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

Faculty Group Workshops

The Rockefeller Center sponsors faculty group workshops that encourage faculty members with a common interest in a particular policy issue to engage in research-based policy discussions on a regular basis. The primary organizers of workshops are the faculty groups listed below.

These workshops bring a variety of disciplinary perspectives to bear on a particular problem and foster a broader understanding of the theoretical and methodological issues involved in understanding the problem.

For more information, contact Jane DaSilva, program coordinator in the Curricular & Research Program Office at (603) 646-2229.

Dartmouth Archaeology Group

The Dartmouth Archaeology Group includes faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduates doing research. The group presents and discusses new research, policy, and current events impacting cultural heritage in the U.S. and internationally.

Archaeology, as the material study of the human past, intersects the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and offers a perspective on human societies and history that complements written records. The Dartmouth Archaeology Group sponsors 4-5 seminars and lectures during the term and occasional conferences and student presentations. The Group developed a team-taught undergraduate course, Who Owns the Past (ANTH 13/CLST 11.05), and provides information and guidance to students about archaeological field schools and research opportunities.

Workshop organizers are: Susan Ackerman, Preston H. Kelsey Professor of Religion and Chair, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Jesse Casana, associate professor of anthropology; Julie Hruby, assistant professor of classical studies; Deborah L. Nichols, William J. Bryant 1925 Professor of Anthropology and chair, Latino, Latin America, and Caribbean Studies, and Roger B. Ulrich, Ralph Butterfield Professor of Classical Studies.

Health Policy Group

A collaboration of faculty members from the Social Sciences, the Medical School, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, as well as administrators from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, the Health Policy Group organizes workshops that examine the impact of public policy on health care delivery, particularly the role of financial incentives in shaping medical practice.

Convened by Ellen Meara, Associate Professor, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and David Goodman, MD, MS, Professor of Pediatrics and of Health Policy, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and Director, Center for Health Policy Research.

Workshops are held at alternate locations from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm unless otherwise stated. Lunch is usually served.

International History Group

The Rockefeller Center has established the Dartmouth International History Group to bring together the several faculty members in the History, Government, and Economics departments who have a working interest in international history. International history is a growing area of scholarly inquiry that includes (but goes well beyond) the old field of diplomatic history. It is a field that examines the political, economic, intellectual, and cultural relationships and interactions between countries in the past, but provides an interdisciplinary historical perspective on issues of current concern, such as globalization, human rights, and regional conflict. The purpose of the group is to bring in scholars from other universities to speak on campus about issues of mutual interest. 

Conveners for this group are Leslie Butler, associate professor of history; Jeffrey Friedman, assistant professor of government; Edward Miller, associate professor of history; and William Wohlforth, the Daniel Webster Professor of Government.

Workshops are usually held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Class of 1930 Room unless otherwise noted.

International Relations/Foreign Policy Working Group

A joint enterprise with the John Sloan Dickey Center, the International Relations/Foreign Policy Working Group provides a venue for members to receive feedback on their manuscripts and to debate new work in the field of security studies.  

Convened by Stephen Brooks, associate professor of government.

Workshops are held from 3:00–4:30 p.m. at the Dickey Center, Class of 1957 Library, in 353 Haldeman Center.

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