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January 31, 2011 5:19AM

Gregg Fairbrothers '76 opened his session on "Leadership in Decision Making" by asking Fellows to reflect on the most important decision they have made to date and on the most important decision they will make in their lives.  He stressed the importance of being decisive in leadership positions and introduced a variety of decision making models. 

Fairbrothers then discussed the inherent uncertainties of decision making in the real world and elaborated on the role of emotion.  The key...

January 31, 2011 12:00AM

PRS Students Testify Before the Vermont Child Poverty Council

Three Dartmouth undergraduates from the Policy Research Shop of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center provided formal testimony to members of the Vermont Child Poverty Council on January 31, 2011 at the State Capitol Building in Montpelier, Vermont. Eric Yang ’14, Austin Major ’14, and Jae Hyuk Chang ’11 presented the findings of their research, which evaluated the accessibility of data necessary to track a series of...

January 26, 2011 4:41AM

The Rockefeller Center is one of several Dartmouth Centers that grants funding support for unpaid internships to undergraduates.  Rockefeller Public Policy Internship Grants are designed to enable students to work in an unpaid non-profit or governmental agency on issues of public policy research, public policy analysis, issue evaluation, or activities that help shape and determine public policy - whether at...

January 25, 2011 4:47AM

On January 18th, as Hanover was buried by yet another snowstorm, the Management and Leadership Development Program convened for a session on “The Art of the Public Narrative.” Kate Hilton ’99, who is the Principal in Practice for Leading Change at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University and a leadership coach, began the session by recounting her own Dartmouth experience.

Compelled by her experiences on the Environmental Studies Foreign Study Program to...

January 24, 2011 4:41AM

Carrie Pelzel, Senior Vice President for Advancement at Dartmouth College, discussed the power of philanthropy and its connection to leadership on Thursday night in the first session of 2011.  Pelzel introduced the discussion by challenging Fellows with a quiz that tested their knowledge of the who, what, where, and why of philanthropy.  She shared with the group that according to current research and her own personal experience most charitable givers are motivated by a desire to give back...

January 20, 2011 4:58AM
Winter 2011 Management and Leadership Development Program Participants

Professor Julie Kalish ’91 joined the 53 MLDP participants for a session about “Writing in the Workplace.“ As a Vermont attorney and lecturer in both Dartmouth's Institute for Writing and Rhetoric and Vermont Law School's Legal Writing Department, Professor Kalish has encountered a considerable amount of...

January 17, 2011 3:10PM

Vol. 16, No. 3 -- Winter 2011



The Rockefeller Center electronic newsletter is published at the beginning of each term, and is a summary of news and notes.



 The 112th Congress is now in session and as focus turns to the national policy agenda, Rockefeller Center Director Andrew Samwick discusses the continued importance of local and state issues, such as underfunded defined benefit pension plans, in his...

January 16, 2011 10:54PM

Professors Ron Shaiko, associate director of the Center, and Andrew Samwick, director of the Rockefeller Center, traveled to Washington, DC in December for a conference hosted by the Department of Education for awardees in the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) program. The Center was notified in late September...

January 16, 2011 10:39PM

Keith HennesseyFormer Director, National Economic Council
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
"The Size and Scope of Government in an Aging America"

Monday, February 21, 2011
4:30 PM • Room 3, Rockefeller Center

The Brooks Family Lecture Keith Hennessey is a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He teaches as a lecturer at Stanford Business School and Stanford...

January 16, 2011 10:04PM

“The Rockefeller Center's Internship Funding Program is phenomenal, and has provided me with an unforgettable opportunity to learn more about public policy and gain a better understanding of public service. Financially, it would have been extremely difficult to take part in the White House Internship Program, but through the generosity of the Rockefeller Center, I was able to take a huge step forward in the exploration of my professional and academic...



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