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

Public Programs

Public Program Preview: Keith Hennessey, The Brooks Family Lecture

Keith HennesseyFormer Director, National Economic Council
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
"The Size and Scope of Government in an Aging America"

Celebrate the Life and Legacy of MLK at Dartmouth Events 2011

The Rockefeller Center is a proud sponsor or co-sponsor of several events on campus that are part of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.  You can see the complete list of events and a post on Dartmouth Now with more information. 

In particular, we wanted to highlight the following:

Bruce Rauner '78 to speak about "Public Private Partnerships in Education Reform" on January 12th

UPDATE:  The Rauner lecture has been POSTPONED due to inclement weather.  An announcement about rescheduling will be posted here on the Rocky facebook page, our web site and on the posters around campus.  Please contact us with any questions, thanks.

The Winter term is underway, and this week The Rockefeller Center welcomes Dartmouth alum Bruce Rauner '78, as our first public program speaker of the winter term.  His talk, "Public Private Partnerships in Education Reform", will be held on Wednesday, January 12th at 4:30 PM in Room 3, Rockefeller Center.

For the most up to date information about Rockefeller Center public programs and co-sponsored events, please visit our web site.  The document below can also be printed out and shared with others.

Rockefeller Center Remembers Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Class of 1930 Fellow

Ambassador Holbrooke with students after a lunch discussion - November 12, 2008

The Rockefeller Center was pleased to host Ambassador Richard Holbrooke as a Class of 1930 Fellow in November 2008.  In honor of his dedicated service as a diplomat, we have uploaded the video of his public lecture, which can be found below and is part of our collection on YouTube

Rockefeller Center hosts Joshua Compton for Freespeaking Workshop

The Rockefeller Center selects a number of public speakers to give talks and lead workshops here at Dartmouth.  “Freespeaking: Speaking With (and Listening Up) Before Speaking Out”, led by Joshua Compton, was one of our numerous Fall 2010 programs.  This particular session was in support of the Dartmouth Centers Forum theme for the year "Speak Out! Listen Up!".  You can read an article about the event here and read a student summary from one of our discussion group leaders below.

What did you eat for dinner last night?

Beginning with this question, Dr. Joshua Compton led students on an unconventional quest for innovation. Compton, a Senior Lecturer in Speech at Dartmouth, directed a workshop entitled “Freespeaking: Speaking With (and Listening Up) Before Speaking Out.” The Rockefeller Center hosted the workshop on November 4th.

Slides Now Available from Jeffrey Sachs Public Program

The Rockefeller Center was pleased to present the talk "“Ending Poverty in Our Generation: Still Time if We Try” with Jeffrey Sachs on Wednesday, October 13, 2010.  More than 450 people filled the main lecture hall and several overflow seating areas for the public program.  You can read more about the event in this article published in The Dartmouth.

New Hampshire Budget Panel at Dartmouth - October 5, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Please join The Rockefeller Center and the Granite State Fair Tax Coalition at the upcoming New Hampshire Budget Panel.  The Panel, “Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is: New Hampshire's Priorities and Budget”, will take place on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 4:30 PM in 3 Rockefeller Center, on the Dartmouth campus in Hanover, NH.
The panel moderator, Richard Winters, is the Remsen Professor of Government at Dartmouth College.  Panelists will include:

Public Program Preview: Jeffrey Sachs, Class of 1930 Fellow

Jeffrey SachsDirector, Columbia University Earth Institute Ending Poverty in Our Generation: Still Time if We Try Wednesday, October 13, 20104:30 PM • Room 28, Silsby Hall  Class of 1930 Fellow Jeffrey D. Sachs, the director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University will be visiting campus this fall as the Center's Class of 1930 Fellow. Professor Sachs is one of the leading international economic advisors of his generation. For more than 20 years, he has been in the forefront of the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation, and enlightened globalization, promoting policies to help all parts of the world to benefit from expanding economic opportunities and wellbeing.  Sachs believes that ending extreme poverty is not a dream but a practical possibility.


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