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Faculty Workshops

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Rockefeller Center-sponsored workshops encourage faculty members with a common interest in a particular policy issue to engage in research-based policy discussions on a regular basis. These sessions bring a variety of disciplinary perspectives to bear on a particular problem and foster a broader understanding of the theoretical and methodological issues involved in understanding the problem. The workshops are usually held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Class of 1930 Room unless otherwise noted. Upcoming Faculty Workshops are posted below under each type of workshop and on the Rockefeller Center Calendar. Please see the Rockefeller Center News Blog for summaries of recent Faculty Workshops.

International History Group (New!)

International history is a growing area of scholarly inquiry that includes (but goes well beyond) the old field of diplomatic history.  It is a field that examines the political, economic, intellectual, and cultural relationships and interactions between countries in the past, but provides an interdisciplinary historical perspective on issues of current concern, such as globalization, human rights, and regional conflict.  The Rockefeller Center has established the Dartmouth International History Group to bring together the several faculty members in the History, Government, and Economics departments who have a working interest in international history.  The purpose of the group is to bring in scholars from other universities to speak on campus about issues of mutual interest. 

Conveners for this group are:

Leslie Butler, Associate Professor of History 

Douglas Irwin, John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences

Edward Miller, Associate Professor of History 

William Wohlforth, Daniel Webster Professor of Government

Upcoming Workshops:



The Social Psychology Research Interest Group

The Social Psychology Research Interest Group (SPRIG) is supported by the Rockefeller Center and includes faculty from the Psychological and Brain Sciences, Sociology, Economics, the Tuck School of Business, the Dartmouth Medical School, Philosophy, Computer Science, and Government. these workshops are focused on empirical research devoted to understanding social behavior broadly defined.

Convened by: Jay Hull, Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Summer 2012 Schedule:

Past SPRIG Workshops

Recent SPRIG Workshop summaries

International Relations/Foreign Policy Working Group

A joint enterprise with the John Sloan Dickey Center, the International Relations/Foreign Policy Working Group provides a venue for members to receive feedback on their manuscripts and to debate new work in the field of security studies. 

Convened by: Christianne Hardy Wohlforth, Acting Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Government (All sessions are held 3:00–4:30 P.M. at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Class of 1957 library, in 353 Haldeman Center.)

Past International Relations Workshops

Health Policy Faculty Workshop

A collaboration of faculty members from the Social Sciences, the Medical School, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, as well as administrators from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, this workshop examines the impact of public policy on health care delivery, particularly the role of financial incentives in shaping medical practice.

Convened by: Ellen Meara, Associate Professor, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and David Goodman, MD, MS, Professor of Pediatrics and of Health Policy, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and Director, Center for Health Policy Research.

The Health Policy Faculty Workshops, are jointly sponsored by The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center (Rocky) and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI). The workshops are held alternately between the two locations from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm unless otherwise stated. Lunch is usually served.

Past Health Policy Workshops

Recent Health Policy Workshop summaries

Environment and Development Faculty Workshop

The Environment and Development Workshop provides an interdisciplinary forum devoted to issues related to the interaction between human development and the environment. Since the environment is strongly influenced by the course of development worldwide, understanding changes to the global environment therefore requires an investigation of the social, political, economic, and cultural factors driving development. This workshop draws from various disciplinary backgrounds to advance knowledge in this important research area.

The Workshop invites prominent non-Dartmouth researchers and practitioners from a wide variety of fields (including anthropology, economics, geography, government, history, law and sociology) to present their work to Dartmouth faculty in an open, seminar-style forum designed to provoke thoughtful discussion. Recent Workshop themes include: resource management and conservation; environmental history; environment and trade; and environmental policy. 

Convened by: Christopher Sneddon, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Program and Geography, and Sharlene L. Mollett, Assistant Professor of Geography.

Past Environment and Development Workshops

Gender & (Im)Migration Faculty Workshop [presently inactive]

The Gender & (Im)Migration Workshop serves as a reading and critique group for faculty research on issues of gender and immigration/migration. We also host visiting scholars and writers whose work dovetails with research and pedagogy related to migration studies. Whenever possible visitors are integrated into the curricula of our courses. 

Past Gender & (Im)Migration Workshops

For Additional Information

  • Curricular & Research Program Office, 603-646-2229
  • Jane DaSilva, Program Coordinator

Last Updated: 7/14/14