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

Winter 2012 Rockefeller Center Newsletter

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Vol. 17, No. 2 -- Winter 2012



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




Approximately fifty Dartmouth staff, students, and faculty members collaborated with Bloomberg, The Washington Post, and WBIN-TV to bring the first Republican Presidential Debate about the economy to Dartmouth on October 11, 2011.

 "I think [the debate] is a great opportunity to get students excited...It's important for participation, it's important for citizenship, it's important for instilling civic values."- Barbara Richards '13 Rockefeller Center Director Andrew Samwick writes that "Public attention over the past several months has been divided between a lackluster Republican field of candidates and the emergence of the Occupy Wall Street movement." In his Winter 2012 Direct LineProf. Samwick shares thoughts on what he will be looking for as Occupy Wall Street transitions from a popular movement to a political movement. What you might have missed during Fall 2011:


    What to look forward to during the Winter 2012 Term:



    • Upcoming Public Programs this winter include David Walker, former US Comptroller General, who will give a Pre-NH Primary lecture on Monday, January 9th at 4:30 PM in Filene Auditorium.  We will also host programs regarding "Our Foreign Affairs Constitution: The President, Congress, and the Making of International Law" with Oona Hathaway on January 12th; "Why Civil Resistance Works: Nonviolence in the Past and Future" with Prof. Erica Chenoweth on February 3; and on February 8, we will welcome Dr. Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman of Global Banking, Citigroup, Inc., Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Contributing Columnist, Bloomberg View, and Former Director, Office of Management and Budget, Obama Administration.  See the full list of Winter 2011 public programs here, and on the Rocky Calendar.
    • Policy Research Shop (PRS) gears up for a busy Winter Term.  Read more...
    • Former Rockefeller Center Director, Professor Linda L. Fowler, teaches PDF iconPBPL 52: Leadership and Political Institutions (PDF), for the first time.  Watch a video interview with Professor Fowler discussing the importance of institutional leadership and how it relates to the current political environment.


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