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


From Wall Street to Rome - A Conversation with Ambassador Lewis Eisenberg

On Monday, September 27th, 2021, Lewis Eisenberg ‘64, an American financier and investor who served as U.S. Ambassador to Italy and San Marino from 2017 until 2021, convened with Dartmouth students and community members for the Rockefeller Center’s second in-person event of the fall term.

Monday’s lecture covered Ambassador Eisenberg’s decades-long career in business, politics, finance, and diplomacy. At the end of the lecture, Eisenberg fielded questions on subjects such as American and Italian politics, campaign finance, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Understanding the Beauty of Disagreement Within the U.S. Constitution

Dartmouth Students, Staff, and Alumni Demystify the Process of Finding an Internship

July 14, 2021, the Rockefeller Center hosted “How to Land an Internship,” an event in which students, staff, and alumni alike shared their experiences applying, searching, and recruiting for internships in the public and private sectors. Moderated by Assistant Director for Co-Curricular Programs Bob Coates, panelists Sasha Kokoshinskiy ’22, E. Chandlee Bryan, and Matt McDonald ’00 shared their takeaways from their experiences in the internship hiring process and provided advice to students seeking to gain internship experience for the first time.

Deputy Director Sadhana Hall's Book "Leadership Blueprints" Released

Deputy Director of the Rockefeller Center, Sadhana Hall, has just released her second book "Leadership Blueprints," available on Amazon today. In preparation for the book's launch, Sadhana sat down to answer a few questions about her latest book. The book can be found online here.


What does Leadership Blueprints mean to you?

Leadership Blueprints means everything to me. It is a compilation of so many ideas thoughts, reflections, and wonderful experiences. I was able to add a few alumni reflections on their time at Rocky and it was a joyful moment each time I heard from a student or alumni about how our leadership programs have had a lasting impact on them.


What is something that you always had by your side while writing the book?

Check Out Our Seniors' Honors Theses!

Huge congratulations to all of our seniors who completed Honors Theses! You will be able to find the titles of their theses below.


Nicolas Berlinski

Nicolas Berlinski completed a thesis with the Government department titled "The Message or the Messenger? A Comparative Study of the Mechanisms of News Media Effects."


Olivia Brody-Bizar

Olivia Brody-Bizar completed a thesis with the Quantitative Social Science department titled "Sorority Rush: An Examination of Body Image and Social Wellbeing Among Dartmouth Students."


The Rockefeller Center Remembers Gama Perruci

Late afternoon of July 9, we received a call we were dreading; we learned that Rocky had lost a beloved colleague and dear friend, Gama Perruci, to a long illness. Gama was the Dean of the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business and McCoy Professor of Leadership Studies at Marietta College in Ohio.

Blog Post: "Intersectional Feminist Perspectives on the U.S. Military Draft: The Politics of Inclusion, Compulsion, and Progress"

Written by Sebastian Munoz-McDonald '23

Selective Service registration has long been a hot-button issue in the United States. From the draft resistance and antiwar movements of the 1970s to the modern question of whether U.S. military draft registration should be abolished, made to include women in addition to men, or kept as a male-only requirement, it is clear that the issue of military draft registration persists in public policy and political discourse. The nation is now grappling with legislative division and considers legal cases such as National Coalition for Men v. Selective Service that could redefine the relationship between U.S. citizens and military service. The policy debate surrounding expanding draft registration to women is complex and longstanding, involving issues from civil liberties and human rights to civilmilitary relations and feminist thought.

Blog Post: Rotaract Humanitarian Day

Written by Lucy Biberman '23

When planning a conference, it is always a good idea to start with an organized list. I found it helpful to see who needs to accomplish each task and the challenges that had arisen while working towards our particular goals laid out neatly in front of me to see all at once. I believe it is fitting to conclude the work for our conference in the same manner as it began: as a list.

MLDP Spring 2021 Excellence

Each term, the Management Leadership Development Program provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their leadership experience and build the skills to be more effective leaders. At each session, participants are asked to nominate their peers for excellence. When nominating, students are asked to explain why their nominees made their experience in MLDP more beneficial and how their nominees provided an excellent example of leadership during the program. At the end of the term, students must have perfect attendance and be nominated multiple times, by multiple peers to complete the program with excellence. Below are the collaborated comments about those who completed the Management and Leadership Development Program with excellence in Spring 2021. We thank them for their effort and commitment to the program. Congratulations!

Joanne Wang '23 RGLP Reflection

As humans, we are programmed to want to be in control and often dread the things that are outside of our control – that of uncertainty. However, things in this world are never solely black or white; more often than not, we find ourselves in a gray area somewhere in between dealing with these uncertainties. For how often we encounter them, we should not be fearing ambiguity, but we should instead be learning to embrace the uncertainty of the world around us and learn to navigate it to the best of our abilities.    


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