The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

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November 16, 2017 12:27PM
Annual Report article classroom visits

Each year, the Rockefeller Center hosts a robust agenda of public programs to offer an even closer look at public policy and policymaking through the lens of public officials, distinguished scholars, political figures, journalists, and other civically engaged leaders and activists.

These special events inform, educate, and enrich the discourse amongst faculty, staff, and students from across campus, as well as with members of the broader community.

These invited guests also...

November 14, 2017 6:43PM

If, as the Roman philosopher Seneca observed, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity,” then the Rockefeller Center is all about creating moments of luck for Dartmouth students. 

Although funding is a key ingredient that makes a leave-term internship experience possible for many students, the Rockefeller Center is equally focused on offering programs that fully prepare students to succeed in those opportunities.

For many students, a leave-term internship...

November 14, 2017 5:43PM
FYF Mentor

Since 2007, the Rockefeller Center has offered students and alumni a dynamic opportunity to engage with one another through a unique program called First-Year Fellows (FYF). FYF combines coursework, leadership programming, and mentorship.

Over the past decade, more than fifty-five alumni have hosted students at their organizations for the eight-week summer fellowship portion of the program. This connection provides these undergraduates with the opportunity to engage meaningfully in...

November 10, 2017 11:18AM

Andrew Xiang '20 comes from San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Reagan High School as a National Merit Scholar. At Reagan, Andrew was the class president, captain of the debate team, and an all-state musician. Andrew was also an AAU basketball player, youth basketball coach, and officer with the Math Honor Society.

At Dartmouth, Andrew plans to pursue a double major in Government and Economics, with a minor in public policy. He is also a member of the Dartmouth Forensics Union and...

November 09, 2017 12:00AM
Veterans Day ceremony on the Green.

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans.

November 11th is also known as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in other countries and marks the date of the armistice agreement that ended the first World War in 1918.  On May 13, 1938 Congress declared November 11th "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day'."  In 1954, Congress replaced "...

November 08, 2017 5:17PM

Caroline Berens '18 interned with the New York State Division of Human Rights for the Summer 2017 term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

This summer, I interned at the New York State Division of Human Rights in its regional office in Brooklyn. The Division’s primary role is investigating complaints of discrimination that New York citizens file regarding either employment or housing. The Brooklyn office only dealt with employment discrimination...

November 07, 2017 2:57PM

This series introduces the 2017-2018 Rockefeller Leadership Fellows. Each fellow reflects on why he or she wanted to be a part of the program and what aspects of leadership most interests them.

Communication, compassion, and decision-making skills are three essential aspects of leadership. I believe that communication is...

November 06, 2017 1:01PM

As part of the Class of 1930 Lecture series, the Rockefeller Center hosted Ambassador Jane Hartley, who shared her knowledge on the French-American bilateral relationship and her experience as U.S. Ambassador to the French Republic and the Principality of Monaco between 2014 and 2017.

Although she had previously served in the Carter administration and on the Business Roundtable, in fall 2013, Amb. Hartley was running an international consulting firm and had no political ambitions,...

November 05, 2017 5:13PM

Ben Goodman '18 interned in the Washington, D.C. office of Senator Sherrod Brown for the Summer 2017 term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

This summer, I worked in the Washington, D.C. office of Senator Sherrod Brown as a legislative intern. Senator Brown represents the state of Ohio in the U.S. Senate and provides crucial services to Ohioans while advocating for their legislative interests in Congress. My responsibilities as a legislative...

November 04, 2017 6:19PM

Professor Peter Robbie, an Associate Professor at Thayer, industrial designer, and design consultant, has been teaching design thinking at Dartmouth for almost 30 years. He encourages students to tackle complex problems in the world using an empathetic, human-centered approach. He believes that to solve these problems, we need interdisciplinary leaders who are innovative thinkers.

He led the Fellows in a session entitled, “Leading Creative Collaboration.” He began by defining “...



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