Visit the Rockefeller Center's web site for information about our public programs, student opportunities, and upcoming events.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

White House Internship Program - Spring 2012

A White House Internship provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

Application Deadline: Sept 11, 2011
Click HERE for more information. 
Questions or Concerns? Email:

Monday, May 30, 2011

2011-2012 Dartmouth-Oxford Exchange Orientation Dinner

2011-2012 Keble Attendees (from left to right): Yu'ao Wu, Sean Zhang, Elizabeth King, Jae Koo, Joshua Kornberg, Lindsay Brewer. Not pictured: Amy Zhang, Anuj Gupta, Kali Montecalvo, Sam Marullo, Austin Pogue, Larissa Russell

On Monday, May 16, students selected to attend Keble College Oxford in the 2011-2012 academic year talked with a past exchange participant over pizza. Brian Freeman '11 (a Fall 2009 Keble attendee) answered questions on academics, extracurriculars, and social life at Oxford.

Every fall, winter, and spring, the Rockefeller Center sends four students to study at Oxford University's Keble College. Students on the program take two courses in Government or Economics under Oxford's legendary tutorial system. Every summer, four Keble students spend a term at Dartmouth.

For more information on the Dartmouth-Oxford Exchange, visit our website or contact Professor Ron Shaiko (603-646-9146) or Jane DaSilva (603-646-2229). 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Professor Justin Ren Discusses a "Composite Measure of Quality" at Health Policy Faculty Workshop

On May 26, 2011, the Health Policy Faculty Workshop hosted Dr. Justin Ren, Associate Professor of Operations and Technology Management, Dean's Fellow, and Senior Fellow at the Health Policy Institute of the Boston University School of Management. In his presentation, "Composite Measure of Quality," Dr. Ren weighed the arguments for and against composite measures of quality, provided several methods for computing composite measures (some data-based, others model-based), and compared them with applications in the healthcare sector.

Health Policy Faculty Workshops are jointly sponsored by The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

For more information, please contact Caitlin Clapp or visit our website.

Friday, May 27, 2011

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

Fall European Parliament Internship
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 months
Application 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.
Wage/Salary: 1,300 Euros per month
Qualifications: Successful applicants will have proven research IT and organisational skills. Knowledge of French would be helpful but it is not essential. Must be in possession of a valid permit to stay in the European Union for the duration of the traineeship if they are not citizens of the EU.
Application Instructions: No later than July 1st, email cover letter and resume to:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Professor Colin Polsky Presents "Studying Suburban Lawns and Yards in Urban Geography" at Environment and Development Faculty Workshop

Professor Colin Polsky

On May 19, 2011, the Environment and Development Faculty Workshop hosted Dr. Colin Polsky, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Research & Active Pedagogy and an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. In his presentation, "Studying Suburban Lawns and Yards in Urban Geography," Dr. Polsky used the spread of land area devoted to residential lawns in the northern Boston suburbs to catalyze analysis of the social and environmental dimensions of the presence and management of suburban lawns.

The Environment and Development Workshop provides an interdisciplinary forum devoted to issues related to the interaction between human development and the environment. Since the environment is strongly influenced by the course of development worldwide, understanding changes to the global environment therefore requires an investigation of the social, political, economic, and cultural factors driving development. This workshop draws from various disciplinary backgrounds to advance knowledge in this important research area. The group has been convened by Christopher Sneddon, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Geography, and Sharlene L. Mollett, Assistant Professor of Geography, since 2003 with the assistance of Jane DaSilva of the Rockefeller Center for the Social Sciences.

For more information, visit our website.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Last Week of Rocky Student Discussion Groups for the Spring Term

The last week of Rocky student discussion groups is here for the term.  Your last chance to catch up with other students, talk about current issues in a casual environment, and have your favorite dinner items from Ramuntos.

Topics this week include:
  • Law, Life, and Leadership will host a discussion related to the 2012 Election on Monday, May 23rd at 6:30 PM in Morrison Commons.
  • First-Year Forum will meet on Tuesday night to chat about the topic "How Has Dartmouth Changed You?" at 6:30 PM in Morrison Commons.
  • Rocky VoxMasters will also meet on Tuesday night this week, at 6:30 PM in Rocky 209 - just in time to practice all those great tips during your upcoming presentations and speeches.  Don't miss out on co-leader Nicole Yunger Halpern's last session - she has been a constant with VoxMasters over the past few years.
  • PoliTALK will round things out by holding their last meeting on Thursday night at 6:30 PM in Morrison Commons.  They will be discussing issues related to the US Economy - and reporting their ideas and concerns as part of The White House's "Your Future, Your Solutions: 100 Roundtables with Young Americans" project.
We hope to see you at one (or more!) of these last group dinner discussions.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Training Opportunity: Eating Disorder Peer Advisor - Applications Due 6/1/11

EDPA (Eating Disorder Peer Advisors) Summer Training

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS during 10A - Beginning June 23rd

Participate in the 8 week training covering such varied topics as the physical and psychological impacts, to the roles media and socialization play regarding eating disorders. Emphasis on listening and advising skills.  EDPA trainees practice role play scenarios on how to help friends warranting concern, and how to advise others who are concerned about someone.

For more information or to get an application blitz EDPA OR download an application from their website.

Application deadline is Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Professor Jeff Larsen Presents "The Case for Mixed Emotions" at SPRIG Faculty Workshop

On May 17, 2011, the Social Psychology Research Interest Group (SPRIG) Faculty Workshop hosted Dr. Jeff Larsen, an Associate Professor and Director of the Experimental Psychology Division at Texas Tech University. He presented "The Case for Mixed Emotions" and fielded questions from faculty members.

The Social Psychology Research Interest Group (SPRIG) is an interdisciplinary workshop devoted to research on social behavior. It is supported by the Rockefeller Center and includes faculty and graduate students from Psychological and Brain Sciences, Sociology, Economics, the Tuck School of Business, the Dartmouth Medical School, Philosophy, Computer Science, and Government. These workshops are focused on empirical research devoted to understanding social behavior broadly defined. The group has been convened by Jay Hull, Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, since 2003 with the assistance of Jane DaSilva of the Rockefeller Center for the Social Sciences.

For more information, visit our website.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Apply to the Dartmouth Diversity Peer Program's Summer Leadership Retreat: 5/24/11 Deadline


Interested in learning more about DIVERSITY?
Want to make meaningful SOCIAL CHANGE?

Wish you knew more people who value SOCIAL JUSTICE?

Then apply to...
Dartmouth College's DIVERSITY PEER PROGRAM'S (DPP) -
Summer Leadership Retreat

July 1 - 3, 2011
Application deadline: Tues, May 24th, 2011

The Diversity Peer Program will empower student participants to utilize this training program to heighten awareness of diversity and social justice issues as well as create a path to action and change within the entire Dartmouth community and beyond.

The program examines six primary areas of diversity:

sexual orientation
religious difference
socioeconomic status

* Presented by the Office of Pluralism & Leadership (OPAL) *
Click HERE for more information.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Professor Kimberlyn McGrail Presents Case Study of Cost-Effective Healthcare at Health Policy Faculty Workshop

On May 13, 2011, the Health Policy Faculty Workshop hosted Dr. Kimberlyn McGrail, Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, Associate Director of the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Senior Researcher with Statistics Canada and Associate with the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation. Her talk was entitled, "How Do They Do That: What can we learn from Everett, Washington about improving quality and outcomes without increasing costs?"

Health Policy Faculty Workshops are jointly sponsored by The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

For more information, please contact Caitlin Clapp or visit our website.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Outreach & Marketing Position Available at Rising Minds - a grassroots NGO

Another outside career/internship opportunity for students and alumni to consider.  Do you have more opportunities that you'd like us to share?  Please contact Danielle Thompson.


Rising Minds is currently looking for 
a Director of Marketing and Outreach! 

About Rising Minds:
Rising Minds, a US-based 501c3 grassroots non-profit organization, mission is to bridge cultural, economic and developmental gaps through the integration of education, awareness, and action. We aim to inspire locally committed and globally active leaders through our empowering immersion experiences, proactive international partnerships, and personalized educational outreach.
Through our US-based educational events and presentations, programs and partnerships, as well as through our outreach efforts, Rising Minds is able to personalize complex global issues and inspire individuals to get involved in empowering work that is tailored to their specific capabilities, needs, and interests. Rising Minds’ international work always aims to inspire local U.S. involvement in global issues, bridging communities around the world and illuminating how our individual actions have an unmistakable impact on our global society.
After moving away from the United States, Rising Minds chose its second home in Guatemala due to it's historical involvement with the U.S. and the resulting complexity of community issues, as well as the presence of indigenous communities and the rising rate of tourists lacking access to this type of in-depth, customized, problem-solving and community work.
Rising Minds works in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala developing programs and partnerships aimed to improve international relations and support sustainable development. Rising Minds has two dominate international parts. We do small business and sustainable international development– providing on-the-ground developmental support to local initiatives to create greater incentives for sustainable business practices and community-involvement. Through our involvement we create dynamic and strategic sustainability plans to help local, community-beneficial initiatives become locally funded as opposed to dependent on foreign aid. Then, on a more global scale, we offer 3 types of programs to foreigners: Cultural Immersion, Cultural Exchange and Volunteer opportunities.  Through these programs we are actively bridging cultural, economic and developmental gaps. 

Position Description:

This past fall we were awarded two marketing grants– $5,000 through Wildfire and $10,000/month through Google. We are currently looking for someone to help address the needs of these grants through helping to create campaigns and landing pages, working with our google adwords team, supporting social networking outreach, and designing a strategic marketing plan for Rising Minds.

Location: Anywhere with internet access
Position Duration: Minimum of three months.
Hours per week: Hours are customized
Compensation: Unpaid
Desired Skills: 
  • Competency with Adobe Photoshop/Indesign/Illustrator
  • Understanding of html
  • Knowledge of Facebook Fan Page formatting/design
Desired Qualities: 
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and see a project through.
  • Reliable and communicative. 
  • Ability to see the big picture and execute the steps to get there.
  • Ability to excite and inspire so as to increase outside involvement.
  • Strong work-ethic.
  • Works well with others
Interested? Please send a cover letter and resume by email.

Monday, May 16, 2011

TODAY: Fundraiser for Grameen America and Hope Sings: 5-7pm Collis Commonground

Fundraiser for Grameen America and Hope Sings 
Date: Monday, May 16th (TODAY) 
Time: 5 - 7pm 
Location: Collis Commonground

On May 16, from 5:00 - 7:00pm in Collis Commonground, three Dartmouth acapella groups will be performing to raise money for two organizations, "Grameen America" and "Hope Sings." The head of Hope Sings, Beth Blatt, will be coming to speak about her organization. Dartmouth student Anna Pudimat '12 will also give a short talk about her experience of working for a microfinance non-profit for two months in Ghana last year.

Hope Sings writes and record songs that tell the story of real women around the world in developing countries, and thus raise awareness and funds for many microfinance partner organizations such as Kiva, FINCA, ACCION, and MicroPlace.

Grameen America is a microfinance non-profit organization that was founded in 2008 as a branch of Grameen Foundation, but has since become its own entity. Grameen America works towards alleviating poverty through microcredit: providing low-income people with small loans, savings accounts, and financial education. The eventual goal is long-term financial stability without the help of the organization. Grameen America has lent out $9 million since 2008 to over 4,000 borrowers in the United States, with a 99% repayment rate on these microloans.

Professor Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen, has famously said that "charity is no solution to poverty." Microfinance is not charity, but instead a system that gives low-income borrowers across the globe the opportunity for financial stability and a future of supporting themselves. Both Hope Sings and Grameen America are working towards spreading this mission worldwide.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

1st Annual National Intercollegiate Model Congress

1st Annual National Intercollegiate Model Congress

Location: Vanderbilt University 
Date: Spring 2012 

Vanderbilt University will be hosting the 1st annual National Intercollegiate Model Congress in the Spring of 2012. 

Students from across the country will write bills on issues that they are passionate about and engage in debates in a student-run mock legislature following proper parliamentary procedures. 

For students interested in government, politics, current events, and/or public policy, this is an incredible opportunity. 

If you are interested in learning more about the National Intercollegiate Model Congress, please visit HERE or contact Alexandra Zarecky from Vanderbilt. 

Friday, May 13, 2011

Management & Leadership Development Program Now Accepting Applications for 2011-2012

The Management Leadership Development Program (MLDP) focuses on management and leadership principals common to corporate, public, and not-for-profit sectors, enhancing participants' knowledge, experience and competency through weekly evening sessions.

These weekly sessions, led by guest speakers, cover targeted capacities related to: leadership theory; differences between management and leadership; public speaking and communication; persuasive writing; problem solving, decision-making and negotiation; analytical and critical thinking; facilitation; program management; and business etiquette. Common themes of global leadership, cultural competence, ethics, and public policy, unite the sessions.

MLDP is a prerequisite for students who wish to work as a Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistant or Student Discussion Group Leader, and is preferred when applying for Internship Funding or Rockefeller Center mini-grants.  Each session employs a variety of techniques, including lecture, small-group work, interactive role-plays, experiential learning, self-reflection, and assessment. Sessions are designed to facilitate connections with students' individual management goals and aspirations.

Applications for the Rockefeller Center's Fall 2011 Management & Leadership Development Program are due on Monday, May 16th. Complete the application online.

You can also apply now for a spot in the Winter 2012 or Spring 2012 group.


Questions? Email, or stop by the MLDP table at Collis from 3-7 PM on Friday, May 13th.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

2011-2012 Dartmouth-Oxford Exchange Participants Selected

The Rockefeller Center is excited to announce the list of students participating in the 2011-2012 Dartmouth-Oxford Exchange. Every term, the Rockefeller Center sends four students to study at Oxford University’s Keble College ( Students on the program take two courses in Government or Economics under Oxford’s legendary tutorial system.

Fall attendees (top row, left to right): Sean Zhang '13, Amy Zhang '13, Anuj Gupta '13, and Kali Montecalvo '13. Winter attendees (middle row, left to right): Sam Marullo '13, Austin Pogue '13, Jae Koo '11, and Elizabeth King '13. Spring attendees (bottom row, left to right): Yu’ao Wu '13, Joshua Kornberg '13, Larissa Russell '13, and Lindsay Brewer '13.
Elena Falloon ’11, who attended Keble in Fall 2009, says, “The tutorial system forced me to read critically, write with a strong thesis and possible counterarguments in mind and learn how to defend my work confidently and gracefully.” Students on the exchange are fully-integrated members of the Oxford community, living on-campus and participating in co-curricular and social activities.

For more information on the Dartmouth-Oxford Exchange, visit our website or contact Professor Ron Shaiko (603-646-9146) or Jane DaSilva (603-646-2229).

Careers in the US Foreign Service Panel: Thursday, 5/12 at noon

*Focus on Careers in the US Foreign Service*

w/ Ambassador Ross Wilson
and Career Diplomat Margo Squire

moderated by Ambassador Ken Yalowitz

THURSDAY, May 12th
12pm-1pm (panel & networking opportunity)
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In 2008, Ross Wilson completed three decades in the US Foreign Service, including six years as American ambassador to Turkey in 2005-08 and to Azerbaijan in 2000-03. Elsewhere overseas, he served at the US embassies in Moscow and Prague and was American Consul General in Melbourne, Australia. In Washington, Ambassador Wilson served as Chief of Staff for Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick in 2005. In 1997-2000, Ambassador Wilson served as Principal Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large and Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for the New Independent States (of the former Soviet Union).

A career Foreign Service Officer, Margo joined the U.S. Information Agency in 1984 and has served with USIA and the State Department in Munich, Moscow, Melbourne, Baku, Ankara and Washington. She has experience in public affairs, international broadcasting, educational exchanges, and management of USG assistance activities. She has also worked in the private sector and in NGOs. Margo is currently a Division Director in the Leadership and Management School at the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State.

Amb. Yalowitz is the current director of the John Sloan Dickey Center of International Understanding and retired from the US Department of State in 2001 after 36 years as career diplomat and member of the Senior Foreign Service. He served twice as a U. S. ambassador: to the Republic of Belarus from 1994-1997; and to Georgia from 1998-2001.

Join Ross and Margo to hear about their experiences within the US foreign service, and ask any questions you might have about pursuing a career as a diplomat!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

2011 Microfinance USA Conference: May 23-24 in New York City

Date: May 23-24, 2011 
Location: New York City

Microfinance USA is the conference where the nation's leading microfinance champions exchange ideas and information that set the agenda for the future of the field. Join the conversation with expert practitioners, top investors, and frontline researchers to explore and expand microfinance in the U.S.

With more than 200 speakers and over 40 panels, you can engage with a wide variety of topics and speakers!

Topics that will be discussed at this year's conference include:

  • What does “Microfinance” mean? - debating and defining our terminology
  • Savings: The future of Microfinance
  • Understanding the Underbanked Consumer and the Future of Financial Services.
Over two days, you can:

  • Network with leading practitioners and researchers in the U.S. microfinance field
  • Attend plenary sessions and panels led by the nation's leading microfinance voices.
  • Deepen your understanding of the challenges facing Microfinance Institutions through case-study analysis.
  • Experience microfinance first-hand by touring local microenterprises in New York.
  • Debate current microfinance topics during small group sessions and networking dinners.
  • Collaborate with young professionals across the country

Microfinancce USA 2010 Highlights

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Now Recruiting: United States Secret Service

The United States Secret Service is seeking highly qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds interested in a fast paced, challenging and rewarding career for our Special Agent, Uniformed Division Police Officer, Special Officer and Administrative, Professional and Technical positions. They are in search of the brightest and best-qualified undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional skills, experience backgrounds and cultural diversity for employment.

The United States Secret Service's complex dual mission includes two responsibilities, protection of our nation's leaders and criminal investigations. The protective mission includes protection of the President and Vice President of the United States; former Presidents; major Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates; visiting foreign heads of state; diplomats; and diplomatic facilities in the Washington, DC, area. Investigative responsibilities include counterfeiting, financial institution fraud, credit card fraud, bank fraud, computer crimes and identity theft.

Some of the other primary qualification requirements for the law enforcement positions are that applicants must successfully complete a written examination, and be at least 21 and less than 40 years old at the time of appointment. For special agents, you must be between the ages of 21 and 37 at the time of appointment. The Secret Service’s Administrative, Professional and Technical positions are not covered by the age requirements and have qualifications specific to each position. All positions require that applicants be United States citizens and successfully meet the requirements for a top secret security clearance. A complete description of position duties and qualifications may be viewed on their web site. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Leadership, Activism, and Economic Human Rights: May 9th at 5 PM, Top of the Hop

Monday, May 9, 2011
5:00 PM • Top of the Hop
"Leadership, Activism, and Economic Human Rights"

Cheri Honkala
Founder of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union (KWRU)

Cheri Honkala was a single mother collecting public assistance in Philadelphia when she founded the Kensington Welfare Rights Union (KWRU). After speaking with other mothers in her situation around North Philadelphia, she realized there was a need for community support and raising awareness on issues related to homelessness, affordable housing, and most importantly economic human rights. The KWRU was Honkala's effort to join the historic legacy of activists who have attempted to mobilize a mass movement by poor people in the United States so that they might make use of the political power they have by virtue of being US citizens.

Cheri Honkala's visit to Dartmouth has been organized by the Class of 2011 Rockefeller Leadership Fellows

This discussion will focus on Honkala's struggles as a leader in under-resourced conditions. As an organizer for welfare rights in the 1990s, Honkala was combating broad based political and social forces that had been coalescing since FDR first wrote federal welfare into law. By 1991, when she founded the organization, almost all of society had agreed it was time to "end welfare as we know it." Honkala will also discuss her emphasis on economic human rights as the foundational motivation for this movement, focusing primarily on the ways in which she attempted to add this concept of rights to the larger US consciousness of citizenship entitlements.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Boston’s Leadership Development and Civic Engagement Fair: Monday May 16th

Date: Monday, May 16, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: City Year National Headquarters, 287 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Are you looking for a professional development opportunity or a meaningful opportunity to build relationships with peers from across the city? Then join us at EPIP’s upcoming event showcasing Boston’s various Leadership Development and Civic Engagement Programs to be held at City Year on May 16, 2011. Boston offers a range of leadership development and civic engagement programs. 

Come hear first hand from the various types of programs in a career fair setting. Join representatives from the Arts & Business Council’s Business on Board program; Boston Cares’ Civic Leadership Institute; Boston Center for Community and Justice’s LeadBoston Program; Boston University’s Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership; the Environmental Leadership Program; the Future Boston Alliance; Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Program; Boston's Future Leaders; and, the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Emerging Leaders Program.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Urban Agriculture, Food Systems and Food Justice discussion with Mike Easterling: May 11th, 4-9pm

Pizza Night, Dinner Dialogue & Jam Session!
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 11th 4-9pm
Location: Dartmouth Organic Farm

Interested in Urban Agriculture, Food Systems & Food Justice?

Ever wanted to try pizza from the farm’s bread oven?

Just want to play music with one of the best drummers around?

Join Ecovores and the Dartmouth Organic Farm for a dinner dialogue on
Urban Agriculture, Food Systems, & Food Justice with Mike Easterling,
director of the Open Roads Institute.

4-5pm – Learn how to make homemade pizza in the farm’s bread oven

5-7pm – Dialogue on urban Ag, food systems and food justice.

7-9pm – Jam session!  Bring instruments!

At The Dartmouth Organic Farm
Rides leaving from behind Robo at 4 & 5 pm and returning at 7, 8 & 9pm

Sponsored by Ecovores, Dartmouth Organic Farm and COSO.

Michael Easterling is an artist and social entrepreneur with nearly twenty years of experience in the practice of community building and urban education. His core services are strategic planning, program development and project management for new initiatives and early-stage ventures. He has work has focused in the areas of arts-based education, urban agriculture
and local food systems.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Three Public Policy Courses at Dartmouth: Summer 2011 Preview

UPDATED 5/5/11 to include some of the guest speakers for PBPL 20, one of the summer 2011 courses mentioned below:
  • Judd Gregg - Former US Senator (R-NH)
  • Henry Paulson - Former Secretary of the Treasury
  • Robert Reich - Former Secretary of Labor
Every summer, bestselling author of Naked Economics and one-time Congressional candidate Professor Charles Wheelan '88 returns to Dartmouth to teach PBPL 40,
Economics of Public Policymaking, an engaging exposition of basic economic concepts and their application to public policy decisions. This summer, Professor Wheelan will be supplementing the always popular PBPL 40 with a new course, PBPL 20.

Visiting Professor Charles Wheelan ’88 teaching PBPL 40 in Summer 2010. See this article for a profile of Professor Wheelan. [Image source:]
PBPL 20, Contemporary Issues in American Politics and Public Policy, will feature guest instructors and speakers every week on policy issues expected to shape the 2012 election. Along with other topics, the course will touch on fiscal policy, health care, education, financial markets, immigration, trade, and energy. Dartmouth faculty members including Professor Andrew Samwick, Professor Bruce Sacerdote, Professor Deborah Brooks, Professor Dean Lacy, and President Jim Yong Kim have agreed to lead the course for a specific week. Invited speakers include U.S. Senators, prospective presidential candidates, and members of presidential administrations. Click here for the syllabus for PBPL 20.

Also this summer, Professor Dale Eickelman of the Anthropology Department will offer a cross-listed Public Policy class on Secrecy and Lying in Law, Society, and Politics. For more information on the three Summer 2011 Public Policy courses, email or call Professor Ron Shaiko (603-646-9146) or Jane DaSilva (603-646-2229).

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Conversation on Socialism and Capitalism: Tuesday May 3rd, 5:30 - 7 pm

The Dartmouth Multi-Faith Council Presents:


A conversation with Russell Rickford and Andrew Samwick

Part of a series exploring Civil Discourse - public, productive encounter of real difference.
All are welcome. Boloco Provided (come early.)

Tuesday May 3rd, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

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Sponsored by the William Jewett Tucker Foundation.


Russell Rickford is an Assistant Professor of History.

Andrew Samwick is the Sandra L. and Arthur L. Irving '72a, P'10 Professor of Economics, and the Director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Proteus Fund Diversity Fellowship - Deadline: May 6th

Proteus Fund is pleased to announce that applications for the 2011-2012 Diversity Fellowship are now being accepted.

Proteus Fund is a national grant making organization committed to advancing social justice through democracy, human rights and peace. The Diversity Fellowship complements Proteus' work in the areas of strategy development, research and fund management and our established partnerships with donors and foundations. Proteus believes that philanthropy is deepened when it is reflective of the perspectives, life experiences, and issues relevant to our diverse society and particularly of the organizations and constituencies that philanthropy serves. Although the racial and ethnic demographics of our society continue to change, professional staff and trustees at many foundations do not reflect this diversity. 

The Proteus Fund Diversity Fellowship seeks to increase diversity in philanthropy, meet the interest of emerging practitioners, help prepare them, and open doors for Black and African Americans, Latino/a and Hispanics, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans.

Candidates will be considered based on knowledge, commitment, experience and skills and will be placed at foundations in and around Boston and Western Massachusetts.

Applicants must currently reside in the United States and satisfy federal laws regarding employment eligibility verification.The application and a guide to frequently asked questions can be found on the Proteus Fund website. The application is due by 5pm on Friday, May 6, 2011. Those with further questions should contact Tammy Dowley-Blackman.