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Upcoming and Recent Discussions Can Be Found Directly Below,
and A List of All Discussions  Can Be Found Here.

 March 2

"Book Talk and Convesation with Professor Mary Ziegler: The History of Roe and the Implications for Abortion Rights in Post-Dobbs Americawith Mary Ziegler

February 20

"Do Voters Actually Care About Federal Budget Deficits? How Partisan Bias Shapes the Importance of Issueswith John Kane

February 13

"Conversation with Andy Meyer"
Speaker:
Andy Meyer
Political Social Media Advisor

February 2

"The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why it Matters Today"
Speakers:
Heather Thompson (Political Social Media Advisor)
Stanley Nelson (Academy Award-nominated filmmaker)

January 24

"A Student Conversation/Fireside Chat with Tarana Burke"
Speaker:
Tarana Burke
Activist, Author, and Founder of the 'me too.' movement

January 11

"Local Government: The Untapped Innovator"
Speaker:
Alex Torpey
Town Manager

22F, 22X, 22S22W, 21F, 21X, 21S, 21W, 20F, 20S
 

22F Discussions

November 3, 2022
"50 Years of Coeducation at Dartmouth" with Martha S. Hennessy '76Jenny Kemeny '76 and Lynn Mather
Event Recap currently being written.

October 24, 2022
"Implications of the 2022 Midterms on the 2024 Election Cycle: A Conversation with CNN Journalist Harry Enten" with Harry Enten
Event Recap here.

October 18, 2022
"Should You Go To Law School?" with Gerry Rosenberg '76, Julie Kalish '91, Sonu Bedi, Hilary Miller '73, T'74, P'10, Rachel Scholz-Bright '18, and Jasmine Lee '19
Event Recap currently being written.

October 11, 2022
"An Evening with Andy Borowitzwith Andy Borowitz
Event Recap currently being written.

October 8, 2022
"Trusting Our Elections: Making Democracy Work Amid Election Deniers, Misinformation, and Stolen Election Conspiracies" with Bill Gardner
Event Recap here.

September 27, 2022
"Reception for Kirsten Gillibrand" with Kirsten Gillibrand '88
Event Recap currently being written.

September 20, 2022
"Constitution Day Event" with Judge Laurence Silberman '57
Event Recap currently being written.

22X Discussions

June 17, 2022
"The Defense of Ukraine: A Conversation" with Rob Portman '78, Senator (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen, Senator (D-NH)
Event Recap currently being written.

22S Discussions

May 26, 2022
"Police Force Size and Civilian Race" with Morgan C. Williams, Jr.
Event Recap currently being written.

May 23, 2022
"Toward Social Justice" with Martin Luther King III
Event Recap currently being written.

May 16, 2022
"Orvis: Conscious Capitalism and the Evolution of a 165-Year-Old-Brand" with Simon Perkins and Bill McLaughlin D'78, T'77
Event Recap currently being written.

May 9, 2022
"Covering American Democracy: It's Not a Game (At Least It Shouldn't Be)" with Bill Barrow
Event Recap currently being written.

May 2, 2022
"Courts, Myths, and the Foundation of Liberty: Exploring Misperceptions about Judging and the Threat to Our Independent Judiciary" with Beth Robinson '86 
Event Recap currently being written.

April 28, 2022
"William H. Timbers '37 Lecture: How Woke Can a Juror Be? The Jury in the Chauvin Trial, Critiques of Law Enforcement, and a New Model of Impartiality" with Sonali Chakravarti
Event Recap currently being written.

 

April 13, 2022
"Perkins Bass Distinguished Lecture: The Administration of Elections and their Impact on American Democracy" with Bill Gardner
Event Recap here.

22W Discussions

February 21, 2022
"Brooks Family Lecture - Operation Warp Speed" with Alex Azar '88
Event Recap currently being written.

February 17, 2022
"Changing the Conversation around Mental Health - It's Way Past Time" with John Broderick, Jr.
Event Recap currently being written.

February 9, 2022
"Julian Assange: Visionary or Villain" with Nabiha Syed
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22

February 7, 2022
"Careers in Public Policy and International Relations" with Hassan Y. Hassen, Mike Kennealy, Regina Speed-Bost and Kelsey Woerner Speers
[If you are interested in viewing a recording of this program, please email rockefeller.center@dartmouth.edu.]
Event Recap currently being written.

January 27, 2022
"Uncivil Democracy: Race, Poverty, and Civil Legal Inequality" with Jamila Michener
The Roger S. Aaron '64 Lecture
Event Recap written by Shawdi Mehrvarzan '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Jamila Michener: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

January 18, 2022
"Fixing What We Face: How Racial Justice Can Save Our Democracy" with Maya Wiley '86
Event Recap written by Blake McGill '22

January 12, 2022
"Reproductive Justice and U.S. Law: Where Do We Go from Here?" with Kimberly Mutcherson and Mary Ziegler
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22

21F Discussions

November 11, 2021
"Veterans Today and the Wars in which They Have Served" with James Wright
Event Recap written by Shawdi Mehrvarzan '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ James Wright: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

November 8, 2021
"Harm Reduction - One Way to Reduce Addiction and Follow the Science" with Tina Nadeau
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22

November 2, 2021
"The Rise and Fall of the COVID-19 Pandemic" with Nicholas Christakis
Event Recap written by Blake McGill '22

October 27, 2021
"Politics, Markets, and Populism: Antitrust at the Crossroads" with Noah Joshua Phillips '00
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Noah Joshua Phillips: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

October 21, 2021
"Renewing Trust in Democracy: the Role of Courts" with Gregory G. Garre '87 and Neal Katyal '91
Event Recap written by Shawdi Mehrvarzan '22

October 15, 2021
"Leadership: What's Your Blueprint?" with Deputy Director Sadhana Hall
No Event Recap written for this event
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Sadhana Hall: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

October 13, 2021
"Willing to Pay? A Reasonable Choice Approach" with Professor Sven Steinmo
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Lewis M. Eisenberg: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

September 27, 2021
"From Wall Street to the Embassy: A Career in Business, Politics, Government, and Diplomacy" with Lewis M. Eisenberg
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Lewis M. Eisenberg: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

September 20, 2021
"The Science of the Constitution: The Supreme Court and a Practice of Disagreement" with Sonu Bedi
Event Recap written by Shawdi Mehrvarzan '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Sonu Bedi: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

21X Discussions

July 14, 2021
"How to Land an Internship" with Matt McDonald '00, E. Chandlee Bryan, and Sasha Kokoshinskiy '22/'23
Event Recap written by Shawdi Mehrvarzan '22
The Bernard D. Nossiter '47 Lecture

21S Discussions ​​​​​​

May 19, 2021
"Fact-Based Journalism in an Age of Suspicion" with Alissa Johannsen Rubin
The Bernard D. Nossiter '47 Lecture
Event Recap written by Shawdi Mehrvarzan '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Alissa Johannsen Rubin: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

May 12, 2021
"Drug Court - Where Justice Meets Treatment" with Tina Nadeau
Event Recap written by Blake McGill '22
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" with Jessica Guthrie '10, Janos Marton '04, and Jorge Miranda '01
Event Recap written by Shawdi Mehrvarzan '22

May 6, 2021
"The Tipping Point" with Saru Jayaraman and Catharine A. MacKinnon
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22

May 3, 2021
"The First 100 Days: the Biden Presidency" with James Baehr '05 and Amanda Brown Lierman '04
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Janos Marton '04: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

April 29, 2021
"
The Supreme Court and Its Impact on You" with Nina Totenberg
Event Recap written by Shawdi Mehrvarzan '22
[If you are interested in viewing a recording of this program, please email rockefeller.center@dartmouth.edu.]

April 21, 2021
"Toward Democratic Futures" with Rep. Charlene Fernandez, Laura Martin, Crystal Echo Hawk, and Corey Matthews
No Event Recap written for this event. 

April 14, 2021
"Conservatism: What It Is, How We Lost It, and How We Find It Again" with Oren Cass
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22
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" with Nicholas Christakis
Event Recap written by Blake McGill '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Nicholas Christakis: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

April 7, 2021
"Building Multiracial Democracy in the American West: Lessons from Western Pasts" with Natalie Masuoka, Maurice Crandall, Alaina E. Roberts and Mary E. Mendoza
No Event Recap written for this event. 

21W Discussions

March 9, 2021
"The 60th Anniversary of the Peace with Mark Shriver and Glenn Bulmhorst
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Glenn Blumhorts: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

March 4, 2021
"GameStop, Robinhood, and Reddit: Market Structure, Social Media, and Financial Bubbles" with Peter R. Fisher and Curt Welling D'71, T'77
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22
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" with Mark W. Huddleton
Perkins Bass Distinguished Lecture
Event Recap written by Shawdi Mehrvarzan '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Mark W. Huddleston: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

February 24, 2021
"The Public Option Beyond Healthcare" with Anne Alstott
Event Recap written by Sydney Towle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Anne Alstott: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

February 16, 2021
"Women, Entrepreneurship, and Atlanta in the New South" with Monica Delores Hooks
Event Recap written by Sydney Towle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Monica Delores Hooks: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

February 4, 2021
"Sexual Politics After #MeToo" with Amia Srinivasan
Event Recap written by Blake McGill '22
Video no longer available at the request of the speaker.

January 25, 2021
"How We Study Race - A Discussion Across Disciplines" with Kimberly Juanita Brown, Matthew F. Delmont, Deborah Karyn King, and Eng-Beng Lim
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Sonu Bedi: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

January 21, 2021
"Did the System Work? The Fragile State of American Political Institutions" with Matthew Dickinson and Linda Fowler
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Linda Fowler: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

January 19, 2021
"Where Do We Go From Here? King's Sill Unanswered with Clayborne Carson
Event Recap written by Blake McGill '22

January 13, 2021
"Standing Alone - Why the U.S. Rejects Global Norms on Women's Rights" with Jennifer Piscopo and Julie Suk
Event Recap written by Shawdi Mehrvarzan '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Lisa Baldez: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

20F Discussions

November 12, 2020
"Post-Election Analysis" with Jake Tapper
Event Recap written by Shawdi Mehrvarzan '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Jack Tapper '91: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

November 11, 2020
"Diversity and Inclusion in the Military" with Brad Carney '20, Karla Rosas '20, and Professor Jason Lyall
Event Recap written by Shawdi Mehrvarzan '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Professor Jay Lyall: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

November 5, 2020
"What Now? Presidential Post-Election Analysis" with Dr, Carlos Algara, Dr. Jamil Scott & Dr. Amber Spry
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Dr. Carlos Algara: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

November 3, 2020
"2020 Presidential Election Night Watch Party" with Chip Reid
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22

October 21, 2020
"2020 NH Elections - Potential Sea Change in NH Politics" with Andrew Smith
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Andrew Smith: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

October 14, 2020
"Race Against Time - The Politics of a Darkening America" with Keith Boykin
[Video not available due to contractual arrangement with the speaker.]
No Event Recap written for this event. 
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Keith Boykin '87: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

October 7, 2020
"After George Floyd - Policing, Racism, and Criminal Justice Reform" with Frank Baumgartner, Andra Gillespie and Phillip Atiba Goff
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Frank Baumgartner: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

September 30, 2020
"Higher Education in America - An Existential Crisis" with Mark Huddleston
Event Recap written by Shawdi Mehrvarzan '22
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" with Linda Greenhouse
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Linda Greenhouse: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

September 16, 2020
"Rocky in the 2020s - The Past, Present, and Future of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center" with Jason Barabas
Event Recap written by Shawdi Mehrvarzan '22

20S Discussions

June 3, 2020
"Covid-19 and the Fate of Globalization" with Daniel Benjamin
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Daniel Benjamin: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

May 27, 2020
"Crisis Governance - Lessons from American Policy History" with Herschel Nachlis
Event Recap written by Eliza Jane Schaeffer '20
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Professor Herschel Nachlis: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

May 20, 2020
"The Rationing - A Novel about a Pandemic in the Time of a Pandemic" with Professor Charles Wheelan
Event Recap written by Sydney Towle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Professor Charles Wheelan: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

May 13, 2020
"The Psychology of Change - Unlocking Resistance to Unleash Possibility" with Kate Hilton
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Kate Hilton: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

May 6, 2020
"After the Coronavirus - China and the U.S." with Lucy Hornby
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Lucy Hornby: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

April 29, 2020
"Should We Cancel Debt? Insights from the Ancient World" with Devin Singh
Event Recap written by Sydney Towle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Professor Devin Singh: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

April 22, 2020
"Who is Responsible for Responsible Citizenship?" with Ronald Shaiko
Event Recap written by Sydney Towle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Professor Ron Shaiko: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

April 15, 2020
Identity, Incivility, and Policy Issues in Congressional Communication" with Mia Costa
Event Recap written by Eliza Jane Schaeffer '20
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Professor Mia Costa: Apple Podcasts and Spotify

April 8, 2020
"Conspiracy Without the Theory" with J. Russell Muirhead
[video no longer available at the request of the speaker]
Event Recap written by Ben Vagle '22
Rocky Talk Podcast w/ Professor Russell Muirhead: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.