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


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.  

MLDP Recap: Students Explore Meaning and Significance of Leadership with 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 Tuesday September 18, Betsy Winslow ’83, Associate Director of the MBA Program at the Tuck School of Business and Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Administration, graciously lectured as a guest speaker to the students of the Management and Leadership Development Program. The session, entitled “What Makes a Good Leader?” explored the meaning and significance of leadership, as well as the skills required to lead effectively.

Leadership Conferences This Fall: Collegiate EmPowerment

Looking for a high quality & cost effective Leadership Conference for students this fall? Check out the Collegiate EmPowerment Conferences:

OHIO Region: Sat, September 22nd
PHILADELPHIA Region: Sat, September 29th

THE COLLEGIATE EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE IS A HIGH-ENERGY, INTERACTIVE, AND UNIQUELY ENGAGING EXPERIENCE for top student leaders, programmers, executive boards, and advisors. This conference focuses on real-time learning and action to support your leadership and organizational development. The goal is to drive greater impact on campus.

THIS EXPERIENCE IS DESIGNED BY MASTER FACILITATORS, BUT DEFINED BY YOU. This journey is about what’s possible. We will work as a team to achieve your goals through a commitment to clarity, strategy, action, and of course, accountability. The conference will be great, but what happens after the conference is much more important to us. That’s why each session blends the elements of a great Collegiate EmPowerment seminar with the team discussion of a workshop – it’s all about application.

Management and Leadership Development Program Completes its Third Year at Dartmouth

With the conclusion of the 2011-2012 academic year, over 350 students have now participated the Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) since the inception of the program three years ago.
Most recently during this academic year, 112 students participated in the program with 76 students completing the program requirements.  Participants of the program gain knowledge and practice skills in multiple aspects of management and leadership, including workplace writing skills, presentation design, problem solving and negotiation techniques, cultural competency, group facilitation skills, strategic planning and more.  

Adventures in Leadership: Developing High Functioning Teams Workshop with Dartmouth Outing Club Offered Saturday 4/28 at 12:30 PM - Sign Up NOW!

You have a map, compass, and several team members who you’ve never met in this outdoor workshop.  Are you up for the challenge?

Developing High Functioning TeamsSaturday, April 28th12:30 pm – 4:30 pmCo-sponsored with the Dartmouth Outing Club
Join us for this adventure where your goal will be to organize yourselves as quickly as possible, bring together your expertise, and beat the other teams in a race to find all of the clues.  Go with speed or use your wits, it’s your choice!  How you organize yourselves, pool together your knowledge, and work together will result in whether you’re able to outsmart and outstrategize your opponents.    Interested?  Click here to learn more and sign up for the workshop, or use the button below. 
* Highly encouraged for anyone looking to practice and apply their leadership and management skills in a novel setting. *

Several Spring Term Public Policy Courses Available - Includes Health Policy, Leadership and more

Looking for a spring course?  Consider one of the Center's public policy offerings below.

Brand New PUBLIC POLICY COURSE – Spring ‘12!
PBPL 10: Statistical Analysis for Public PolicyProfessor Benjamin Cole, 12S:10A

Public policy analysis involves quantitative methods and statistical methods in particular. PBPL 10 introduces students to basic statistical techniques and to the statistical software package, STATA, with a heavy emphasis on application, from the initial stages of data exploration to presentation of results. Coursework will involve “real world” policies and problems and will utilize existing datasets from the public policy sphere. The course will also consider research design and the ethics of quantitative policy research. Because of the large overlap in material covered, no student may receive credit for more than one of the courses Public Policy 10, Economics 10, Government 10, Mathematics 10, Psychology 10, Mathematics and Social Sciences 15, or Sociology 10 except by special petition. Dist: QDS

Also Available:

NEW Winter 2012 Public Policy Course Now Available for Enrollment

It's time for Winter 2012 course selection!  We are happy to announce a brand new offering: 

PBPL 52: Leadership in Political Institutions
Professor Linda Fowler, 12W:2A
This course explores how political leaders in the U.S. reconcile the constraints of public office with the opportunities to make major changes in society. Drawing from diverse materials on the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, the course explores the following questions: How does leadership differ in the public and private spheres? What personal skills and attributes affect the success or failure of leaders of political institutions? What criteria do/should citizens apply to public leaders? How do political context and historical contingency shape institutional leadership? Dist: SOC; WCult: W.

Looking for a Spring 2011 Public Policy Course? Explore Law, Health Policy, or Leadership

PBPL 26: Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Professor Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH, 11S: 10

Health care in the United States costs more than in other countries, but is it better? Answering this question requires understanding a wide range of subjects, including the pathophysiology of disease, clinical decision making, epidemiology, and public policy. This course provides an introduction to these tools. We will also consider additional questions: Is more screening & early diagnosis the best way to stay healthy? Does more treatment always help people feel better? And how has the "Dartmouth School" of health policy contributed to the debate? Dist: SOC; WCult: W.

PBPL 28/GOVT 30.03: Law, Courts and Public Policy
Professors Serena Laws and David Glick, 11S: 2A


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