The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences


Directions to The Rockefeller Center

Directions to The Rockefeller Center

Dartmouth College

6082 Rockefeller Hall

Hanover, NH 03755-3514


If using a GPS, use the street address of 2 Webster Avenue, Hanover, NH 03755 to reach our Webster Avenue entrance, which has a ramp and accessible power doors.


Driving Directions from Boston Area on I-93 (~2.5 hours)

• Take I-93 north to I-89 north at Concord, N.H.

• Get off I-89 at Exit 18 in Lebanon, N.H. onto Route 120. (A sign says that it is the exit for Dartmouth College.)

• Bear right off the exit, heading north on Rt.120 into Hanover.

•  4.1 miles from the exit, Rt. 120 forks at a traffic light.

• Bear right at the fork, following Rt. 120 one-half mile on South Park Street to the second traffic light.

Ned Helms, Tom Rath ‘67, and Andrew Smith Preview a Packed Primary Season

On January 22, 2020, in a discussion moderated by Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow Charles Wheelan, panelists Ned Helms, Tom Rath ‘67, and Andrew Smith sought to provide students and visitors at the Rockefeller Center with a preview to the 2020 New Hampshire presidential primary, set for February 11. As seasoned experts in the local and national political sphere, Helms, Rath, and Smith each used their diverse experiences in campaign work and analysis to draw connections to past elections, describe modern-day campaign challenges, and explain why New Hampshire has become such a critical state in our national election cycle. 

RLF Recap: "How to Frame Three Hard Cases: Abortion, Same-sex Marriage, and Affirmative Action"

On February 6, we were joined by professor Sonu Bedi, a professor in the Government department and Director of the Dartmouth Ethics Institute. Professor Bedi’s research focuses on issues of constitutional legal theory, identity, and justice.

Oren Cass, Karl Widerquist, Debate Universal Basic Income at Dartmouth

On Wednesday, October 30th, 2019, American political philosopher and economist Karl Widerquist of Georgetown University-Qatar and Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute Oren Cass sat down in Filene Auditorium for a Political Economy Debate on the merits of Universal Basic Income (UBI). Widerquist debated on behalf of UBI while Cass debated against it. 

Widerquist has been a passionate advocate for a UBI since he was 15, when he first encountered the concept on Milton Friedman’s television show. Much of his subsequent academic work has focused on the subject. Cass, who served as Mitt Romney’s domestic policy advisor in the 2012 presidential election, first seriously considered the concept in his research on why America’s economic progress hasn’t correlated with improved outcomes for its workers. Unimpressed by UBI as a policy prescription for elevating the American worker, he’s written numerous articles critiquing UBI in recent years. 

Eighth Annual Physicians for Human Rights Conference

The eighth annual Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) conference at Dartmouth took place on January 10th and 11th, 2020, and was organized by the Nathan Smith Society and the Geisel Physicians for Human Rights group. This year’s conference, “A 20/20 Vision for Our Children’s Future” was dedicated to the subject of our youth, and encompassed their rights, wellbeing, and standards of upbringing. Experts from legal, academic, and clinical backgrounds were invited to share their knowledge and findings on how best to ensure that children in today’s world thrive throughout their development and into adulthood.

American Cancer Society Federal Relations Summer Interns: Paid

This is a paid employment opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type:Employment - paid

Location: Washington DC

Sector:Government Relations

Start Date: Flexible

Wage or benefits: Paid

Time CommitmentSummer Internship

Desired Class Year:Open to all undergraduate students other than freshmen

Desired Major or Interest:Open to all majors

Application Deadline:Rolling

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Established in 1913, the society is organized into six geographical regions of both medical and lay volunteers operating in more than 250 Regional offices throughout the United States.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:


Cindy Shen '21 interned at the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) during the 2019 fall term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

I interned at the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), an agency within the Executive Office of the President that offers the President objective economic advice for use in domestic and international policymaking. At the CEA, I primarily conducted research on topics related to healthcare and trade policy. My larger projects included studying the effects of the Affordable Care Act on un-insurance rates among people with pre-existing conditions, examining the consequences of the European Union’s proposed digital services tax, and coding in Python to aid future CEA macroeconomic research. I also had the opportunity to contribute to the Economic Report of the President, an annual report written by the CEA that delineates U.S. economic performance and the Administration’s upcoming economic priorities. 

RLF Recap: "Don't Go It Alone: Effective Delegation and Empowerment for Leaders"

Alison Fragale graduated from Dartmouth in 1997, majoring in math and economics. After graduation, she worked as a management consultant for McKinsey before leaving to pursue her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, with a focus in social psychology, at Stanford. Currently, Alison works as the associate professor of organizational behavior and strategy at the University of North Carolina’s business school. Additionally, she does research on interpersonal hierarchies in groups and organizations.

RLF Recap: "The Art of Telling People What They Don't Want to Hear"

The real distinction in Washington lies not between Democrats and Republicans, or liberals and conservatives, but between Political Hacks and Policy Wonks.  The Hacks consist of consultants, pundits, and professionals who believe campaigns are won and lost on strategies including image, polling, advertising, and turnout. The Wonks consist of policy experts and academics who believe voters care what a candidate stands for and will do in office. In order to identify the problems on Americans’ minds and develop and pass policies that solve these problems, we need collaboration between Hacks and Wonks.     


Savannah Eller ’22 interned with the Moscow branch of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace during the fall term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report. 

This fall term, I completed an internship with the Moscow branch of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an American think-tank publishing scholarship on topics concerning international relations. While originally based in Washington, DC, the Carnegie Endowment is unique among policy publications in that it has five international centers located in key world centers. The branch at which I completed my internship focused on analyzing news and politics within the Russian sphere of influence. The Carnegie Moscow Center (CMC) produces articles, studies, and other media on both domestic issues inside the Russian Federation and on the role of Russia in the wider scheme of international relations. 


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