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Public Program Recap: Student Lunch with Drew Cameron, Founder of the Combat Paper Project

Recently, the Rockefeller Center hosted a Student Lunch with Drew Cameron, artist, veteran environmentalist, and co-founder of the Combat Paper Project, on Tuesday, January 27. The event is summarized below.

Drew Cameron has been using an ancient technique to transform military uniforms into pieces of art. Cameron, whose love for paperworks began as a teenager, served in the US Army from 2000 to 2006. Since then, he has united his passion for papermaking with insight from his military background, sharing stories in the form of visual art.

Public Program Recap: "Lessons Learned in Ferguson and Their Implications for the Country" with Rev. Starsky Wilson

Recently, the Rockefeller Center sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Lecture at Dartmouth entitled "Lessons Learned in Ferguson and Their Implications for the Country" and presented by Rev. Starsky Wilson on Friday, January 16. The event is summarized below.

There were over 225 faculty, staff, students and community members in attendance at “Lessons Learned in Ferguson and Their Implications for the Country” with Rev. Starsky Wilson this past Friday evening. Co-sponsored by the Tucker Foundation, this public program was one of the many events taking place during the weekend-long Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Dartmouth College.

Public Program: Q&A with this year's Roger S. Aaron '64 Lecturer, Mark Tushnet

The William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Mark Tushnet is one of the leading theorists on constitutional law. He is the co-author of four casebooks and has written numerous books, including a two-volume work on the life of Justice Thurgood Marshall and, most recently, "Advanced Introduction to Comparative Constitutional Law," "In the Balance: The Roberts Court and the Future of Constitutional Law," "Why the Constitution Matters," and "Weak Courts, Strong Rights: Judicial Review and Social Welfare Rights in Comparative Perspective." He was President of the Association of American Law Schools in 2003. In 2002, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Before his talk this month for The Roger S. Aaron '64 Lecture entitled “Constitutional Review and a General ‘Right to Liberty’,” Courtney Wong ’15 sat down with Mark Tushnet for an interview.

 

 

Celebrating MLK - Faculty Panel: "We Were There...Dartmouth and the Civil Rights Movement" this Tuesday

The Rockefeller Center is a proud sponsor or co-sponsor of several events on campus that are part of the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

Please join us for the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Faculty Panel, “We Were There…Dartmouth and the Civil Rights Movement” in Rockefeller 003 at 4:30 pm this Tuesday, January 20.
 
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama. On March 25, 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators on a 54-mile march for the right to vote. For this year’s celebration of this momentous event, the Rockefeller Center will explore Dartmouth’s connections to the Civil Rights Movement. A faculty panel will discuss participation in the Movement as well as its lasting impacts on the social community of the College.

Public Program: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Lecture - "Lessons Learned in Ferguson and Their Implications for the Country" with Rev. Starsky Wilson

Please join us for the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Lecture, "Lessons Learned in Ferguson and Their Implications for the Country, presented by Rev. Starsky Wilson, in Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall, at 4:00 pm this Friday, January 16.

Join us next week as the MLK Jr Celebration continues with the faculty panel, "We Were There... Dartmouth and the Civil Rights Movement" in Rockefeller 003 at 4:30 pm on January 20.

America read about it in the newspaper and saw it unfold on television. The tragic events that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri this past year have incited a complex discussion about socioeconomic issues that are now at the forefront of national debate. Many agree that more conversations and changes need to happen, but where does one start?

Public Program: The Roger S. Aaron '64 Lecture - “Constitutional Review and a General ‘Right to Liberty’” with Mark Tushnet

Please join us for the Roger S. Aaron '64 Lecture, “Constitutional Review and a General ‘Right to Liberty,’” presented by Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, in Rockefeller 003 at 4:30 pm this Thursday, January 15.

Also join Mark Tushnet for a student lunch from 12:15 to 1:30 pm on January 15 in the Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center.

Much of today’s political discourse features debate over the scope of government authority, especially as it pertains to regulation of individual liberties. While some believe that government holds the constitutional authority to restrict individual expression and privacy, others contend that these are natural rights that the government cannot regulate. How should our government interpret the scope of its constitutional authority over individual rights in the context of today’s society?

 

 

Public Programs: Veterans Day Program Lecture - “International Environmental Security: What in the World is Worth Fighting For” with Dr. W. Chris King

Please join us for our Veterans Day Program Lecture, “International Environmental Security: What in the World is Worth Fighting For,” presented by Dr. W. Chris King, Dean at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, in Rockefeller 003 at 4:30 pm this Thursday, November 6.

After the talk, there will be a student dinner with Dr. King from 6:15 to 7:15 pm in Treasure Room, Baker Library. Register here for the dinner. 

Environmental security concerns itself with the human-induced changes to the Earth’s environment that threaten the peace and security of the world. Dr. W. Chris King, Dean at US Army Command and General Staff College, will discuss how environmental issues become security and defense concerns. Preventing future disasters and ensuring environmental security will be critical to securing peace, the existence of stable human conditions that provide for basic human dignity. 

John Broderick Named Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences has announced John T. Broderick, a former Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the first Warren B. Rudman chairman at UNH Law, as the Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor for 2014-2015. 

A former Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the first Warren B. Rudman chairman at UNH Law, John T. Broderick has dedicated almost his entire life to public service. He served on the New Hampshire Supreme Court for 15 years and was also appointed by President Bill Clinton to the Board of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), on which he served for 10 years. Broderick is the recipient of several honorary degrees, is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Hampshire Business & Industry Association. He was President of the New Hampshire Bar Association from 1990 to 1991 and also served as a litigation attorney.

Public Program: The Brooks Family Lecture - "The Coming Battles over Social Security" with Michael Astrue

Please join us for the Brooks Family Lecture presented by Michael Astrue entitled, “The Coming Battles over Social Security,” in Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall at 5:30 pm on October 27, 2014.

Social Security has remained a source of controversy as the United States considers how it can reconcile the program’s increasing costs with budgetary demands. The current gridlock raises questions as to how we can address disability and retirement in the United States. Additionally, it is important to discuss what will happen with Social Security looking forward.

Michael Astrue, the former Commissioner of Social Security, will discussing the implications of the insolvency of the disability trust fund in 2016 and the insolvency of the retirement and survivors trust fund in 2033. How will we fix disability? How will we fix retirement?

 

 

 

Public Program: Washington, DC Policy Speaker Series - "Was Bork Right about Judges?" with Judge Thomas Griffith

Please join us for the first public talk in the Washington, DC Policy Speaker Series.  Judge Griffith will present, “Was Bork Right about Judges?” in Rockefeller 003 at 4:30 pm on October 22, 2014.

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