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November 29, 2018 10:41AM
18F PBPL 85 Colombia

Wednesday in Colombia was incredibly busy, filled with protesting students, gold, and Nutella-strawberry pizza.


To start, the group traveled to the headquarters of the International Committee for the Red Cross.  We met with Christoph Harnisch, head of the Colombia delegation to the International Commission of the Red Cross.  He provided great insight on Red Cross operations in Colombia, issues of trust among the FARC, the state, and...

November 29, 2018 12:00AM
Senior Honors Thesis Teresa Alvarado Patlan

The Rockefeller Center Senior Honors Thesis Grants program provides funding of up to $1,000 for undergraduate students writing a senior honors thesis in the social sciences.

Teresa Alvarado-Patlan, a member of the Class of 2019, is a native of Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico who currently resides in the Suburbs of Chicago. She is a Latin American, Latino, & Caribbean Studies (LALACS) major and a French minor. Alvarado-Patlan is a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Associate Fellow and serves as...

November 28, 2018 4:34PM
18F PBPL 85 Colombia

The Public Policy 85 group landed in Bogota around 6am this Tuesday. Not a group to be tired out easily, we went straight to the hotel spa to change into outfits more appropriate for the three meetings we had lined up in the afternoon. After a quick shower, we all enjoyed a delicious breakfast of hot coffee, omelets, and fresh fruit in the hotel courtyard. Breakfast left just enough time for a walk to the Plaza de Bolivar, a square surrounded by the Cathedral of Bogota, Lievano Palace, and...

November 28, 2018 11:24AM
Rufus Choate Class of 1819

This article is part of a series recognizing Dartmouth Alumni who have served in public office and demonstrated their commitment to the ideals of public service, leadership, and civic engagement.

Rufus Choate, Dartmouth Class of 1819, was a lawyer, orator, and politician who devoted himself to whatever task was before him. Best known for his career as a lawyer, he is said to have never...

November 26, 2018 9:37AM
18F MLDP Excellence

Photo Caption: Front row: Olivia Harvey ’19, Mikeala O’Brien ’21; Back row: Will Synnott ’21, Jessica McDermott ’21, Julia Snodgrass ’21, Yazmin Ochoa Flores ’21, Gabriella Horton ’20, Will French ’21; Missing from photo: Lauren Sapone ’20, Zoe Schwartzman ’21, Cindy Shen ’21, Rylee Stone ’21


Each term the Management and Leadership Development Program provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their leadership experience and build the skills to...

November 26, 2018 12:00AM
18F PBPL 85 Colombia

Global citizenship and engagement are key. Understanding one’s place in the world and the complexities of international policy dilemmas truly allow for one to become a global citizen—an identity especially important in our modern world. Public Policy 85: Global Policy Leadership (PBPL 85) with Professor Charles Wheelan ’88 offers students a unique experimental learning opportunity that allows them to deconstruct cross-cultural barriers and become well versed in the intricacies of global...

November 20, 2018 7:54AM
Shasti Conrad

Shasti Conrad is a dynamic force, working to empower diverse and inclusive voices so that all people can be part of bettering our world. An inspiring speaker and activist in her own right, she also has an impressive background of working with three Nobel Peace Prize winners, President Barack, Malala Yousafzai, and Kailash Satyarthi. She now works as the U.S. campaign manager for the 100 Million Campaign, a youth mobilization effort to end child labor and trafficking.


She led...

November 19, 2018 6:39PM

Mini-Grant recipient, Emmanuel Berrelleza '21, shares his experience attending Adelante Conference 2018, a Latino professional conference hosted by the Latino Student Organization at Harvard Business School.

I had the privilege of attending the 2018 Adelante Conference hosted by the Latino Student Organization at Harvard Business School. The conference was jam packed with Harvard Business School Latino alumni speakers, panelists, and workshops. While I was able to gain...

November 13, 2018 6:06PM

As a First-Year Fellow, Amy Hu ’21 interned at the Brookings Institution under the mentorship of Aaron Klein ’98. Here is an excerpt from her final report.

This summer, I interned at The Brookings Institution, a non-partisan think tank that values open-minded inquiry and is devoted to independent, in-depth research to develop innovative, applicable solutions to policy issues. Over 300 scholars from both government and academia backgrounds come together to research and...

November 09, 2018 6:05PM

The Rockefeller Center hosted a conversation with Nate Fick, the CEO of top computer software security firm, Endgame, operating partner of Bessemer Venture Partners, a Dartmouth ’99, and a member of the Dartmouth Board of Trustees. While at Dartmouth, Mr. Fick majored in Classics. He then went on to join the U.S. Marines, where he rose to become a member of the elite Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance team. After earning an MPA and MBA at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School...



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