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VT Law School Professor to Discuss "The Role of Law in International Human Rights Advocacy" on 11/16 at 4:30 PM

 

Survivors of torture seeking to hold a former head of state accountable; an investigation into deaths in police custody; a community surrounded by a toxic soup of chemical contaminants turning to international organizations for help; efforts to strengthen U.N. action on the rights of LGBT people. What role has international law played in these and other human rights initiatives? What have been some of the limits of this law? Professor Stephanie Farrior will share observations from more than 25 years of international human rights advocacy.

 

James Wright Lecture in honor of Veterans Day - 4:30 pm on Friday, 11/11/11

Remembering Those “who have borne the battle”Abraham Lincoln stressed our nation's obligation to all "who have borne the battle." It has been historically, and continues to be today, an obligation unevenly met. The historic understandings Americans have had of their wars, the narrative of the romanticized citizen soldier, the range of perceptions of the nature and result of the conflicts, the abstracting of sacrifice and even heroism, these finally influence the view of those who have fought. Our current wars and our current warriors do not fit easily into the dominant narrative of the American way of war.  This has consequences for those who are fighting these wars.

  • Who has fought in America’s wars?
  • How have Americans viewed and remembered those who have fought in the country’s wars?
  • How do veterans of our current wars fit into the dominant historical narrative?

Join us on November 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm in Room 3, Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth for the Rockefeller Center public program: 

MLDP Recap: Presentation Design for the User Experience

Read a student's account of our most recent session in our Management Leadership and Development program below. For more information, about MLDP, click here.

MLDP Recap: The Power of Strategic Planning and Systems Thinking

Read a student's account of our most recent session in our Management Leadership and Development program below. For more information, about MLDP, click here.
This week, the MLDP program welcomed Marty Jacobs. Ms. Jacobs is the President of Systems In Sync, a firm that specializes in strategic planning for corporations and other organized groups. Ms. Jacobs introduced the group to a variety of activities designed to promote how to facilitate more effective group planning. In one example, she challenged us to complete an activity (keep a balloon from touching the floor within our small groups) and then introduced a new challenge variable (another balloon was added) to the group as the activity progressed. At the end of the activity, Ms. Jacobs stressed how important it is for groups to be resilient and to plan for and adapt to possible variables that could alter a project.

MLDP Recap: Excel Training Session

Read a student's account of a past session in our Management Leadership and Development program below. For more information, about MLDP, click here. This session is now offered as part of Rocky Special Ops.  Learn more and sign up for the Spring 2012 session here.

Fall 2011 Ettiquette Dinner: "Shine While You Dine"

Robert Shutt was the guest speaker at last night's etiquette dinner. The etiquette dinner focused on the suggested guidelines surrounding business and network events in a dining setting. Shutt's presentation was a hands-on approach to etiquette learning. He went beyond simply telling us the guidelines and having us abide by those rules.  The dinner was set up in such a way that as we walked in we began what was called the networking event. Here, Shutt gave those present the key to successfully navigate the period of "meet and greet" that precedes a business dinner. His pointers included where to place your nametag as well as how to hold your appetizer and drink while speaking to other guests. One of the most helpful tips in this section was Shutt's guideline on how to approach a conversation. He gave the group tips on the optimal size group to approach during a pre-dinner networking opportunity.

MLDP Recap: Problem Solving, Decision Making and Negotiation

Read a student's account of our most recent session in our Management Leadership and Development program below. For more information, about MLDP, click here.

MLDP Recap: Developing a Global Mindset

Read a student's account of our most recent session in our Management Leadership and Development program below. For more information, about MLDP, click here.
 

Monica Ramirez to speak about "Injustice on Our Plates" at 4:30 PM on Thursday, 10/27/11

Immigrant women in the United States sacrifice their bodies in order to feed their families by toiling in the fields, working in bone-chilling conditions in poultry plants, and by laboring under sub-standard conditions in meat-packing plants and restaurants throughout the U.S. This presentation will provide an overview of the plight of immigrant women employed in the U.S. food industry, including an in-depth look at the economic and sexual exploitation that these women suffer to put food on American tables.

Do you eat? Then learn how you can help protect these women from further exploitation.

  • Who are the immigrant women employed in the U.S. food industry?
  • What economic and sexual exploitation has been endured by these low-wage immigrant women employed in the U.S. food industry?
  • What are the action steps for consumers to support immigrant women as they seek justice for improved living and working conditions in the U.S.?

Join us on October 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm in Room 1, Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth for the next Rockefeller Center public program: 

Students at Dartmouth Discuss Republican Presidential Candidates at #econdebate Focus Group

On October 11, 2011, sixteen Dartmouth undergraduates participated in a focus group prior to and immediately following the Republican Presidential Debate at Dartmouth College. The panelists came from all walks of life and were selected in hopes of representing the diversity of the campus.

The group was joined by Professor Ron Shaiko, Senior Fellow and Associate Director for Curricular and Research Programs at the Rockefeller Center, who served as their facilitator for this focus group. The focus group began with a discussion of the students’ first political experiences, agents of political socialization, and political ideology.

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