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Apply Now to be part of the Rockefeller Global Leadership Program by Sunday, Feb. 23rd!

The Rockefeller Center's Global Leadership Program engages Dartmouth students who have demonstrated leadership skills and would like to extend these skills on a globally conscious level. In this program, students will focus on and further develop international leadership competencies, which have become increasingly crucial in corporate, public and non-profit sectors today. 

Once a week throughout spring term, a carefully selected group of students will have the opportunity to explore the topics of cultural identity and leadership in-depth and also gain first-hand experience in cross-cultural communication. These students will develop a comprehensive understanding of leadership in a global context through a multitude of small group and individual activities, including scenario act-outs, country analysis, group presentations, and themed discussions. These important cross-cultural leadership skills have proven to be practical in many Dartmouth students' internships abroad, international volunteering experiences, and research positions. 

Some of the modules include:

PBPL 85: Global Policy Leadership, "Economic Reform in India," Has Released Its Final Report

To read the entire PBPL 85 report regarding economic reform in India on SlideShare, please click here.

The students in Public Policy 85, the inaugural Practicum in Global Policy Leadership, have delivered their final report with prescriptions for economic reform in India. The memo lays out a series of highly detailed recommendations ranging from introducing a national Goods and Services Tax (GST) to making significant new investments in education and infrastructure. The memo was written collaboratively by the 12 students participating in the course as a hypothetical “white paper” that could serve as an economic blueprint for the next Indian government. (There will be national elections in 2014.)

Jonathan Shrier '85 Speaks on the Obama Administration's Commitment to Global Food Security

Jonathan Shrier ’85, deputy coordinator for the U.S. Feed the Future initiative, visited campus last week to speak about the Obama administration’s commitment to tackling global food security. In the wake of the 2008 food crisis that triggered riots in over 30 capital cities worldwide, donor nations are turning their attention to agricultural development, an issue that had long been neglected on the international community’s agenda.

Recap: The Student Forum on Global Learning, an MLK Day Celebration Event

  As part of MLDP, we encourage student participants to attend other Rockefeller Center programs in order to enrich their Dartmouth experience. On this occasion, Maureen Mentrek '16 attended the Annual Student Forum on Global Learning which was sponsored by the Rockefeller Center, and we invited her to write a guest blog post discussing her experiences.
On Monday January 20th, Dartmouth held multiple events to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One such event was the fifth annual Student Forum on Global Learning. The day began with a keynote address given by President Phil Hanlon. The forum then broke into multiple student-led presentations to explore global and cross-cultural learning experiences that students had had through internships, fellowships, research, and study abroad programs. I attended three such presentations, each of which forced me to reevaluate my view of the global community in which we live. 

Rockefeller Center Students Share Experiences from India Class Trip During Winter Break

Students in Public Policy 85, Global Policy Leadership: Economic Reform in India, have been documenting their experience off-campus.  Public Policy 85 is designed to provide real world international policy experience.

Twelve rising juniors and seniors were selected to study the 2013 topic: economic reform in India. During the fall term of 2013, the participating students studied this topic in depth, as they would for any other Dartmouth class.

The unique aspect of the course is that at end of the fall quarter the 12 students and Senior Lecturer Charles Wheelan '88 travelled to India, where they have spent two weeks meeting with local policy leaders: politicians, academics, journalists, business leaders, U.S. diplomats, and other experts "on the ground" who can help to inform their topic of study.

At the conclusion of the international visit in December, the participating students are responsible for producing a single collaborative 30-40 page briefing memo with specific policy recommendations.

Higher Education’s Social Responsibilities & Its Relations with Society and Business Community: Report from First Annual Summer Palace Forum

The Rockefeller Center is led by talented staff and faculty, whose expertise is often called upon to speak at events large and small.  The Center's Deputy Director, Sadhana Hall, was a featured speaker at a new conference in China during the summer of 2013.  Read on for takeaways and highlights.

On June 29-30, 2013, the University of International Relations’ Center for International Strategy and Security Studies and Marietta College’s China Institute and McDonough Leadership Center co-sponsored the First Annual Summer Palace Forum in Beijing, China. Forum speakers and participants discussed the relationship between higher education, the promotion of social responsibility, and the preparation of students for the workplace. Forum organizers included speakers from Marietta College, Harvard Business School, Princeton University, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College and leaders of major Chinese enterprises.

Trevelyan Wing ’13 Selected as a US delegate to the UN Global Youth Summit

Trevelyan Wing '13 has recently been selected by the U.S. State Department as a delegate to the UN Global Youth Summit in Costa Rica this September.  The Summit will bring together 500 young people from around the world to discuss global priorities and challenges, and contribute their voices as world leaders prepare to determine the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda. The Summit will produce a policy statement that will be presented by the President of Costa Rica to the UN General Assembly at the end of September.

With a passion to pursue a career in international affairs, Trevelyan has participated in several programs at the Rockefeller Center. He was a Small Group Facilitator for the Management and Leadership Development Program and was supported by Rocky for his Fall 2011 internship at the US Department of State in Paris, France.

Congratulations from the Rockefeller Center, Trevelyan!

Internships 101: New Dickey Center Video Series with Tips for Traveling Abroad

Written by Student Program Assistant Brandon DeBot ’14 and Rockefeller Center Staff, the following is a post to help to provide resources about performing an internship while abroad. Though this post was written with Dartmouth College students in mind, it's advice that anyone traveling abroad can reference. Think about the equivalent office, department or academic center on your campus.
So you’ve lined up your dream internship overseas - now all you have to do is get there.  How much should you pack?  Who should you contact before leaving?  Above all, what can you do to best ensure you remain safe abroad? 

NEW Public Policy Course: Study Global Policy Leadership at Dartmouth, and in India: Info Session 2/28 at 4:30 PM

Practicum in Global Policy LeadershipPublic Policy 85: Economic Reform in India

Public Policy 85 is designed to provide real world international policy experience for a select group of students engaged with the Rockefeller Center.  Twelve rising juniors and seniors will be selected to study our 2013 topic:  economic reform in India.  

During the fall term of ‘13, the participating students will study this topic in depth, as they would for any other Dartmouth class.  The unique aspect of the course is that at end of the fall term the 12 students and Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow Charles Wheelan ’88 will travel to India, where they will spend two weeks meeting with local policy leaders:  politicians, academics, journalists, business leaders, U.S. diplomats, and other experts “on the ground” who can help to inform their topic of study.  

Mini Grant Recap: The Paganucci Fellows' Trip to Liberia

The ProjectThe Paganucci Fellows social impact consulting project this year was to develop an expansion strategy for the Global Grassroots eAcademy for Social Change, a web-based social innovation platform. The eAcademy is tailored toward early-stage, grassroots social change agents who are interested in starting their own non-governmental or civil society organizations to address social issues in their communities. Global Grassroots has developed a beta version of the eAcademy and is about to wrap up the first round of pilot testing with pilot users in 10 countries which The modules are delivered entirely online.


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