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March 28, 2011 2:10PM

The Rockefeller Center's Management & Leadership Development Program (MLDP) offers not only the one-term structured program that students apply for, but also several "Special Sessions" that are open to current and past participants of MLDP.  We also welcome students who are not affiliated with MLDP to register for these Special Sessions.  A simple registration is required, and is completed...

March 28, 2011 11:00AM
Matthew Oatway '12 asks a question to guest, Bethany Henderson, in PBPL 48: Policy Analysis and Local Governance class, February 17, 2011.

For the first time in Rockefeller Center history, Public Policy classes have attracted more than 400 students during the 2010-2011 academic year.  Prior to the redesign of the Public Policy Minor curriculum during the 2006-2007 academic...

March 27, 2011 11:30PM

The recent blog post “10 Best Colleges for Aspiring Presidents” rightly names Dartmouth College and its Nelson A. Rockefeller Center as a great place for undergraduates to gain political experience.  The Center was founded to honor alumnus Nelson A. Rockefeller, who certainly set a good example for politically minded Dartmouth students: after graduating from the College in 1930, he went...

March 27, 2011 10:21PM

Thus far in the 2010-2011 academic year, four groups of Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop students have testified before state policymakers in Vermont and New Hampshire.  On September 9, 2010, Travis Blalock '12 of the Policy Research Shop (PRS) gave testimony before the Vermont Child Poverty Council at the State House in Montpelier, VT. The Council, chaired by Rep. Ann Pugh and Sen. Douglas Racine, is a working group composed of legislators, nonprofit...

March 26, 2011 4:00PM

“Politics is artful communication. It is finding the right words, meeting the right people, and quickly adapting to often difficult situations. Each day might mean meeting a hundred new people, writing a press release that will be scrutinized by thousands of voters in the paper, composing a letter to an organization or top donor asking for financial support – often with only your story and a name on an index card. These are nerve-racking situations, and they are all make or break...

March 26, 2011 12:26PM

The Rockefeller Center is one of several Dartmouth Centers that grants funding support for unpaid internships to undergraduates.  Rockefeller Public Policy Internship Grants are designed to enable students to work in an unpaid non-profit or governmental agency on issues of public policy research, public policy analysis, issue evaluation, or activities that help shape and determine public policy - whether at...

March 25, 2011 10:57PM

Our two Rockefeller Center post-doctoral fellows, Professors David Glick and Serena Laws are offering a new gateway course in the Public Policy Minor during the Spring 2011 Term.  The course, PBPL 28: Law, Courts, and Public Policy, will serve as the first course to be taken by public policy students seeking to track in law and public policy. 

According to...

March 25, 2011 4:12PM

Are you a member of the Dartmouth Class of 2012?

Would you like to know more about the Rocky Leadership Fellows (RLF) Program?

“Meet the Fellows”Thursday, March 31 @ 6:00 PMThe Class of 1930 RoomRockefeller CenterRefreshments will be served
Come to meet the current Fellows from the Class of 2011and learn more about the RLF program...

March 17, 2011 10:30AM

Professor Julie Kalish ’91 of Dartmouth’s Institute for Writing and Rhetoric again joined MLDP for its final session of the term. Professor Kalish began her session by reviewing the memos that MLDP students submitted that presented an evaluation of MLDP. She discussed the various strengths and weaknesses of the memos that students submitted, and emphasized the characteristics of an effective memo.

Professor Kalish then turned it over to MLDP participants for presentations of the...

March 10, 2011 4:41AM

We're happy to report that the Policy Research Shop work with policymakers in New Hampshire and Vermont has received another mention in the media.  You can read more of this article in Governing.

The Policy Research Shop is supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's...



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