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Jan 8, 2014
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January 6, 2014

Dickey Center Director Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon, senior director for the Middle East and North Africa at the United States National Security Council, have co-authored an op-ed in The New York Times warning that repression of Islamist in Egypt, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, could encourage radicalization in the region.

"The turn against the Brothers is a fateful error. Repression coupled with political exclusion has long been understood to drive radicalization, and the great hope of the Arab Spring was that the passing of the authoritarian...

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Jan 6, 2014

January 7, 2014

Two Dickey Center IGERT Fellows are featured in an article in Nature about science communication and Dartmouth's partnership with Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. The center will work with Dartmouth faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students on improving their skills in communicating their research, in part through the use of improvisation.

A handful of IGERT fellows took part in the training. Two graduate students in ecology and evolutionary biology, Jessica Trout-Haney and Christine Urbanowitz, describe how the...

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Dec 4, 2013

December 4, 2013

Joseph Singh ’14, of Toronto, Ontario, has been named a 2014 Rhodes Scholar, the oldest and most prestigious postgraduate academic award for international study. The Rhodes Scholarship pays all expenses for a graduate program at the University of Oxfordin England.

Singh has been deeply involved with Dickey Center programs since his first term on campus, when he was selected to participate in the year-long Great Issues Scholars program. Last summer he won a Dickey Center Class...

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Nov 9, 2013
Ehud Olmert

View Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's presentation on November 12, 2013, online.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who many say came as close as any politician to a peace agreement with the Palestinians, welcomed the opportunity to outline his thoughts on the prospects for peace amid the Arab Spring in a November 12 address at Dartmouth, “where so many heads of state and world leaders have visited before me.”

Daniel Benjamin,...

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Oct 24, 2013
carbon cycle dance in greenland

Read the story in Dartmouth Now, October 28, 2013

Witness the Arctic, a publication of the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S., Oct 23, 2013

Lee McDavid, Arctic Program Manager, Dartmouth College, Dickey Center for International Understanding...

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Oct 24, 2013

October 23, 2013 by

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Steve Coll, dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University and former Washington Post managing editor, welcomes the emphasis President Phil Hanlon ’77 places on the liberal arts as the foundation for success. Coll says that the ability to think across disciplines is vitally important in the quickly evolving world of journalism and new media.

Steve Coll won...

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Sep 27, 2013

Dartmouth Now 9/26/13

Daniel Benjamin, Director of the Dickey Center, and the U.S. State Department’s former top counterterrorism official, tells the Wall Street Journal that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inexperience may have prolonged the crisis.

“Part of...

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Aug 15, 2013

Posted August 6, 2013, Dartmouth Now.

In a blog entry for Scientific American, Tucker Oddleifson ’16, James Kennedy ’14, Rachel Margolese ’16, and Jingxi Li ’14—members of the Thayer School of Engineering student-led group Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering—write about working in Tanzania this summer to promote sustainable and cost-effective cooking fuel.

“After a year of working with briquettes, pyrolysis, and all things fuel back on campus, we are putting...

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Aug 7, 2013

Dartmouth Now (August 6, 2013)

In a Reuters story published by the Chicago Tribune, the reporter turns to Dickey Center Director Daniel Benjamin for a comment about the intercepted communication between al Qaeda leaders that led, in part, to the closing of many U.S. embassies in the Middle East and Africa.

Read the entire story in the...

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Jun 24, 2013

The research of Dickey Center's War and Peace Program Director Daryl Press, an associate professor government, is highlighted in a Boston Globe article on the effect ultimatums have on a nation's or leader's credibility.

Link to the Dartmouth Now and Boston Globe stories.

 

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