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

Board of Visitors' Fall Meeting

16F BoV Student Reception

The Rockefeller Center hosts a reception for students and Board of Visitors twice a year in Hinman Forum.

16F BoV PRS Kosovo Presentation

Visitors had the opportunity to hear in more detail about two projects the Center is co-sponsoring in collaboration with the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.

Article Type 

The Rockefeller Center Board of Visitors (BoV) convened this month for their biannual meeting. The BoV is comprised of Dartmouth College alumni who serve as advisors to the Director of the Center. Drawing from a wide range of backgrounds, the members represent academia, business, non-profit organizations, and the law.

In addition to their regular agenda items, and time spent meeting with faculty and staff, Visitors had the opportunity to hear in more detail about two projects the Center has been piloting in collaboration with the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.

The Dickey Center’s Tom Candon, Associate Management Director and Amy Newcomb, YALI Academic Director, joined Vincent Mack, Rockefeller Center Program Officer, and Rama Gassama, a 2014 YALI Fellow from Gambia in a panel discussion about the Mandela Washington Fellowship of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), which has taken place at Dartmouth for the past three summers. The six-week course at Dartmouth for 25 fellows covers work in design thinking and design-driven entrepreneurship. The Rockefeller Center conducts the leadership component of the curriculum, which is based on the Social Change Model, a theory which is embedded in collaboration and concerned with fostering positive social change.

Additionally, Visitors heard from three Policy Research Shop students—Morgan Sandhu ’17, Apoorva Dixit ’17, and Meghana Mishra ’17, along with Kristen Delwiche, a second year medical student at Geisel School of Medicine, about their five-month joint research project. Their experience began with a pilot course, co-taught with faculty from the Rockefeller Center, the Dickey Center, and DCAL and culminated in Pristina, Kosovo, where the students analyzed the first national survey conducted in Kosovo on women’s health issues and presented their findings in a 60-page report to the Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN).  

Other highlights from the Board of Visitors meeting were the reception held in Hinman Forum for students involved with the Center and remarks from President Hanlon ’77 during dinner on Friday night. Visitors will convene again in April 2017.

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