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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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January 31, 2011 5:19AM

Gregg Fairbrothers '76 opened his session on "Leadership in Decision Making" by asking Fellows to reflect on the most important decision they have made to date and on the most important decision they will make in their lives.  He stressed the importance of being decisive in leadership positions and introduced a variety of decision making models. 

Fairbrothers then discussed the inherent uncertainties of decision making in the real world and elaborated on the role of emotion.  The key...

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January 31, 2011 12:00AM
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PRS Students Testify Before the Vermont Child Poverty Council

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...

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January 26, 2011 4:41AM

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...

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