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


Public Program: “Latin America and US National Security: The Policy Challenges Ahead” with Ambassador DeShazo this Thursday

Please join us for “Latin America and US National Security: The Policy Challenges Ahead” in Rockefeller 001 at 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 2.
Latin America serves as a crucial trade partner and diplomatic ally to the United States, but the region is also as the nation's largest supplier of illegal drugs and undocumented immigrants. The economic, cultural, and political issues generated by Latin America have never played a more important role in US foreign relations than they do today.

RGLP Recap: "Global Citizenship" with Dr. Gama Perucci

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Rockefeller Global Leadership Program (RGLP) through participant narratives. RGLP engages Dartmouth students who have demonstrated leadership skills and would like to extend these skills on a globally conscious level. In this program, students focus on and further develop international leadership competencies, which have become increasingly crucial in corporate, public and non-profit sectors today.

“What if we create our own country right here?” and “Will nations ever agree to open borders?” were some of the questions our guest speaker, Dr.  Gama Perruci, posed to my fellow RGLP participants and me at our Monday meeting.

MLDP Recap: "Catalyze" with Darin Eich

This ongoing series explores sessions of the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) through participant narratives. MLDP is a one-term program designed to develop citizen leaders among sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Dartmouth College. Led by expert guest speakers each week, sessions employ experiential teaching techniques to engage students through hands-on learning of core management and leadership skills.

Photo by Thanh V. Nguyen

Prior to my first week of MLDP, I was never fond of small talk. Conversations abo ut the weather at times seemed uninteresting. Whenever I talk to anyone, I constantly tried to determine what was important and what wasn't. As a result, I often stayed silent, leaving the other party confused and anxious.

DEN Innovation Center and New Venture Incubator Launch Party

The Dartmouth community is invited to the DEN Innovation Center and New Venture Incubator Launch Party on Wednesday, October 1st, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

The event is open to the public and the greater entrepreneurial ecosystem including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community.

Follow this link to register:

Rockefeller Center Funds Six Students for Fall 2014 Public Policy Internships

Did you know that we post a variety of internship opportunities for students to consider? Click here to see all posts related to internships. 

The Rockefeller Center is one of several centers at Dartmouth which grants funding support for unpaid internships to undergraduates. Rockefeller Public Policy Internship Grants are designed to enable students to work in an unpaid non-profit or governmental agency on issues of public policy research, public policy analysis, issue evaluation, or activities that help shape and determine public policy - whether at the local, state or national level. Grants of up to $4,000 are awarded to students through a competitive application and interview process each term. The deadline for Winter 2015 consideration is Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

Congratulations to the six interns working in a variety of host organizations and funded by the Rockefeller Center for Fall Term, 2014.

Public Program: Higher Education Policy Issues in the 21st Century with Zakiya Smith this Monday at 4:30 pm

Please join us for Zakiya Smith’s talk, “A Millennial’s Take on Emerging Higher Education Policy Issues in the 21st Century” in Rockefeller 003 at 4:30 pm on Monday, September 22nd.

In today’s economy, earning a post-secondary degree is essential to remain competitive. Out of all of the commentary surrounding higher education, college affordability remains at the forefront of discussion among college faculty and staff, journalists, and the government. The cost of higher education has skyrocketed in the US over the past few decades, and there have been many calls to improve its affordability. Recently, President Obama has announced plans to help everyone afford college by keeping costs down and improving financial aid. 

RBEL - The Oil & Gas Industry

The Rockefeller Business Entrepreneurship and Leadership (RBEL) group is an organization dedicated to promoting, fostering and encouraging relationships between Dartmouth alumni and undergraduates who share an interest in business.

If you're interested in learning more about the oil & gas industry, join RBEL on Wednesday, September 17th from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m in Room 209 at the Rockefeller Center for free Boloco and a great discussion!

Joining RBEL for this discussion on the Oil & Gas Industry are the following alumni.

John Turro '12
currently works on the land team at Nearburg Producing Company.  Previously, he worked at Morgan Stanley Investment Management in NYC for two years. Turro was a history major at Dartmouth and was co-captain of the Track and Field team.  He also worked at the Rockefeller Center and was the student coordinator for the Dartmouth Republican Debate in 2011.

Fall 2014 Rockefeller Center Direct Line - The Theory and Practice of Public Policy in the United States

The start of each term brings a direct line from Rockefeller Center Director Andrew Samwick.

With the arrival of the Fall Term, the faculty and staff of the Rockefeller Center welcomed the Class of 2018 to Dartmouth. Over the next four years, the curriculum and programs at the Center will engage them in the theory and practice of public policy. Public policy is relevant in all areas in which stakeholders are diffuse, problems are complex and interdisciplinary, and solutions must mobilize market and non-market resources.

2014 Constitution Day: Celebrate on September 18th at 4:30 pm with a talk by Professor Sargent

Participate in MLDP at Rocky - A few seats left for this fall - Register by this Thursday

Do you want what it takes to be an effective leader or manager?
Then register for the Management and Leadership Development Program!

We have a few seats left and we are still accepting registrations for the Fall term!
The program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Register by this Thursday (9/11) to be considered!

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