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February 17, 2011 11:00AM

Christianne Wohlforth and Sadhana Hall joined MLDP last week to present a session on “Developing a Global Mindset.” As Associate Director for the Dickey Center for International Understanding, Chris Wohlforth drew on her experiences helping Dartmouth students build cross-cultural sensitivity, noting how Dartmouth students tend to be unaware of their own lack of cultural sensitivity before they travel abroad. In order to combat this inadequacy Ms. Wohlforth introduced the cross-cultural...

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February 16, 2011 11:00AM

Professor Ron Shaiko, Associate Director of Curricular Programs at the Rockefeller Center, led a discussion with Fellows entitled Leadership in Civil Society earlier this month.  Drawing upon the book Bowling Alone by Robert Putnam, Professor Shaiko opened by introducing Fellows to the concept of social capital. 

He explained the distinction between bonding social capital and bridging social capital, and provided statistics on the level of group participation in...

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February 09, 2011 4:59AM

Assistant Professor of Government Sonu Bedi led Fellows through a workshop entitled "Multicultural Dilemmas: Adjudicating Hard Cases" that combined leadership theory with law and the language of rights.  Fellows began by discussing in small groups how the language of rights shaped arguments in the following situations: Employment Division v. Smith (1990), Wisconsin v. Yoder (1972), and the 2010 French ban on burqas.  By specifically analyzing the language the leaders involved used to justify...

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February 09, 2011 4:48AM

On February 1st, Karen Liot Hill ’00, City Councilor for Lebanon, New Hampshire, braved yet another blizzard to join the Management and Leadership Development Program. Councilor Hill presented sessions on two different topics.

First, she led a session on facilitation skills, instructing participants how to “put an end to boring meetings.” In this session, Ms. Hill asked participants to share their experiences with both good and bad meetings, and encouraged participants to examine why...

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February 08, 2011 11:39AM

A recent Boston Globe online article features the work of The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center's Policy Research Shop.

Students who wish to work in the Policy Research Shop (PRS) must take ...

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February 03, 2011 4:50AM

During the January 20th Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) session, six fellows conducted presentations on leaders who either exhibited qualities that they admired or who forced them to question what real leadership is. The first presenter of the night was Sarah Frostenson. Sarah chose Nelson Mandela to force the group into questioning how much a leader should have to give up for their cause. Because of recently finishing Condolezza Rice's memoir, Laura Zapata decided to...

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February 02, 2011 5:40AM

Three Dartmouth undergraduates from the Policy Research Shop of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center provided formal testimony to members of the Vermont Child Poverty Council on January 31, 2011 at the State Capitol Building in Montpelier, Vermont.  Eric Yang '14, Austin Major '14, and Jae Hyuk Chang '11 presented the findings of their research, which evaluated the accessibility of data necessary to track a series of benchmarks created by the Council.

The resulting...

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February 02, 2011 5:13AM

On January 25, 2011 the Rockefeller Center’s very own Assistant Director of Co-Curricular Programs, Danielle Thompson '97 presented two sessions on social media to the MLDP group. For the first hour session, Ms. Thompson instructed participants in the finer points of blogging. She began by discussing her own experience with her personal blog, which she began in March 2008.  This self-directed social media project...

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February 02, 2011 4:37AM
The Rockefeller  Center and the Dartmouth College Republicans recently welcomed Fred Karger for a talk titled “Where Have All the Moderates Gone?"

Fred Karger, who is seriously considering running for President on the Republican ticket in 2012, spoke about his experiences as a political consultant, as an activist, and finally an openly gay man. He described his experiences in the...

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February 02, 2011 1:25AM

A quick reminder that deadlines for:

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