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

Politics and Government

Participate in the #EconDebate Discussion: Text Polls

Let your voice be heard.

Two different questions out there for you to respond to related to the Republican Presidential Debate tonight.  Both polls are hosted by Bloomberg and are open to everyone - not just Dartmouth students and Upper Valley community.

  • Text "Poll" to 36500 to participate in the first poll.  [We suggest that you submit your response to this question before moving to the next.]
  • Text "Debate" to 36500 to participate in the second poll.

* standard SMS text message rates apply *

What traits are you looking for in a US President? Live Online Event with Prof. Shaiko

Join Professor Ron Shaiko on the Dartmouth Facebook page TODAY (October 10, 2011) from 2 - 4 PM as he answers YOUR questions live. 

Watch the video, and "Ask Dartmouth" your thoughts related to the upcoming #econdebate and presidential election cycle.

Why are so many Americans disappointed in the way elected officials are handling their jobs in Washington?

As the summer term winds down, so does the Leading Voices in Policy and Politics lecture series.  The final speaker will be Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of the Gallup Poll, who will speak about what average Americans are saying about how politicians are doing their jobs.

See what Mr. Newport has to say about his upcoming appearance in Hanover:

This is a great opportunity to hear about the polls and punditry that is making the rounds again here in New Hampshire leading up to the "First in the Nation" primaries.

We hope to see you at Dartmouth, in the Hopkins Center's Moore Theater, on August 23rd at 4:30 p.m for Frank Newport's "Leading Voices" lecture: 
"Polls, Politics, and Democracy."

What Do Six Alumni in Congress Have to Say About their Dartmouth Experience and Public Service?

Today, students from the Public Policy 20 course "Contemporary Issues in American Politics and Public Policy" welcomed Senator Rob Portman ’78 (R-Ohio) for a guest lecture.  Portman is one of six alumni who are current members of the United States Congress.  These alums were recently interviewed by ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper '91 in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine

A fascinating glimpse into the lives of these Dartmouth public servants, we encourage you to review the entire article online or in the print magazine.  Below you can read a few of our favorite quotes that you will find only in the online edition.

We look forward to continuing to bring you exclusive looks into the lives of Dartmouth alumni who are active in politics, civic life, and public policy.  If you have suggestions for us to consider, please let us know in the comment section.

Public Policy 20 Students Discuss Politics with Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani at Dartmouth
Originally uploaded by Dartmouth FlickrThe Former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, spoke with Dartmouth students today. Government Professor Deb Brooks is seen here with Mr. Giuliani at a discussion over lunch in the Class of 1930 Room here at The Rockefeller Center.

If you would like more information about the Leading Voices in Politics and Policy Summer Lecture Series, please visit our web site.

Panel and BBQ on June 29: How Does National Health Policy Affect Local Hospitals?

*** PROGRAM UPDATE:  A couple of updates to today's event - due to the threat of rain, the event will be held in the rain location -- Hinman Forum (atrium area) of the Rockefeller Center.  Also, Ms. Formella will not be able to join us for the event. Tina Naimie, Vice President of Corporate Finance for Dartmouth-Hitchcock, will take her place on the panel.  Stinsons BBQ still available at 5 PM in the Rocky Overhang area near the Center's front entrance. ***

The 2010-2011 First-Year Fellows and the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth are pleased to present the following panel and BBQ to kick off summer programming.  We hope that you can join us!

Judd Gregg, Tim Geithner Open Dartmouth Politics and Policy Summer Lecture Series This Week

We hope that you will be taking advantage of the American Policy and Politics experts that will be participating the "Leading Voices in Politics and Policy" lecture series this summer.  The series begins this week with talks by Judd Gregg and Tim Geithner.

Judd Gregg, a former Republican U.S. senator and congressman, representing New Hampshire, who also served two terms as governor of New Hampshire, and has dedicated more than three decades of his life to public service will start the lecture series. Watch the lecture live on Dartmouth's YouTube channel Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ET or in person at Moore Theatre in the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

Looking for an European Fall internship? Application deadline: July 1st

Fall European Parliament Internship

Office of William (The Earl of) Dartmouth MEP

Location: European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg

Note: William Dartmouth is a direct descendant of the Second Earl of Dartmouth, for whom Dartmouth College is named.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Employment Start Date: Sept. 16
Duration of internship: 1-3 monthsApplication deadline: July 1st, 2011

The internship offers a chance to experience the day to day operation of an MEP's office in the European Parliament, from experience in EU legislation, the work of the European Parliament to drafting speeches and press releases. An important task will be research particularly relating to the International Trade Committee of which William (The Earl of) Dartmouth is a Member and also the Coordinator for his political Group. There will also be some work related to the Foreign Affairs Committee.

What are NH Voters Thinking About? Dartmouth Students Complete 2011 Rockefeller Center State of the State Poll

Rockefeller Center Completes 4th Annual New Hampshire State of the State Poll on Politics, Economic Issues, and Social Policies.


During the week of April 11-14, 2011, more than three dozen students from The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College conducted the 4th Annual Rockefeller Center State of the State Poll, a telephone survey of registered voters in New Hampshire. Drawn from a statewide data base of New Hampshire registered voters, the sample survey respondents were asked a wide range of questions relating to the current political, economic, and social state of affairs in New Hampshire and the country as a whole. 

Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress Fellowship 2011-2012 - Dartmouth Deadline March 1, 2011

Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress Fellows attend two events each year in Washington, D.C., with expenses paid, and write a research paper over the course of the winter, working with a faculty member and an identified expert in the field.

This program offers a junior or senior a unique year-long opportunity to study the U.S Presidency, the public policymaking process, and our Chief Executive's relations with Congress, allies, the media, and the American public.  One student from Dartmouth College will be selected to participate each year.

For Juniors graduating in 2013 or Seniors graduating in 2012, the deadline is:
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Applications are available online.  You may either email your completed application to Jane DaSilva or deliver to Rockefeller Hall, Rm 203 by 4:00 pm.

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