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Rocky Watch

Welcome to Rocky Watch: A Series of Public Policy Discussions! Keep an eye out for future programing on our events page or sign up for our mailing list here or by emailing Rockefeller.Center@dartmouth.edu.
 

Missed a Past Rocky Watch?

21S Discussions ​​​​​​

May 19, 2021 - "Fact-Based Journalism in an Age of Suspicion"
May 12, 2021 - "Drug Court - Where Justice Meets Treatment"
May 10, 2021 - "Working for Justice: Alumni on Pursuing Racial and Social Justice in Your Career"
May 6, 2021 - "The Tipping Point"
May 3, 2021 - "The First 100 Days: the Biden Presidency"
April 29, 2021 - "The Supreme Court and Its Impact on You"

April 21, 2021 - "Toward Democratic Futures"
April 14, 2021 - "Conservatism: What It Is, How We Lost It, and How We Find It Again"
April 9, 2021 - "Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live"
April 7, 2021 - "Building Multiracial Democracy in the American West: Lessons from Western Pasts"

21W Discussions

March 9, 2021 - "The 60th Anniversary of the Peace Corps"
March 4, 2021 - "GameStop, Robinhood, and Reddit: Market Structure, Social Media, and Financial Bubbles"
March 3, 2021 - "The Burden of Student Debt: Dimensions, Complexities, and Options"
February 24, 2021 - "The Public Option Beyond Healthcare"
February 16, 2021 - "Women, Entrepreneurship, and Atlanta in the New South"
February 4, 2021 - "Sexual Politics After #MeToo"
January 25, 2021 - “How We Study Race - A Discussion Across Disciplines”
January 21, 2021 - "Did the System Work? The Fragile State of American Political Institutions"
January 19, 2021 - "Where Do We Go From Here? King's Sill Unanswered Question"
January 13, 2021 - "Standing Alone - Why the U.S. Rejects Global Norms on Women's Rights"
 

20F Discussions

November 12, 2020 - "Post-Election Analysis"
November 11, 2020 - "Diversity and Inclusion in the Military"
November 5, 2020 - "What Now? Presidential Post-Election Analysis"
Novemer 3, 2020 - "2020 Presidential Election Night Watch Party"
October 21, 2020 - "2020 NH Elections - Potential Sea Change in NH Politics"
October 14, 2020 - "Race Against Time - The Politics of a Darkening America"
October 7, 2020 - "After George Floyd - Policing, Racism, and Criminal Justice Reform"
September 30, 2020 - "Higher Education in America - An Existential Crisis"
September 23, 2020 - "Aren't We All in This Together - How the Supreme Court is Helping to Pull Us Apart"
Septemer 16, 2020 - "Rocky in the 2020s - The Past, Present, and Future of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center"
 

20S Discussions

June 3, 2020 - "Covid-19 and the Fate of Globalization"
May 27, 2020 - "Crisis Governance - Lessons from American Policy History"
May 20, 2020 - "The Rationing - A Novel about a Pandemic in the Time of a Pandemic"
May 13, 2020 - "The Psychology of Change - Unlocking Resistance to Unleash Possibility"
May 6, 2020 - "After the Coronavirus - China and the U.S.”
April 29, 2020 - "Should We Cancel Debt? Insights from the Ancient World”
April 22, 2020 - "Who is Responsible for Responsible Citizenship?”
April 15, 2020 - "Identity, Incivility, and Policy Issues in Congressional Communication”
April 8, 2020 - "Conspiracy Without the Theory”


Past Discussions Can Be Found Below:

May 19, 2021

"Fact-Based Journalism in an Age of Suspicion
The Bernard D. Nossiter ’47 Lecture

Speaker:
Alissa Johannsen Rubin
International Correspondent
The New York Times


Host:
Alexis Jetter
Lecturer
Dartmouth College

 

May 12, 2021

"Drug Court - Where Justice Meets Treatment"

Speaker:
Tina Nadeau
Chief Justice of the Superior Court

Host:
Ron Shaiko
Associate Director
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center
Dartmouth College


Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Tina Nadeau: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

May 10, 2021

"Working for Justice: Alumni on Pursuing Racial and Social Justice in Your Career"

Panelists:
Jessica Guthrie ’10
Janos Marton ’04
Jorge Miranda ’01

Host and moderator:
Julie Rose
Associate Professor of Government
 

May 6, 2021

"The Tipping Point"

Panelists:
Saru Jayaraman
President, One Fair Wage
Director, Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley


Catharine A. MacKinnon
Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law
University of Michigan
James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law
Harvard Law School


Moderator:
Susan J. Brison
Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values
Professor of Philosophy
Dartmouth College

 

May 3, 2021

"The First 100 Days: the Biden Presidency"

Panelists:
James Baehr '05
Former Special Assistant to the President
The White House


Amanda Brown Lierman '07
Managing Director
Supermajority


Host and Moderator:
Janos Marton '04
National Director
Dream Corps JUSTICE


Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Janos Marton '04: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
 

April 29, 2021


"The Supreme Court and Its Impact on You"
If you are interested in viewing a recording of this program, please email rockefeller.center@dartmouth.edu.

Speaker:
Nina Totenberg
American Legal Affairs Correspondent
National Public Radio

Host:
Jason Barabas ’93
Director, Rockefeller Center
Professor, Department of Government
Dartmouth College

Conversation Moderator:
Charles Wheelan '88
Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow
Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences
Dartmouth College

 

April 21, 2021

Towards Democratic Futures
Video can be accessed by clicking on the image above, or clicking here

"Towards Democratic Futures"
Sponsored by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences and the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University


Panelists:
Rep. Charlene Fernandez
State Rep.
Arizona Legislature


Laura Martin
Executive Director
PLAN Action


Crystal Echo Hawk (Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma)
Founder and Exec. Director
IllumiNative


Corey Matthews
COO
Community Coalition of Los Angeles

Host and Moderator:
Daniel Grant
Harvard University

 

April 14, 2021

"Conservatism: What It Is, How We Lost It, and How We Find it Again"

Speaker:
Oren Cass
Executive Director
American Compass


Host:
Charles Wheelan '88
Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow
Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences
Dartmouth College


Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Oren Cass: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

 

April 9, 2021

"Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live"

Speaker:
Nicholas Christakis
Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science
Yale University


Host:
Jason Barabas ’93
Director, Rockefeller Center
Professor, Department of Government
Dartmouth College


Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Nicholas Christakis: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.


April 7, 2021

Lessons from Western Pasts
Video can be accessed by clicking on the image above, or clicking here.

"Building Multiracial Democracy in the American West: Lessons from Western Pasts"
Sponsored by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences and the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University


Panelists:
Natalie Masuoka
Associate Professor of Political Science and Asian American Studies
UCLA

Maurice Crandall (Yavapai-Apache)
Assistant Professor of Native American Studies
Dartmouth College


Alaina E. Roberts (Chickasaw, Choctaw)
Assistant Professor of History
University of Pittsburgh

Mary E. Mendoza
Assistant Professor of History
Penn State University


Host and Moderator:
Cori Tucker-Price
Guarini Dean's Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration in the U.S. Context
Dartmouth College

 

March 9, 2021

"The 60th Anniversary of the Peace Corps"

Speakers:
Mark K. Shriver
Sr. Vice President, U.S. Programs & Advocacy
Save the Children


Glenn Blumhorst
President & CEO
National Peace Corps Association


Host:
Elizabeth J. Wilson
Director of the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society
Dartmouth College


Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Mark K. Shriver and Glenn Blumhorts: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

March 4, 2021

"GameStop, Robinhood, and Reddit: Market Structure, Social Media, and Financial Bubbles"

Speakers:
Peter R. Fisher
Clinical Professor
Tuck School
Dartmouth College


Curt Welling D'71, T'77
Clinical Professor of Business Organization
Tuck School
Dartmouth College


Host:
Jason Barabas '93
Director, Rockefeller Center
Professor, Department of Government
Dartmouth College

Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Peter R. Fisher and Curt Welling: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.


March 3, 2021

"The Burden of Student Debt: Dimensions, Complexities, and Options"
Perkins Bass Distinguished Lecture

Speaker:
Mark W. Huddleston
President Emeritus
University of New Hampshire


Host:
Charles Wheelan '88
Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellows
Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences
Dartmouth College


Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Mark W. Huddleston: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

February 24, 2021

"The Public Option Beyond Healthcare"

Speaker:
Anne Alstott
Jacquin D. Bierman Professor
Yale Law School


Host:
Herschel Nachlis
Research Assistant Professor of Government
Policy Fellow, Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences
Dartmouth College

Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Anne Alstott: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

February 16, 2021

Women, Entrepreneurship, and Atlanta in the New South"

Speaker:
Monica Delores Hooks ’92
Executive Director Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative

Host:
Daniella Reichstetter T’07
Executive Director
Center for Entrepreneurship
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Monica Delores Hooks: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.


February 4, 2021

Screenshot of Amia Srinivasan's presentation
Video no longer available at the request of the speaker.
Roger S. Aaron '64 Lecture
“Sexual Politics After #MeToo”

Amia Srinivasan
Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, All Souls College, Oxford

 

January 25, 2021

How We Study Race - A Discussion Across Disciplines”

Panelists:
Kimberly Juanita Brown
Associate Professor
English and Creative Writing

Matthew F. Delmont
Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History

Deborah Karyn King
Associate Professor of Sociology

Eng-Beng Lim
Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Host and Moderator:
Sonu S. Bedi
Professor of Government

Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Sonu Bedi: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
 

January 21, 2021

"Did the System Work? The Fragile State of American Political Institutions"

Matthew Dickinson
Professor of Political Science
Middlebury College

Linda L. Fowler
Professor of Government, Emerita
Frank J. Reagan Chair in Policy Studies, Emerita
Past Director, Rockefeller Center
Dartmouth College

Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Linda Fowler: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

January 19, 2021

"Where Do We Go From Here? King's Sill Unanswered Question"

Clayborne Carson
Martin Luther King Jr. Centennial Professor of History Emeritus
Founding Director of the King Research and Education Institute
Stanford University

 

January 13, 2021

"Standing Alone - Why the U.S. Rejects Global Norms on Women's Rights"

Jennifer M. Piscopo
Associate Professor of Politics
Occidental College

Julie Suk
Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Liberal Studies
Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Lisa Baldez: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

November 12, 2020

"Post-Election Analysis"

Jake Tapper '91
CNN Anchor

Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Jack Tapper ‘91: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

November 11, 2020

"Diversity and Inclusion in the Military"

Brad Carney '20 & Karla Rosas '20 with Professor Jason Lyall

Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Professor Jay Lyall: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

November 5, 2020

"What Now? Presidential Post-Election Analysis"

Dr. Carlos Algara
University of Texas at El Paso

Dr. Jamil Scott
Georgetown

Dr. Amber Spry
Brandeis University

Moderated by Dr. Mia Costa
Dartmouth College

Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Dr. Carlos Algara: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

November 3, 2020

"2020 Presidential Election Night Watch Party"

Chip Reid
CBS News National Correspondent

 

October 21, 2020

"2020 NH Elections - Potential Sea Change in NH Politics"

Andrew Smith
Director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center

Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Andrew Smith: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

October 14, 2020

Screenshot of Keith Boykin's lecture on Zoom
Video not available due to contractual arrangement with the speaker.

"Race Against Time- The Politics of a Darkening America
"

Keith Boykin '87
Author and CNN commentator

Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Keith Boykin ‘87: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

October 7, 2020

"After George Floyd - Policing, Racism, and Criminal Justice Reform"

Frank Baumgartner
Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill

Andra Gillespie
Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University

Phillip Atiba Goff
Co-founder and CEO of the Center for Policing Equity and Professor of African American Studies and Psychology at Yale university

Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Frank Baumgartner: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

September 30, 2020

"Higher Education in America - An Existential Crisis"

Mark Huddleston
UNH President Emeritus

Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Mark Huddleston: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

September 23, 2020

"Aren't We All in This Together - How the Supreme Court is Helping to Pull Us Apart"

Linda Greenhouse
Senior Research Scholar - Yale Law School

Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Linda Greenhouse: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

September 16th, 2020

"Rocky in the 2020s - The Past, Present, and Future of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center"

Jason Barabas
Director
Nelson A. Rockefeller Center
Dartmouth College

 

June 3rd, 2020

"Covid-19 and the Fate of Globalization"

Daniel Benjamin
Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director
John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
Dartmouth College


Co-sponsored by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center and the John Sloan Dickey Center

Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Daniel Benjamin: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

May 27th, 2020

"Crisis Governance - Lessons from American Policy History"

Herschel Nachlis
Policy Fellow, The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center
Research Assistant Professor of Government
Dartmouth College


Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Professor Herschel Nachlis: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

May 20th, 2020

"The Rationing - A Novel about a Pandemic in the Time of a Pandemic"

Charles Wheelan
Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center
Dartmouth College


Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Professor Charles Wheelan: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

May 13th, 2020

"The Psychology of Change - Unlocking Resistance to Unleash Possibility"

Kate Hilton, JD, MTS
Faculty, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Faculty, Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity, George Washington University

Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Kate Hilton: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

May 6th, 2020

"After the Coronavirus - China and the U.S.”

Lucy Hornby
2019-2020 Nieman Fellow
Harvard University


Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Lucy Hornby: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

April 29th, 2020

"Should We Cancel Debt? Insights from the Ancient World”

Devin Singh
Associate Professor
Department of Religion
Dartmouth College


Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Professor Devin Singh: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

April 22nd, 2020

"Who is Responsible for Responsible Citizenship?”

Ron Shaiko
Associate Director
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center
Dartmouth College


Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Professor Ron Shaiko: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

April 15th, 2020

"Identity, Incivility, and Policy Issues in Congressional Communication”

Mia Costa
Assistant Professor
Department of Government
Dartmouth College


Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Professor Mia Costa: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

April 8th, 2020

Screen shot of Russell Muirhead's zoom lecture. Professor Muirhead is standing in front of a bookcase.
Video no longer available at the request of the speaker.

"Conspiracy Without the Theory”

J. Russell Muirhead
Interim Director, Rockefeller Center
Chair, Department of Government
Dartmouth College


Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Professor Russell Muirhead: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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