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Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig to give talk, "The New Hampshire Rebellion" on 1/9/14 @ 4:30 PM

As the first state in the nation to hold its presidential primary, New Hampshire holds special significance in the U.S. electoral process. While only a few delegates are selected in the primary, the election receives extensive media coverage and serves as a testing ground for candidates from both major parties. By setting a precedent for the rest of the primary season, how can New Hampshire voters influence the political climate in DC?
Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. In this talk, Professor Lessig describes how New Hampshire holds the key to forcing corruption reform on DC, if its citizens can be mobilized to act. He discusses the movement that has this aim - the New Hampshire Rebellion - and its strategy for success.

PRS Students Present on New Hampshire’s #Medicaid Managed Care Plan

PRS student Mark Sheridan ’15 testifies to various New Hampshire officials regarding the NH Medicaid Managed Care Plan on June 25, 2013, in Concord, New Hampshire.  PRS student Lorelei Yang ’15 was also presenting.


Mark Sheridan and Lorelei Yang from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop traveled to Concord on June 25, 2013 to present on the implementation of New Hampshire’s Medicaid managed care plan.  NH State Representative Laurie Harding and members of the NH Senate requested a report on the topic. 

Dartmouth to Host a Public Input Session on Proposed Rules to Federal Food Safety Law #fsma #vt #nh #ag

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Listening Session
 with officials from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
August 20, 2013 Alumni Hall Auditorium at the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College
9:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. 

Jointly hosted by
the NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food and the VT Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets. 

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a 2011 law to reform our nation’s food safety laws. FSMA aims to ensure that the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.  The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for implementing the law and has proposed two rules to begin this implementation.  As drafted, the two rules may have far reaching impacts that could threaten small farms in New England and our growing sector of farmers markets, co-ops, and other local food venues.

PRS Students Present Analysis of #NH Commerce Clause to the NH House Committee

On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, three students from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop at Dartmouth College traveled to Concord, NH to present a report to members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.  Earlier in the academic year, State Representative Carol McGuire (R, Merrimack) requested an analysis of Chapter 339 of New Hampshire’s Commerce Clause, targeting statutes that were out of date. 

PRS Students Present Siting Energy Research to New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

PRS students, Michael Sanchez '13 and Richard D'Amato '13 from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, present their research findings to Craig Wright, Director of the Air Resources Division and Michele Roberge, Administrator, Permitting and Environmental Health Bureau.

On Friday, June 7, Michael Sanchez '13 and Richard D'Amato '13 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 Craig Wright, Director of the Air Resources Division and Michele Roberge, Administrator, Permitting and Environmental Health Bureau.  Also present was a representative from the Office of Energy and Planning. 

PRS Students Present Analysis of IT Innovation Strategies to the City Manager of Lebanon, NH

PRS students Katie Schade ’13 and Don Casler ’14 pose with Greg Lewis, the City Manager of Lebanon.

On Friday, May 31, two students from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop at Dartmouth College traveled to Lebanon, New Hampshire to present a report to Greg Lewis, the City Manager of Lebanon.  Earlier in the academic year, Mr. Lewis requested an analysis that targeted strategies for IT innovation in local government.   The project initially began in Professor Margaret Post’s PBPL 48: Policy Analysis and Local Governance course.

6th Annual State of the State Poll Results Released #nhpolitics #fitn


The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center has completed its 6th Annual PDF iconNew Hampshire State of the State Poll (PDF) on Politics, Economic Issues, and Social Policies.

Highlights from the poll include the following: 

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. 

NH Governor John Lynch and State Senator Bob Odell Visit PBPL 45 Class

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012, New Hampshire Governor John Lynch (D) and NH State Senator Bob Odell (R) visited with students in Professor Ron Shaiko's PBPL 45: Introduction to Public Policy Research class.  Governor Lynch began the class with a discussion of two bills that became laws in New Hampshire in recent years through the efforts of the Governor.  Students were asked to identify stakeholders and to identify key sources of research and analysis that would shed light on the two issues:  1) raising the age of compulsory school attendance from 16 to 18, and 2) prohibiting the writing of text messages while driving.  These two case studies allowed the students to view the state policymaking process through the overtly political lens of Democrats and Republicans working in the legislature as well as to understand the role of objective policy research in the policy debate. Governor Lynch then responded to general questions about state government from the students.

NH Executive Councilor Ray Burton and Grafton County Commissioner Mike Cryans Visit PBPL 45 Class

On Tuesday evening, October 9, Ray Burton, one of five members of the New Hampshire Executive Council, and Mike Cryans, one of three members of the Grafton County Commission, met with students in Professor Ron Shaiko’s PBPL 45: Introduction to Public Policy Research class over dinner to discuss the unique characteristics of New Hampshire state, county, and local governments.  New Hampshire is unique in its establishment of the Executive Council or Governor’s Council.  The state does not have a lieutenant governor; rather it has a five-member council with powers far greater than those of lieutenant governors in other states.  Dating back to 1679 the Council was adapted from the privy council model in place under the British monarchy at that time.

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