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August 20, 2018 11:14AM
Perkins Bass 1934 article

This article is part of a series of articles honoring Dartmouth Alumni who have served in public office and demonstrated their commitment to the ideals of public service, leadership, and civic engagement.

The first time I encountered the Perkins Bass name was in the library, on a poster advertising an event featuring Kelly Ayotte, a former Senator and attorney general for New Hampshire. I didn’...

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August 17, 2018 3:49PM
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Mini-Grant recipient, Jesus Franco​ '20, shares his experience attending the Critical Ethnic Studies Conference at the University of British Columbia during the summer term. 

Attending the Critical Ethnic Studies Conference at the University of British Columbia was life-changing. This year’s conference theme was “Critical Insurrections: Decolonizing Difficulties, Activist Imaginaries, and Collective Possibilities.” My academic interests revolve around Latin American studies,...

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August 16, 2018 12:00AM
Olivia Bewley Internship

Olivia Bewley '19 interned at the United States Embassy in Rabat, Morocco in the Economics Section for the Winter 2018 term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

The Department of State uses embassies to further its own foreign policy goals abroad, but also to observe activities that other foreign missions are conducting. In addition, embassies house other agencies who work closely with those in the Foreign Service and have interests in the host nation. ...

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August 10, 2018 1:59PM
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During a visit to campus this summer, former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal ’91, gave a public lecture on “The Supreme Court and National Security Law” at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center. While on campus, Katyal also participated in a student dinner, where he touched on his time at Dartmouth, on his self-described “circuitous” career path, and on his values.

Currently the law professor at Georgetown University and a partner with Hogan Lovells, LLP, Katyal thinks that his time...

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August 09, 2018 9:16AM
Benny Adapon Senior Honors Thesis Grants

The Rockefeller Center Senior Honors Thesis Grants program provides funding of up to $1,000 for undergraduate students writing a senior honors thesis in the social sciences.

Benny Adapon ’19, an international student from Manila, Philippines, is an Associate Fellow with the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship conducting his senior honors thesis research in Geography.

Benny works in the fields of political ecology, geopolitics, critical development studies, and feminist care...

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August 07, 2018 12:00AM
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Hannah Pruitt '19 interned at the Brookings Institution for the Winter 2018 term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

The Brookings Institution is a nonpartisan think tank in Washington DC that conducts research and education in the social sciences, primarily in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and global economy and development. At Brookings, I worked in the Economic Policy department, specifically in the Center for Regulation...

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August 06, 2018 7:52AM
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New York Times journalist Somini Sengupta gave a public talk on “Lessons from the Existential Threats Beat: How the Rules of War Are Broken” at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy in April of this year. Readers familiar with Sengupta’s writing, recognize it for her unique drive to highlight the people impacted by global issues such as violent conflict, and in her talk she stressed the importance of hearing individual voices.

“Wars change the world order … but...

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August 03, 2018 3:34PM
Jordan Swett Senior Honors Thesis Grant Recipient

The Rockefeller Center Senior Honors Thesis Grants program provides funding of up to $1,000 for undergraduate students writing a senior honors thesis in the social sciences.

As an Environmental Studies major and Economics minor, Jordan Swett '19 is fascinated by the interplay between developing economies and environmental improvement, particularly the ways in which humans can improve their own livelihoods and the environment through sustainable development.

Jordan is currently...

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July 24, 2018 1:56PM
Fred Brown Class of 1903

This article is part of a series honoring Dartmouth Alumni who have served in public office and demonstrated their commitment to the ideals of public service, leadership, and civic engagement.

It is not often that a college dropout becomes a U.S. Attorney, governor, and United States Senator from the state where he or she grew up. Fred. H. Brown ’03, spent just one academic...

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July 17, 2018 12:00AM
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Ethan Fairbanks '19 interned at the New Hampshire Supreme Court for the Winter 2018 term. The following is an excerpt from his internship report.

From early January to the end of March 2018, I interned at the New Hampshire Supreme Court, located in Concord, NH. As the highest court in the Granite State, and the state’s only appellate court, the Supreme Court annually considers about eight hundred unique cases. Given the nature of the court and the number of cases heard each...

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