Discussion groups are a great way for students to explore various topics presented by trained Rockefeller Center discussion group leaders. No need to RSVP, apply to participate, or make a long-term commitment. Get to know other Dartmouth students interested in public policy, leadership, politics, public speaking, and management. Dinner is provided.
Rockefeller Center Discussion Groups offer students engaging conversation; access to distinguished scholars, policymakers and political figures; and a lively way to stay engaged in world events. These student-led discussion groups meet weekly at the Rockefeller Center during each term. For more information, see the Current Discussion Leaders page, or view the Rocky calendar for exact meeting dates and topics.
Are you interested in becoming a Rocky Student Discussion Leader? Leaders are selected during the spring term for placement in the following academic year. The discussion leader applications are available in March, with interviews and selection taking place in the spring term. To be considered for a discussion leader position, you must complete the Management & Leadership Development Program.
First Year Forum will co-host two to three events related to first-year students each term. Following each event students will have an opportunity to reflect and engage in discussions with other first-year students. In the recent past, students have discussed current events, political philosophy and met with faculty or visiting scholars. For specific dates, discussion topics, and speakers see the Center's calendar.
Tuesdays, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Morrison Commons, Rockefeller Center
This year, the PoliTALK student dinners and discussions will take place in conjunction with the public program lectures. PoliTALK will kickoff the fall term of student discussions about politics and public policy on Thursday, September 20th. For specific dates and topics please see the Center's calendar.
The Rockefeller Business Entrepreneurship and Leadership (RBEL) group is an organization dedicated to promoting, fostering and encouraging relationships between Dartmouth alumni and undergraduates who share an interest in business. Founded by two '12s -- originally under the acronym DABL (Dartmouth Athletes Business and Leadership group) -- who recognized that an organization did not yet exist on campus that allowed students to meet and engage with alums in order to learn from the alums' undergraduate and professional experiences in business. DABL filled that gap, and now RBEL has evolved from that foundation and engages a diverse group of alumni who are leaders and entrepreneurs in varied fields. All students are welcome and sessions are weekly. For specific dates, discussion topics, and speakers, see the Center's calendar.
Wednesdays, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM, RM. 209, Rockefeller Center
Vox Masters allows students to practice impromptu public speaking in a comfortable and casual environment. Speak extemporaneously on topics and get feedback from your peers. Vox Masters provides you with general tips on public speaking, such as how to use PowerPoint and how to address numerous people during group interviews. Sessions are held weekly. For specific dates, discussion topics, and speakers see the Center's calendar.
Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Morrison Commons, Rockefeller Center
Vincent L. Mack, program officer, Co-Curricular Programs
Last Updated: 9/18/12