Hollybush Institute

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

Hollybush Institute

Hollybush Institute


Welcome to the Hollybush Institute at Rowan University!

We are a community striving to promote a study of global affairs grounded in historical perspectives. From sponsoring lectures featuring renowned scholars, screening historically relevant films, and promoting research in the Hollybush Summit Archives, the Institute aims to be the foremost center for the advancement of global scholarship in South Jersey. We invite you to join us as a scholar, community member, or student at any of our events. Just as Lyndon Johnson and Alexei Kosygyn realized back in 1967, sometimes you need to come to Glassboro to see the world...

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Hollybush Institute at Rowan University is to preserve and build on the legacy of the 1967 Glassboro Summit by promoting scholarly research, educational activities, and community outreach related to the history and practice of international dialogue to promote global security, peace, and the rule of law. Imbued with the “Spirit of Glassboro,” as President Lyndon Johnson called it, the Institute stands as a monument to cooperative, intercultural discussion. Grounded in the humanities values of historical inquiry, critical reasoning, empathy, and cross-cultural understanding, the Hollybush Institute builds bridges between the humanities and the arts and sciences to inspire innovative global thinking.