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

Co-Sponsored Events

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.

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)


Cokie Roberts
Political Commentator
ABC News


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.

MLDP Recap: 2012 Pollapollooza with Kate Phillips

Read an MLDP Participant’s account of a campus lecture co-sponsored by ISTS, the Dartmouth Institute for Health Care Policy & Clinical Practice, the Departments of Film & Media Studies and Sociology, and the Rockefeller Center. For more information, about MLDP, click here

On the 27th of February, Dartmouth College invited Kate Phillips, the New York Times 2012 Polling Editor, to campus to give a public lecture on polling, politics, and elections. 

Leadership in Greek Houses Training (LIGHT) Event a Success!

Read a recap about a student-led initiative below called LIGHT, an idea conceptualized and promoted in Fall 2012 through the Management and Leadership Development Program that earned funding and support from the Rockefeller Center as a part of a “Call for Proposals” competitive application process.  This panel discussion and workshop was carried out on February 18, 2013.  The LIGHT planning team was made up of MLDP participants in Fall 2012: Lucas Katler ‘15, Nikita Sachdeva ‘15, Meredith Sweeney ‘14, Tianhao Xu ‘14, and Eric Yang ‘14. For more information, about MLDP, click here.

Rocky Students to Present at 4th Annual Dartmouth Student Forum on Global Learning

On Monday, January 21st, the 4th Annual Student Forum on Global Learning, co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Center, will take place as part of Dartmouth’s celebration of MLK Day. Many students presenting at the have been involved in Rockefeller Center programs.

For more information about the Student Forum on Global Learning, including the complete schedule of presentations, click here.

Two current Rockefeller Leadership Fellows, Mahmud Johnson ’13 and Sarah-Marie Hopf ’13, will present at the Student Forum. Johnson also participated in Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) during Spring 2011 and was a Rockefeller Center-funded intern in the Summer of 2011. Hopf participated in MLDP during Fall 2010.


With Casual Thursday, Improv to the People, and Sit-Down Tragedy Featuring Pakistani Comedians Danish Ali and Ali Gul PirWednesday, November 7, 8:30 PM  Hinman Forum, Rockefeller Center

The Capitol Steps Come to Hanover: Student Summary

We encourage students to submit summaries of Rockefeller Center sponsored and co-sponsored programs.  Read a student's account of a recent campus performance by The Capitol Steps.

With a show full of bipartisan mockery and well-timed satire in the midst of an election season, The Capitol Steps performed two shows at the Hopkins Center on Wednesday, October 2. The Capitol Steps is a politically themed musical comedy group that got its start in the Reagan era as a group of Senate staffers poking fun at their bosses. The staffers were tasked with providing entertainment at an office Christmas party, and decided on political satire over a nativity play. The troupe decided not to stop after this, and adopted their name from a sex scandal that occurred in 1981 when a congressman had sex with his wife on the capitol steps during a nighttime session of Congress.

Military Service and National Obligation: A Symposium - October 5-6, 2012

This symposium will give the Dartmouth community an opportunity to reflect on the evolving meaning of military service in the United States
Friday & Saturday • 5-6 October 2012October 5 events will take place in Filene Auditorium and the October 6 program will be held in L02 Carson Hall.
This two-day symposium will engage some of the central themes of President Emeritus James Wright's new book Those Who Have Borne The Battle: A History of America's Wars and Those Who Fought Them (PublicAffairs, a member of Perseus Books, 2012). A group of Dartmouth scholars from the History, English, Classics, and Government departments will present papers addressing the historical development of armed service, providing examples from both within and beyond the United States.

Careers in Government: Alumni Panel

Careers in Government: Alumni Panel
Monday, August 13
4:30-6:00 pm
Haldeman 041

More info/ RSVP: Click here

Join us to learn about the variety of paths that can lead you to a career in government! Hear valuable insights from Dartmouth alums about internships, diverse paths within the field,  and advice about getting your foot in the door.

Panelists Include:

Stuart Reed ’08, Council on Foreign Relations

Sasha Rogers ’05, Office of Management & Budget

Nik Steinberg ’02, Human Rights Watch
Matt McKnight ’05, Indus Growth Partners

Meredith Wilson-Chang ’07, Defense Intelligence Agency

Moderated by Government Professor, Brian Greenhill

EVENT IS SPONSORED BY: Dickey Center for International Understanding, Department of Government, Rockefeller Center, & Career Services

Join us on Tuesday, 7/24 at 1 PM for "Using the Arts for Political Commentary, Advocacy, and Social Justice"

As Dartmouth celebrates the "Year of the Arts", the Rockefeller Center looks to explore the intersection of the arts and political commentary, advocacy, and social justice.  Please join us for a pre-performance event with the FLOCK Dance Troupe.

Tuesday, July 24th
1 PM
Collis Patio (Rain location: One Wheelock, inside Collis)
Lou's cookies and lemonade

This open discussion will be an opportunity to meet with the director and student dancers of the FLOCK Dance Troupe, who will be performing "WIRED" on the Green the following evening. Delve into WIRED's storyline and the themes of consumption, the media, the Occupy Movement, and our place as human beings in the natural order of life on earth, and explore how to "get the message out" through the arts.


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