Cottage Living Room

Foreign Affairs Discussion


Cultivate the Karass, civil discourse workshop

Spring 2019 Events

Humanitarian Aid mini-symposium

February 5
11 a.m. Mear’s Cottage Living Room

Foreign Affairs Discussion

March 5
11 a.m. Mear’s Cottage Living Room

Foreign affairs Discussion

April 2
11 a.m. Mear’s Cottage Living Room

Foreign Affairs Discussion

Past Rosenfield Program Events

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2000–01 Rosenfield Program Events
Fall 1989 – Spring 2000 Rosenfield Program Events
Fall 1987 – Spring 1989 Rosenfield Program Events


Ebola, the World Health Organization, and the Chances of Reform
Counterinsurgency and the Future of Afghanistan
What Time is it?: An Afternoon with Civil Rights Pioneer Grace Lee Boggs
Grinnell Minute with Wadzanai Motsi '12
The Media: Changes and Challenges
Morris Dees, 2011 Innovator for Social Justice Prize Symposium keynote
The Business of Human Trafficking
The Truth About Domestic Sex Trafficking and How it Affects You
Human Trafficking: Jose Moya, A Historical and Global Perspective
Human Trafficking Panel Discussion
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the "Beloved Campus"