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Mini-Grants Experiences: Global China Connection Conference

Ningjie Cao '16 presenting on the Diao Yu Island debate.

At the end of the day, our conference was successful not because of quality of our presentations or the relevance of our printouts, but because of the diversity of its participants and their unique insight into the issues at hand.

With the help of the Rockefeller Center, we were able to bring together nearly 50 delegates from four different colleges and universities for a weekend of high-level foreign affairs discussions and policy debates. Among those that came were students from three different nations and a wide-array of family backgrounds, all of whom possessed insights and perspectives that were unique to their personal experiences and fields of study.

Q&A with Binta Brown (@batnib) on the Crusade for Social Justice Through the Law

 Binta Brown, a partner practicing corporate law at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, has noticed the growing gap between entrepreneurship and the obligation to help mankind. She believes that market solutions and business models can be harnessed to address humanitarian crises, and that private institutions have a responsibility for addressing public problems. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Truman National Security Fellow, her work has included advocating on behalf of women and girls, assisting with democratic institution-building and rule-of-law reforms, and engaging in other human rights matters throughout the world. Before presenting her talk, “Private Answers to Public Challenges,” Courtney Wong '15 sat down with Binta Brown for a brief interview. 

RBEL: Dartmouth Develops

The U.S. economy has had its share of ups and downs. Luckily, there is a solid group of entrepreneurs that use their aspirations and innovations to provide a reviving spark. They take the initiative to address business problems and fill certain niches with stronger enterprises. The Rockefeller Center is pleased to be welcoming back some of Dartmouth’s own alumni entrepreneurs who have shown that with a creative idea and a motivated work ethic, business ventures can succeed. They will speak to how Dartmouth helped them develop as entrepreneurs and how they have developed successful businesses of their own.
Panelists will include:

  • Bill Bender '78, Founder, SolaFlect Energy
  • Steven Reinitz '09, Co-founder, B.B.R. Medical Innovations, Inc.
  • Nick Taranto '06, Co-founder, Plated.com

Dartmouth’s George Philipose '15, RBEL Student Discussion Group Leader, will be the moderator. This event is planned and hosted by Rockefeller Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership (RBEL) Student Discussion Group.

Please join us for the Dartmouth Develops panel at Rockefeller 001 at 4:30 pm, April 18, 2013.

Q&A with Online Education Entrepreneur Chip Paucek of @2Uinc

Public Service Town Hall Event with Cokie Roberts of ABC News

Please join the Partnership for Public Service and Public Employees Roundtable at the third annual Public Service Town Hall on Monday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m.
Federal agency leaders will discuss the value of government service, how to communicate that value to the American people, and ways to support and motivate employees in this challenging and uncertain environment. 
  (By May 1)

MODERATOR

Cokie Roberts
Political Commentator
ABC News

ABOUT PUBLIC SERVICE RECOGNITION WEEK

Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW)May 5–11, 2013—is an annual celebration honoring the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. PSRW provides a unique opportunity for agencies to showcase the programs and services they provide and is time set aside for Americans to say thank you for the care and service government employees deliver on our behalf every day.

PRS Students Present Findings at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

William de Chatellus ‘16, Peter Kim ‘13, Michael Sanchez ‘13, and Michael Altamirano ‘13 testify before the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services in Concord, NH, on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.      


On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, four PRS students, Michael Sanchez '13, Michael Altamirano '13, Peter Kim '13, and William de Chatellus '16 from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, made a presentation in Concord, NH to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), including Commissioner Thomas Burack, Dartmouth Class of 1982, Craig Wright, Director of the Air Resources Division, and Michele Roberge, Administrator, Permitting and Environmental Health Bureau. 

Recent Media Mentions for Center's Policy Research Shop

The Rockefeller Center's Policy Research Shop has made recent headlines. Check out the following articles and reports about Dartmouth students' involvement in PRS and their most recent projects!   >>Dartmouth Now: Policy Research Shop Hits 100th Brief, Keeps on Going

"Even as control of the New Hampshire Statehouse has shifted between Democrats and Republicans, the work of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center’s Policy Research Shop (PRS) has remained a welcome source of thorough, non-partisan research for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle." 

>>New America Foundation: Pivot to Iceland Podcast

Binta Brown: "Private Answers to Public Challenges", at Rockefeller 003 at 4:30 pm, April 16, 2013

In our capitalist society, the race to ascend the economic ladder is oftentimes all encompassing. In this quest for money and power, however, are we forgetting the more important things in life? In a world where success and happiness are measured in dollar bills, the importance of human capital is being overlooked. 

Binta Brown, a partner practicing corporate law at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, has noticed the growing gap between entrepreneurship and the obligation to help out fellow humans. Her talk, “Private Answers to Public Challenges,” will discuss how people in positions of power have an obligation to promote public service. Humanitarian response is normally left to government policy responses or NGOs, suggesting that humanitarian disasters are the result of political failures. Binta Brown rebuts that market solutions and business models can be harnessed to address these humanitarian crises, and that private institutions have a responsibility for addressing public problems. 

Policy Research Shop Reaches Milestone: 100th (and 101st) Policy Briefs Produced by Dartmouth Students

On Tuesday, April 2, 2013, four students from the Policy Research Shop (PRS) of the Nelson A.

MLDP Recap: What Makes a Good Leader? with Professor Betsy Winslow ‘83


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 2nd, 2013, Professor Elizabeth Winslow ’83 spoke to the Rockefeller Center’s Management and Leadership Development Program. Professor Winslow is the Associate Director of the MBA Program and an adjunct assistant professor of business administration at the Tuck School of Business.

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