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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.

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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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