Social Change through Policy Summer Series

Every Thursday in July 2020 we arranged for a specialized virtual visit for prospective students interested in public policy as a substantive part of their college experience. These events were hosted by the Office of Admissions in partnership with Dartmouth's Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. Each session featured different Dartmouth faculty members and current students who will discuss their ongoing work around public policy. 


Social Change through Policy

Professor Russell Muirhead will provide an overview of the mission of the Rockefeller Center and have a discussion with a few students about the personal and professional growth they have experienced as a result of participating in curricular and co-curricular programs of the Rockefeller Center. (Recorded Thursday, July 9, 2020)


Experiential Learning at the Rockefeller Center: Bridging Our Curricular and Co-Curricular Programming

This session will focus on two of our core courses in the public policy minor curriculum—PBPL 5: Introduction to Public Policy and PBPL 45: Introduction to Public Policy Research—as well as two of our premier co-curricular programs that are linked to these two classes—The First-Year Fellows Program and the Class of 1964 Policy Research Shop. (Recorded July 16, 2020.)


Using the World to Understand Ourselves

Charles Wheelan discusses his class, the Global Practicum in Policy Leadership, which involves a different place and topic each year. Students study a topic during the fall quarter on campus, such as U.S. involvement in the Colombian peace process. At the end of the term, the class visits that country or region for two weeks to meet with policymakers, journalists, academics, and other experts who can share their experiences. The goal is to learn about important international topics but also to bring back lessons that are applicable to other policy settings, domestic or international. (Recorded July 23, 2020.)


Student Experiences in Public Policy and Leadership

Sadhana Hall, Deputy Director, will begin this session outlining the relationship between public policy and leadership. Program Officers who manage the Center's programs will then engage in a lively discussion with students about how these programs build leadership skills and competencies. (Recorded July 30, 2020)