The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Spring 2011 Rockefeller Center Newsletter

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Vol. 16, No. 4 -- Spring 2011

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

"While the nature of your leadership changes in life after Dartmouth, those skills and values that helped you grow in this context will prepare you to make difficult decisions in your professional life." - Reflection of a current Rockefeller Leadership Fellow, after the RLF session with recent alums pictured above.

We're only one quarter into 2011, but it's already time to think about who might be visiting New Hampshire to test the political waters.  We're had one presidential hopeful visit the Center this year so far.  Rockefeller Center Director Andrew Samwick discusses the upcoming political campaign season in his Spring 2011 Direct Line

In related news, the Rockefeller Center had a mention in a recent online article about top colleges for aspiring presidents.
The Policy Research Shop has been busy during the 2010-2011 academic year, completing testimonies and policy briefs for four projects.  Read more about the work of our Policy Research Shop here...

 
View videos from Winter term lectures, now on YouTube.

Upcoming Public Programs to look forward to this spring include Nazila Fathi, Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and Foreign Correspondent for the New York Times, who has been selected to give The Bernard D. Nossiter '47 Lecture.  Her talk, "Uprising in Egypt and Iran, Similarities and Differences" will take place on May 5th, at 4:30 PM in Rockefeller Hall, Room 3.  See the full list of public programs here, and on the Rocky Calendar.
This year marks a milestone for the Center:  Public Policy course enrollments have topped 400 for the first time!  Read more...

It's been a year since we opened the Management and Leadership Development Program to all Dartmouth upperclass students.  We profile one alum, Taylor Stevenson '10, who says that the concepts discussed in MLDP were useful during his recent political campaign.  Read more about his experience.  While at Dartmouth, Tay also received Rockefeller Center funding for a public policy internship.

This spring, students interested in law and public policy have a new course offering from Professors Glick and Laws.  This course is an entry point for students pursuing the PBPL minor track in law and public policy.  Read more about the class...

Save the Date to Learn. Reconnect. Reflect!  This summer marks the 10th anniversary of the Rockefeller Leadership Fellow Program. To celebrate, we will host a Rockefeller Leadership Fellows Alumni Conference in Hanover from August 19-21, 2011. The conference will offer sessions on management and leadership, and allow alumni to use their experiences to provide career advising for sophomore students. The Conference will also allow alumni to catch up with their classmates, form new relationships and reconnect with the Rockefeller Center.  Contact Kyle Krater at the Rockefeller Center for more information about the conference.

Rockefeller Student Discussion Groups begin on Monday, April 4th.  We have four groups that meet Monday - Thursday evenings each week at 6:30 PM.  Dinner and a casual forum to talk about politics, leadership, public speaking and Dartmouth current events provided.

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