The Center hosts a variety of visitors throughout the academic year to stimulate discussion on regional, national, and international affairs.
Co-sponsored by African and African-American Studies (AAAS)
Moderator and Panelist:
Gretchen H. Gerzina, Kathe Tappe Professor in Biography, Professor of English, Chair, The African and African-American Studies (AAAS) Program, Dartmouth College
Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor in Biography, Professor of English, and Chair of African American Studies at Dartmouth College. She is the author or editor of seven books, and was for fifteen years the host of the nationally syndicated public radio program "The Book Show." She has often appeared on American and British radio and television.
J. Bruce Nelson, Emeritus Professor of History, Dartmouth College
Bruce Nelson taught U.S. history at Dartmouth from 1985 to 2009. He was an active participant in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and was jailed in Selma, Alabama, in 1965, on the eve of the famous Selma to Montgomery march. He received his bachelor's degree in religion from Princeton University, his master's degree and PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley.
Jay Satterfield, Special Collections Librarian
Jay Satterfield is the head of Dartmouth College's Rauner Special Collections Library. Since arriving at Dartmouth in 2004, he has worked to integrate Special Collections into the intellectual life of the College. He received his PhD in American Studies from the University of Iowa in 1999 and is the author of "The World's Best Books": Taste, Culture and the Modern Library (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002).
Co-sponsored with the Daniel Webster Project
Richard Arum, Professor of Sociology and Education, New York University
Richard Arum is Professor of Sociology and Education in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at New York University. His areas of interest include education, legal and institutional environments of schools, social stratification, student achievement and socialization, formal organizations and self-employment. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and his M.Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Selected works include: Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, Academically Adift: Limited Learning on College Campuses (University of Chicago Press, 2011); Richard Arum and Melissa Velez, eds. Improving Learning Environments in Schools: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective (Stanford University Press, 2012); Yossi Shavit, Richard Arum and Adam Gamoran, eds. Stratification in Higher Education: A Comparative Study (Stanford University Press, 2007); and Richard Arum and Walter Mueller, eds. The Reemergence of Self-Employment: A Comparative Study of Self-Employment Dynamics and Social Inequality (Princeton University Press, 2004).
Washington, DC Policy Speaker Series
Co-hosted with the Department of Government
Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Jr., Counselor to the Department of State, former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil
Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., was appointed Counselor of the Department by Secretary Kerry on December 24, 2013. Ambassador Shannon had served briefly as Senior Advisor to the Secretary following his return in September from Brazil, where he served as United States Ambassador for nearly four years. He is a Career Ambassador in the Senior Foreign Service of the United States. Ambassador Shannon is only the seventh Foreign Service Officer to hold the position of Counselor since World War II, and the first in 32 years. Prior to his tenure in Brazil, Ambassador Shannon served as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (2005-2009), as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the National Security Council (2003-2005), and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the Department of State(2002-2003), where he was Director of Andean Affairs (2001-2002). He was U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), with the rank of Ambassador (2000-2001). Ambassador Shannon also served as Director of Inter-American Affairs at the National Security Council (1999-2000), as Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela (1996-1999), and as Regional Labor Attache at the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa (1992-1996). Ambassador Shannon graduated with high honors from the College of William and Mary in 1980, having studied government and philosophy. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He then studied at Oxford University, where he received a M. Phil in Politics in 1982, and a D.Phil in Politics in 1983. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed and any materials presented during a public program are the speaker's own and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Rockefeller Center or constitute an endorsement by the Center.
Last Updated: 1/20/15