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


6th Annual State of the State Poll Results Released #nhpolitics #fitn

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center has completed its 6th Annual PDF iconNew Hampshire State of the State Poll (PDF) on Politics, Economic Issues, and Social Policies.

Highlights from the poll include the following: 

Are you a '14 Pursuing a Senior Honors Thesis? Grant Application Deadline on May 17th

ATTENTION ‘14s!  Apply now for theSENIOR HONORS THESISGRANTS PROGRAMFor the Social Sciences! 
To apply for awards of up to $1,000, students must submit: 
1.      A cover letter that identifies the honors thesis project and the amount of funding to be requested; 2.      A copy of the thesis proposal or similar documentation acceptable to the student’s home department; 3.      A letter of support from the honors thesis advisor; and 4.      A detailed budget that outlines the activities and the associated costs to be covered by the grant. 5.      An autobiographical statement (one paragraph - 150 word limit)  for website publishing, if your application is approved
SPRING  APPLICATION  DEADLINE: Friday, May 17, 2013 by 4:00 PM

Nobel Prize Winner Peter Diamond on "Unemployment and Debt" at 5 PM, May 15 at Tuck

America’s sluggish ascent out of the economic recession has included a growth of the national debt to almost $17 trillion and an unemployment rate that, while falling, remains disquieting. Both of these statistics are indicators of the health of our economy, and they both clearly highlight the vulnerability of America’s financial state.




Career Conversation with Matt Dunne (@mattdunnevt ), Head of Community Affairs at @Google Inc.- Thursday 5/16

Career Conversation with Matt Dunne, Head of Community Affairs at Google, Inc.
Thursday, May 16 from 5:00 - 6:00 PMThe Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center 

"What happens when a growing tech company runs into the reality of small communities? Matt Dunne, Head of Community Affairs for Google and former Associate Director of Rocky, will discuss the challenges, strategies and successes in developing a community affairs program from scratch, translating tech into the messy world of local relationships, and scaling to international communities."
Matt Dunne has focused his life’s work on bringing together the worlds of entrepreneurship, service and politics.  Elected to the Vermont House at the age of 22, he served 7 years before joining the Clinton Administration as the Director of AmeriCorps*VISTA overseeing 6000 full-time people working in the fight against poverty.  

Mini-Grants Experiences: Career Cadence Workshop Hosted by Women in Business

Women in Business recently invited Career Cadence, a career-consulting firm, to Dartmouth to lead a workshop. Career Cadence specializes itself by using a custom personal assessment for each participant prior to the workshop. The actual session then revolves on interpreting the results of that assessment.

Law School Student Panel: Thursday, May 9th at 8 PM in Rocky 3

LAW SCHOOL Student PanelThursday, May 9th @ 8pmROCKY 003 | The Rockefeller Center
 Join a panel of some of your most accomplished peers in a question-and-answer style discussing regarding the following topics:

  • How to navigate through Dartmouth as a 'pre-LAW' student (i.e. classes, professors, extracurriculars, etc.)
  • How to study for the LSAT / When to take the LSAT
  • What one can do with a JD (law degree) and why one would want to continue their studies at law school
  • and much more!

Speaking on the panel include seniors: Sam Marullo '13 (Yale Law School), Lindsay Brewer '13 (Yale Law School), and David Sayet '13 (Stanford Law School). Learn a little more about them below:

Roanna Wang '13 Presents PRS Findings to the Vermont Senate Committee on Government Operations

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Roanna Wang '13, a student from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, made a presentation in Montpelier, VT to the Vermont Senate Committee on Government Operations. 

Roanna presented her findings from the paper to Chairwoman Jeanette White, along with Senator Ayer, Senator French, Senator McAllister, and Senator Pollina. Co-authored with Eric Yang, '14, this paper details the policy history and current policy environment for naturopathic doctors who are now recognized as primary care providers in Vermont. 

Ms. Wang discussed options for the State of Vermont in her presentation, including regulations on the practice of homeopathy, the expansion of internships, residencies, and licensing examinations for ND practitioners, and the further integration of NDs within the Vermont health care system as primary care providers. Following the presentation, committee members engaged Ms. Wang in questions regarding the implications of naturopathic doctors prescribing medications.

Jane Hyun: "Leveraging Difference for Business Impact" at Rockefeller 003 at 4:30 PM on May 20, 2013

Jane Hyun, author of Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling and Founder and President of Hyun & Associates, is an executive coach and leadership strategist to Fortune 500 companies, schools, and professional associations.

Prior to starting her consulting firm, she was a Vice President of HR at JP Morgan and Director of Recruiting at Deloitte & Touche and Resources Global. She has advised senior management teams and diversity councils on the importance of leading effective multicultural teams.

Hyun is continually sought after for her expertise in the area of talent management of women and multicultural professionals. Her work has received international recognition and Hyun appears regularly on CNN, CNBC, National Public Radio, and Marketwatch, as well as in Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Chief Executive, and other media.

DP2 (@DartmouthPeak) at MLDP: Leading through Action

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.

On April 23, 2013, Assistant Athletics Director for Leadership Steven Spaulding led the Rockefeller Center’s Management and Leadership Development Program session entitled “Dartmouth Peak Performance (DP2) at MLDP:  Leading through Action.” In a change of pace, we relocated to the Gold Coast lawn for leadership and team building exercises. There were 4 stations set up on the lawn, each having a tree, three long wooden logs, four small wooden rods, a tarp, lots of rope, and a pocketknife. Additionally there were two wooden planks with ropes sets of ropes attached. 

MLDP Participant Jordan Aré ’15, 2012 William Churchill First Year Prize Winner, Featured in Dartmouth Now

An alumnus of the Rockefeller Center's Management and Leadership Development Program, Jordan Aré ’15, was recently featured. He is a past awardee of the William Churchill First Year Prize "for outstanding academic achievement and a record of contribution to fairness, respect for duty, and citizenship.”

A native of Houston, Texas, Jordan is a Government major and a wide receiver on the varsity football team.  He is also active in the Afro-American Society as well as the Men of Color Alliance.

His achievement was profiled in a Dartmouth Now article, where he was quoted:


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