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March 29, 2017 1:43PM
17S Student Program Assistant

Lauren Bishop interned at the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence during the 2016 Fall Term with support from Mr. E. John Rosenwald Jr. '52 Public Affairs Fund. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

During the fall of 2016 I had the distinct privilege of interning in the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence under President Barack Obama. As an intern in the Hard Mail division of the Mail Analysis team, I read and responded to...

March 27, 2017 5:35PM
Perkins Bass Visitor_Lew Feldstein

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences has announced Lewis M. Feldstein, former CEO and President of New Hampshire’s largest foundation, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, as the Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Named after longtime New Hampshire U.S. Congressman Perkins Bass, member of the Dartmouth College Class of 1934, this appointment is meant to celebrate a New Hampshire citizen who has made outstanding...

March 26, 2017 4:28PM

The lessons that the 2017 UN Winter Youth Assembly offered me were truly remarkable. Never before have I been in the presence of so many passionate, motivated peers from around the world who have already begun to impact tangible change in their communities.

This year, the Youth Assembly’s theme was “Realizing the 2030 Agenda: Youth in Action,” with a specific focus on education, eradicating poverty, and responsible consumption and production. Through panel discussions, group dialogue...

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...



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