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Souad Mekhennet: "Observations about the World after the Arab Spring" in Rockefeller 003 at 4:30 PM, May 6th


Souad Mekhennetis a German reporter and columnist of Turkish and Moroccan descent who works for The New York Times, Der Spiegel and ZDF (German television). Since 9/11, she has covered conflicts and terrorist groups in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Mekhennet helped report the “Inside the Jihad” series for the Times and together with her colleague Don van Natta, broke the story of Khaled el-Masri, a German-Lebanese man who had been kidnapped and sent via extraordinary rendition to Afghanistan. She previously reported for The Washington Post and is the co-author of two books about Islam and terrorism, which were published in Germany. Mekhennet will study how the uprisings in Arab countries in 2011 have influenced the long-term strategies of terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda and how Shariah (Islamic law) deals with human rights, women and democracy. She is the 2013 Barry Bingham Jr. Nieman Fellow. Bingham, a 1956 Harvard graduate, was the editor and publisher of the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times

MLDP Alum Celeste Winston '14 Named a 2013 Beinecke Scholar

A Geography major, Celeste Winston ’14 has been named one of 20 Beinecke Scholars for 2013.  According to the article in Dartmouth Now, she will receive support from the Beinecke Foundation to pursue a PhD in the subject. Established in 1971, the Beinecke Foundation provides $34,000 of support to exceptional students for graduate studies in the fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Committed to the field of social justice, Winston has held various leadership roles on campus as well as participated in several Rockefeller Center programs.  She has participated in the Rockefeller Global Leadership Program in preparation for Geography Foreign Study Program in Prague, as well as the Management and Leadership Development Program here at the Rockefeller Center. Winston is also an executive member of the Dartmouth Afro-American Society.

Reminder: Dartmouth #LawDay Activities May 2 - 3

Law Day at Dartmouth is, simply put, an event worth attending. Last year’s program, which included a lecture by the Solicitor General of the U.S. Mr. Donald B. Verilli, Jr. and a panel of lawyers, congressmen and Dartmouth Government Department faculty among others, provided an exciting look into reality of the separation of powers in U.S. government.

This year, the focus of the Law Day has greatly expanded. On Thursday, May 2, the Rockefeller Center will be hosting an afternoon talk featuring successful litigator of Roe v. Wade, Sarah Weddington, Anita LaFrance Allen of UPenn Law School, and Janet Benshoof, President of the Global Justice Center. The talk, entitled “Conversation about Body Politics: Women, Families, and Reproductive Rights” will kick off an exciting two days of law-related programming. Join us at 12PM in Room 003 at the Rockefeller Center for this exciting kick-off event moderated by Dartmouth Professor Susan Brison.

MLDP Recap: Writing in the Workplace with Julie Kalish ‘91

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.

MIT Philosophy Professor Sally Haslanger on "Ideology, Moral Theory & Social Change" on May 1 at 3:30 PM

The Philosophy Department at Dartmouth College is proud to welcome Sally Haslanger, Professor of Philosophy at MIT, to deliver the Department of Philosophy's 39th Annual Francis W. Gramlich Memorial Lecture this Wednesday, May 1, at 3:30pm in Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall. The topic of her talk will be "Ideology, Moral Theory & Social Change." 

Sally Haslanger describes her talk: Human beings are agents able to make choices and govern their own lives.  Recognizing this is important for moral evaluation of our actions.  There is a temptation, then, to explain patterns of inequality in terms of individual choice.  Those who are disadvantaged have made poor - possibly even irrational - choices.  This common strategy of explanation, however, fails to identify how social structures both constrain and enable our choices, and how unjust structures perpetuate injustice.  Can we develop an account of action that both grants individual agency and moral responsibility, but also locates action within structures that perpetuate injustice in spite of our best intentions?  How do structures get a grip on us, and how do we change them?

Lt. Dan Choi on "Breaking Barriers", May 1st @ 7 PM in Filene Auditorium

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center is proud to co-sponsor the Keynote Address of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Dartmouth. "Breaking Barriers," a public talk by Lt. Dan Choi, former infantry officer in the U.S. Army and LGBT rights activist, will take place in Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 1st.  There will also be an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Opening Reception: 8:00 pm, Filene Foyer, Moore Hall. 

Dartmouth Now recently profiled Lt. Dan Choi, an Iraq veteran and skilled Arabic speaker, who was discharged from service for openly admitting he is gay.

Jennifer Hochschild Public Talk on Creating a New Racial Order on May 9th

Jennifer Hochschildwill be coming from Harvard to speak about her latest book, Creating a New Racial Order on May 9th at 4:30 in Rocky 003

The American racial order— the beliefs, institutions, and practices that organize relationships among the nation's races and ethnicities--is undergoing its greatest transformation since the 1960s. Creating a New Racial Order takes a groundbreaking look at the reasons behind this dramatic change, and considers how different groups of Americans are being affected. Through revealing narrative and striking research, the authors show that the personal and political choices of Americans will be critical to how, and how much, racial hierarchy is redefined in decades to come.

Dartmouth #LawDay Events 2013: Body Politics, Women and Leadership, Career Panel

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth will honor Law Day 2013 with a number of great events on Thursday and Friday, May 2nd and 3rd.  Here's a quick round up:

RBEL Students Discuss Leadership Organizational Strategies with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Who thought that a chamber orchestra could be the model for a successful business organization? The Rockefeller Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership (RBEL) Student Discussion Group was proud to invite members of the Grammy-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for a lunch discussion regarding the similarities between leadership in an orchestra and leadership in any business organization.

Last Call for Summer Internship Funding Applications - Due April 24, 2013

Applications for Summer 2013 Internship Funding are due on WEDNESDAY, April 24th!  Materials are submitted online - click here for more information.

Learn more about Internship opportunities and resources from the many posts with the Internships label and this round up of successful internship search strategies.  Good luck!

Public Affairs and Public Policy Internships Brochure from Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College


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