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

Spring 2012 Rockefeller Center Newsletter

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Vol. 17, No. 3 -- Spring 2012

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

Kali Montecalvo '13 completed an internship with the U.S. Department of State: Bureau of International Organization Affairs in Geneva, Switzerland during winter 2012 with funding support from the Center.

"[The Rockefeller Center's] core strength is our ability to integrate a student’s in- and out-of-classroom experience, to further Dartmouth’s liberal arts mission by engaging students in public policy and developing their capacity for leadership." 
Rockefeller Center Director Andrew Samwick writes that "Higher education is going online, and if it can be online, there is no reason why it cannot be global." In his Spring 2012 Direct Line, Prof. Samwick shares thoughts on the use of technology and the globalization of education.
What you might have missed during Winter 2012:

What to look forward to during the Spring 2012 Term:

  • Undergraduate research supported by the Center. Eleven members of the Dartmouth Class of 2012 received funding to support their Senior Honors Thesis Research in Social Sciences. Read more...
  • Upcoming Public Programs this spring include the Class of 1930 LectureTheda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University, will discuss “The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism” on May 1st.  See the full list of Spring 2012 public programs here, and on the Rocky Calendar.
  • The Public Policy Minor continues to grow!  In 2011 - 2012, over 440 students enrolled in PBPL classes throughout the academic year.  Read more...
  • Rockefeller Center introduces "Rocky Special Ops" - stand-alone opportunities to enhance skills, explore career opportunities, and meet special guests.  No application or long-term commitment is required!  Students can review current options and sign up at our Eventbrite page.
  • Curent Dartmouth Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) Fellow, Jeremy Kaufmann, analyzes K-12 testing integrity and will present his findings at upcoming Conference in Washington, DC.  Read more...
  • We profile Public Policy Minor and Rockefeller Center Leadership Fellow Amrita Sankar '12Read more...
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