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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.

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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.

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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.

 

May 30, 2013

In an opinion piece published May 29, 2013, in The New Republic, Dickey Center Director Daniel Benjamin responds to criticism of President Obama's recent speech at the National Defense University and assesses gains made in fighting terrorism.

In "Credit Where It's Due: If Anything, Obama Understates Our Progress Against Terrorism," Benjamin comments on the "overheated" sentiments of some Republicans towards President Obama's assertion that almost twelve years since 9/11, it is time to change tactics. Although the threat remains, Benjamin agrees with Obama's argument...

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May 15, 2013

Report Calls for Action in Advance of Arctic Council's May 15, 2013 Meeting

A Euro-Atlantic Action Plan for Cooperation and Enhanced Arctic Security (pdf)

Media contact: John Cramer | [email protected] | 603-646-9130

HANOVER, N.H. – May 13, 2013 – Arctic Council nations, which border the planet’s rapidly changing northern region, should urgently adopt shipping rules, improve safeguards against...

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Apr 23, 2013

Seventeen Dartmouth students and alumni have received prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF) for 2014. Recipients include IGERT Fellow Alden Adolph, who will continue her research at Thayer School of Engineering studying the physical properties of snow and firn. Honorable mentions included IGERT Ruth Heindel, an earth sciences PhD student working with Ross Virginia on geosciences and paleoclimate.

Adolph is among 2,000 winners drawn from an applicant pool of more than 14,000. An additional 19 Dartmouth applicants were accorded honorable...

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Jan 28, 2013

Around 50 Dickey Center Great Issues Scholarsand War and Peace Fellowsgathered in January at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt., to participate in a crisis simulation involving the collapse of the North Korean government. Fred Hill, who previously helped craft war games for the State Department, directed the simulation. Students were assigned to teams to represent countries, as they negotiated behind closed doors, participated in United Nations meetings, and tried to reach a joint...

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Dec 18, 2012

The IGERT Polar Environmental Change PhD Program at the Institute of Arctic Studies sends a number of young women into the field to do polar science and engineering. In fact a majority of the 24 IGERT fellows are women. 

After a recent field season in Greenland, they wanted to show their enthusiasm for science and field work by creating a video. Read about some of the reasons they created it and watch it for yourself on YouTube.

 

Dec 18, 2012

Associate Professor of art history Mary Coffey has won the 2013 Charles Rufus Morey Award for her first book, How a Revolutionary Art Became Official Culture: Murals, Museums, and the Mexican State.The award is given by the College Art Association to a distinguished book of art history. Coffey participated in the manuscript review program of the Dickey Center prior to publication.

Read the entire story in Dartmouth Now by Keith Chapman.

 

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