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

Winter 2011 Rockefeller Center Newsletter

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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 Winter 2011 Direct Line.  

Another Dartmouth student with Rockefeller Center connections recently completed a White House InternshipRead about the experience and reflections of Fall 2010 intern Ariel Murphy '12 here.  Murphy is back on campus and is now co-leading the PoliTALK Student Discussion Group on Thursday evenings.

The Rockefeller Center welcomes Professor Ellen Meara to to the Public Policy Faculty this winter.  Meara is teaching a health policy seminar.  Read more...

Upcoming Public Programs this term include Keith Hennessey, former Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council, who will give The Brooks Family Lecture on February 21, 2011.  See the full list of programs here, and on the Rocky Calendar.

The Center was represented by Professors Ron Shaiko and Andrew Samwick at a recent conference for FIPSE grant awardees in Wasington, DC hosted by the Department of Education.  Read more...

Fall 2010 lectures by Jeffrey Sachs, Barbara Kellerman, Sydney Freedberg, Jr., Leah Platt Boustan, and the NH Budget Panel can be found on YouTube if you missed them:


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