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March 24, 2017 4:33PM
Faculty Grant Sneddon

Supported by Rockefeller Center Faculty Research Funding, Professor Christopher Sneddon has conducted detailed research within Geography and Environmental Studies.

Working alongside Coleen Fox, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography, and...

March 22, 2017 5:45PM
17W Public Program

Pamela S. Karlan is the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and co-director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Stanford Law School. Her primary scholarly interests involve constitutional litigation, particularly with respect to voting rights and antidiscrimination law. She has published dozens of scholarly articles. She is also the co-author of three leading casebooks and a monograph on constitutional interpretation: Keeping Faith with the Constitution.

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March 21, 2017 4:34PM
David Rockefeller

David Rockefeller, banker, philanthropist, presidential adviser, and heir to one of history’s most fabled fortunes, died on March 20, 2017 at his home in Pocantico Hills, New York. He was 101.

Rockefeller was the youngest and last-surviving grandson of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller and brother of Nelson A. Rockefeller. David Rockefeller, along with his four brothers, established The Rockefeller Brothers Fund in 1940 with the mission "to...

March 21, 2017 9:56AM

This past January, I attended the 2017 EB-5 & Investment Immigration Conference as part of my ongoing thesis research regarding investor immigration in the United States. My particular research focus centers on the intersection of the migration decision, public policy, and economic development—three central components of the EB-5 Program. At the conference, I was able to learn from different EB-5 stakeholders through conducting ethnographic work, which combined participant observation...

March 20, 2017 12:00AM
Faculty Workshops

Hosting regular meetings at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, the International History Group provides faculty from Dartmouth’s History, Government, and Economics departments the opportunity to share their interdisciplinary perspectives on global events. 

“It’s an opportunity for faculty, students, and post-docs to exchange ideas with some of the globe’s most interesting and distinguished international historians,” says one of the group’s conveners, William C. Wohlforth, Daniel...

March 18, 2017 7:58PM

On February 23rd, the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows program welcomed Harry Sheehy, the Director of Athletics and Recreation at Dartmouth, in a session titled “Contemporary Leadership Competencies.” The son of two Williams graduates, Mr. Sheehy himself graduated from William College in 1975, after which he played eight years of basketball with Athletes-in-Action. He later became the head coach of the Williams Men’s Basketball team, followed by an appointment to the Williams...

March 17, 2017 10:04PM

I’d like to thank Rockefeller Mini Grants for providing me with the opportunity to attend the 2017 Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference at Harvard Business School. It was an amazing experience and I am so grateful to have had the privilege of attending this event.

The Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference at Harvard Business School is an annual conference that brings together students, professors, and venture capital/private equity professionals from around the world...

March 16, 2017 1:59PM

This article was written by Ed Fox, General Manager of the Co-Op Food Stores and originally appeared in The Cooperator on February 28, 2017. Click here to read it on The Cooperator.

Since starting at the co-op last fall, I’ve been consistently impressed with the quality of leadership throughout our organization. Some people lead with strong, bold voices....

March 15, 2017 3:00PM

Thanks to the support from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College, I was able to attend the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics from February 3-5 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At the conference, I presented the results of my research project in applied mathematics, connected with experts in the field, and made friends with fellow female mathematicians. The experienced was both rewarding and eye opening...

March 15, 2017 2:38PM

PRS Students Testify on Autonomous Vehicles (AV) Legislation across the United States, as the New Hampshire House Transportation Committee Considers Adopting State AV Laws

On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Neil Kamath '17, Sam Libby '17, and Paulomi Rao '19, students from The Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College, traveled to Concord to present their research findings to the New Hampshire House Transportation Committee, Chaired by Rep...



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