Hollybush Institute

  • Local billboards advertise the Glassboro Summit at Hollybush Mansion, 1967.

Hollybush Institute

Hollybush Institute for Global Peace and Security

Welcome to the Hollybush Institute at Rowan University

The Hollybush Institute for Global Peace and Security grapples with global issues by grounding them in historical perspectives. We sponsor lectures featuring renowned scholars, screen historically relevant films, and promote research in the Hollybush Summit Archives. The Institute aims to be the foremost center for the advancement of global scholarship in South Jersey, and we would love for you to be a part of it. We invite you to join us as a scholar, community member, or student at any of our events.  Just as Lyndon Johnson and Alexei Kosygin realized back in 1967, sometimes you need to come to Glassboro to see the world. 

You can contact us at hollybushinstitute@rowan.edu to be kept informed about future events.

Upcoming Events:

Sheyda Jahanbani University of Kansas
The Poverty of the World: Rediscovering the Poor at Home and Abroad, 1941-1968

In The Poverty of the World, Sheyda Jahanbani brings together the histories of US foreign relations and domestic politics to explain why, in the post-World War II period of unprecedented affluence, Americans rediscovered poverty and supported major policy initiative to combat it. Revisiting a moment of triumph for American liberals, Jahanbani shows how the US's newfound role as a global superpower prompted novel ideas among liberal thinkers about how to address poverty and generated new urgency for trying to do so.

April 4, 2024 / 5pm
Hollybush Author Series
online only

Rachel S. Gross
Shopping All the Way to the Woods: How the Outdoor Industry Sold Nature to America

The irony of the American outdoor experience is that no escape to nature is complete without a trip to an outdoor recreational store or a browse through online offerings.  Visiting wild spaces supposedly untouched by capitalism first requires shopping. Rachel S. Gross argues that the outdoor industry's success in linking these was predicated not just on creating functional equipment but also on selling an authentic, anticommercial outdoor identity. 

April 18, 2024 / 5pm
Hollybush Author Series
Rowan Barnes & Noble, 2nd Floor 

Archive of Events

Check out our past Hollybush Author Series Talks on Youtube!