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May 25, 2017 8:37AM
17S Public Program_Akter

Today, when one thinks of employment in the United States, images of airy offices inside glassy skyscrapers tend to come to mind. Of course, there will be complaints: perhaps the bathrooms are too small or the lunch breaks too short. This, however, is a privilege often taken for granted. Indeed, there was a time in living memory in which employment meant laboring for excessive hours for minimal wages in cramped, poorly ventilated workspaces under dangerous — even fatal — conditions. Perhaps...

May 23, 2017 5:32PM

Hassan Hassen ’18, a sociology major from Marietta, Ga., has been named a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow—one of 10 undergraduates from across the country selected by the U.S. State Department-funded program for students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in U.S. Foreign Service careers.

The fellowship, administered by The Washington Center, provides two years of financial support and mentoring as Hassen completes his Dartmouth degree. It also offers internships at...

May 21, 2017 9:10PM
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On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, the Rockefeller Center hosted a public talk by Dr. Kirkland, titled “Vaccine Courts: The Law and Politics of Injury.” Prior to this talk, Nikita Bakhru ’17 sat down with Anna Kirkland for an interview.

Anna Kirkland, J.D., Ph.D., is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Political Science, and Associate Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) at the University of Michigan. She is the...

May 18, 2017 4:46PM

PRS Students Testify Before the Board of Directors of Vital Communities

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop students, Wafaa Ahmed ’17 and Joby Bernstein ’17, traveled to White River Junction, VT to testify before the Board of Directors of Vital Communities, an Upper Valley nonprofit organization that focuses on economic development, energy and the environment, and social capital building.  The students conducted two distinct analyses in their report,...

May 18, 2017 1:30PM

Daniel Shlien '18 interned at the Office of Economic Policy in the U.S. Treasury Department​ for the 2017 winter term with the support of Mr. E. John Rosenwald Jr. '52 Public Affairs Fund. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

This winter I had the opportunity to intern within the Office of Economic Policy in the U.S. Treasury Department, which is an office consisting of about twenty-five PhD economists and a handful of other staff who perform...

May 18, 2017 7:29AM
17S Public Program_Fanning

Many Dartmouth alumni reach high positions of leadership after graduation, leaving students wondering how they can fashion their paths to lead to such success. One of the most notable instances of alumni leadership in recent times has been slightly atypical, in that it comes in the form of civilian leadership of the armed forces. On Thursday, May 18 Dean Lacy, Professor of Government and Director of the Program in Politics and Law at Dartmouth, had a conversation with Eric Fanning '90 in...

May 16, 2017 2:55PM
17S MLDP_Jimmy Fair

The Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) is a one-term program that prepares students to succeed in all of their management and leadership endeavors.

Jimmy Fair ’18, an economics major and public policy minor, embraced the co-curricular programs offered at the Rockefeller Center shortly after matriculating and never looked back. During his first year, Jimmy was selected to be part of the Class of 2018...

May 15, 2017 5:19PM
17X, Pettersson

When Brexit passed in the United Kingdom last summer, the world was shocked and is still reeling from the implications of Brexit for the stability of the European Union and international system. Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election in the United States was yet another shock to audiences around the globe, and the absence of France’s usual political parties in the presidential run-off this month had people wondering whether Marine Le Pen of the National Front would result...

May 13, 2017 9:52PM

During last week’s Rockefeller Global Leadership Program (RGLP) we had the opportunity to practice Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art.

Our Capoeira instructor, Fabio “Fua” Nascimiento began our session by teaching us a Brazilian song. We learned each lyric and emphasized each tone. Next, Fua taught us how to play several Brazilian instruments, and we combined our singing with music. As Fua noticed our hesitation to sing loudly, he taught us a valuable lesson. Fua explained that his...

May 12, 2017 4:36PM
Rocky & Me_Sieredzinski

In the Rocky & Me series, Seniors reflect on their experiences during their time at Dartmouth.

In high school I was always involved in many clubs with leadership experiences, including sport, track and field. However, during my first year at Dartmouth I focused solely on track. When my training was not going as well as I had hoped, I turned to Rocky as a way to fulfill my desire...



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