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April 01, 2020 12:43PM

The 2020 GlobeMed Annual Benefit Dinner not only raised over $300 to support health initiatives by the Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand (KWAT), but also educated students on the mission of KWAT and global childhood hunger and mortality. KWAT is dedicated to the empowerment and advancement of the Kachin minority in order to improve the lives of women and children in Kachin society.

This year, Professor John Butterly gave an engaging presentation on childhood hunger and mortality...

March 31, 2020 2:01PM

With the continual and dangerous spread of COVID-19, staying home and social distancing are the safest options. Spend your newfound free time (virtually) recapping what’s been going on at Rocky. Great speakers and discussions came to Hanover just to engage with students, faculty, and the public. 

For those who are looking to scratch that public policy itch or are looking for something interesting to do with you time, there are a lot of great programs to watch! While the Rockefeller...

March 27, 2020 12:23PM
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Welcome to Rocky Watch: A Series of Public Policy Discussions! Each week we will be broadcasting a live event with a public policy expert. Join us on Zoom to hear the latest and contribute to the conversation with our Q&A at the end of each session. Starting on April 8th at 5pm eastern time.


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March 26, 2020 3:19PM

Visiting speaker Yaron Brook, Chairman of the board of the Ayn Rand Institute, visited Dartmouth on February 27th to lecture as part of his speaking series, The Moral Case For Capitalism. As the title suggests, not only did Dr. Brook address the precipitous decline in global poverty and unprecedented material wealth that has resulted from industrialization and free trade - he takes those as givens - but he offered an ethical case for profit-seeking selfishness. Dr. Brook posited that some of...

March 20, 2020 1:45PM

             There is a largely under-appreciated difference between intention and perception. In our day-to-day lives, each of us may intend for our words and actions to convey a certain meaning, and believe that meaning has been clearly expressed. Yet there is no guarantee that others are actually perceiving our meaning as intended.

             People often don’t bother going out of their way to assure their actions are interpreted as planned, for we often make the...

March 19, 2020 10:11AM

The most interesting RGLP session for me was Dr. Gama Perruci’s. As an avid lover of history, I find the ways in which history can inform our decisions in the present to be fascinating. This poses the question: how can history inform present day intercultural communication and leadership? Dr. Perruci walked us through the history of national identity and how that has evolved recently in our increasingly globalized world. Reconciling historical national identity with globalization is a...

March 05, 2020 10:27AM

On Thursday, February 17th, Professor Curt Welling ’71 came to talk to us about the leadership challenges presented by controversial social issues. Professor Welling graduated from Dartmouth College as part of the class of 1971, and later graduated Tuck Business school in 1977. After graduating from Tuck, Professor Welling spent 25 years working in the investment banking and securities industries, and then spent the next 11 working for AmeriCares as their president and chief...

March 03, 2020 6:41PM

On the evening of February 11, 2020, students, faculty, and community members convened in the TV Lounge at the Collis Center for Student Involvement to watch and discuss coverage of the New Hampshire presidential primary. “Rocky’s Most-Watched Watch Party for Dartmouth Students,” co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Center and the Collis Governing Board, included opening remarks, a raffle for students who voted that day, and participation from ABC News Live, which covered the primary from Collis...

March 03, 2020 3:32PM
PRS Students Tyler Baum '20 and Michael Nachman '21 testify

On Monday evening, March 2, 2020, The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College hosted the first field hearing of the New Hampshire Service Year Workforce Commission, chaired by New Hampshire Rep. Matthew Wilhelm.  Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop students Tyler Baum '20 and Michael Nachman '21 have been working with Commission Chair Wilhelm for several months in conducting on the roles of higher education institutions across the state in facilitating the admission of students who...

March 03, 2020 2:47PM
Students speak with Rep. Kat McGhee after the hearing

On Monday, March 2, 2020, Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop students Andrew Culver '22, Paul Hager 22', and Tyler Work '20 traveled to Concord to testify before the New Hampshire House Committee on Science, Technology, and Energy, chaired by Rep. Robert Backus.  The students have spent the past several months researching the implementation of California regulatory standards for zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and hybrid vehicles in several states to provide evidence to the committee on the...



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