Submitted by Lee McDavid on Mon, 02/27/2017 - 12:34pm
December 17, 2017
In 2016, Assistant Professor of Studio Art Christina Seely was invited by The Harvard Museum of Natural History through an ongoing collaboration with the Canary Project, to create a series of new works in conversation with the museum collections and to produce a multi-part exhibition focused on an emotional understanding of the pressing topic of species extinction. The invitation evolved into the exhibition entitled "Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction Through The Artist’s Lens" made up of new works, the Next of Kin portraits, a set of large-scale kinetic reflective portraits of endangered species found in the museum’s collection, that accompany Species Impact, a set of ten daguerreotype portraits of species impacted by climate change that Seely photographed in the wild between 2012-2016.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 9:48am
January 6, 2017
An exhibit providing a window onto the unique culture and environment of the ‘Roof of the World' opens today at the Baker-Berry Library. "Tibetan and Himalyan Lifeworlds" explores the social and religious practices that shape life in Asia’s high mountain environments, explores the political history of the region, and describes some of the encounters between foreigners and Himalayan and Tibetan people over time. The exhibit has been curated by Senior Lecturer Kenneth Bauer and Associate Professor Sienna Craig. Bauer also leads the Human Development initiative at the Dickey Center for International Understanding.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Fri, 10/16/2015 - 2:19pm
October 5, 2015
The Honorable Aharon Barak is the retired President of the Supreme Court of Israel. He has been described by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan as "the judge or justice in my lifetime whom, I think, best represents and has best advanced the values of democracy and human rights, of the rule of law and of justice.”
Justice Barak discussed “Human Dignity: A Constitutional Value and Constitutional Right" in a lecture on September 28, 2015, hosted by the Dickey Center for International Understanding. He spoke as the Rabbi Marshall Meyer Great Issues Lecture on Social Justice at Dartmouth.
Justice Barak discussed the origins of the notion of human dignity, tracing the concept through classical antiquity, the great world religions and philosophy as well as its incorporation into modern constitutional law. He will also address a range of contemporary issues involving human dignity and questions of law.
View a video of his talk.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:08pm
Please join us for Dartmouth's second annual Global Health Day, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, from 4pm - 7:30pm in the Haldeman Center.
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Supported through the Dickey Center’s Global Health Initiative, Global Health Day brings together students from across Dartmouth’s campuses to collaborate and showcase their work. The opening networking reception includes a poster session and photo competition. The keynote address will be given by Keith Martin, MD. Dr. Martin is a former member of the Canadian Parliament and the current Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH).
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:44am
February 6, 2015 Dartmouth Now
Two Montgomery Fellows—a diplomat and a scientist—will be on campus this term to talk about the theme of “Climate Change and Society.” U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski ’87 will be in residence Feb. 14- 17. His public lecture, “#OurSharedArctic: U.S. Embassy Sweden and Modern Diplomacy,” is at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, in Filene Auditorium. His wife, the blogger Natalia Brzezinski, who writes on women’s issues, will also be on campus and is scheduled to meet with students during the residency.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 12:15pm
STORIFY: Five days of science and policy
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The seventeen Fulbright Arctic Initiative researchers and their co-lead scholars--Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies Ross Virginia and Vice Chancellor of the University of Alaska Mike Sfraga--will gather in Washington, D.C., October 24-26, 2016, to participate in policy meetings and public engagement events, including a capstone symposium showcasing the results of the Fulbright Arctic Scholars’ research and collaborations over the preceding 18 months.
The schedule for public and closed events is available at the Fulbright Arctic Week website.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Thu, 06/30/2016 - 10:24am
Rauner Special Collections Library and “Pole to Pole,” an environmental studies course taught by Institute of Arctic Studies Director Ross Virginia that examines climate change in the polar regions through the lens of history, exploration and science. Fifty-one Dartmouth students shared their research to produce this exhibit exploring Shackleton and the Antarctica of his time.
The exhibit —“We look for light from within”: Shackleton’s Indomitable Spirit — is open to the public until September 2, 2016. View a related exhibit in the Russo Gallery of the Haldeman Center about Institute of Arctic Studies programs to take young, budding scientists to Antarctica and Greenland.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Sun, 04/19/2015 - 7:44am
The Ledyard Canoe Club is the lead sponsor of the “Dartmouth Explorers Symposium: Adventure, Learning, and Leadership on the World’s Rivers and Oceans,” from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in 105 Dartmouth Hall, April 24, 2015. The event will feature Dartmouth (and Ledyard) alumni who have been part of historic journeys, from the first descent of Tibet’s Tsangpo River in 2002, to the 1964 National Geographic Danube and Sea of Japan expeditions.
The symposium was organized by Dan Reicher '78, a member of the Dickey Center Board of Visitors, and Esteban Castano '14, a former Louis J. Setti International Intern at the Dickey Center. Esteban also was instrumental is creating a series of videos for the Dickey Center about traveling abroad.
Read the entire article in Dartmouth Now.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:03am
January 26, 2015
Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environment and Scientific Affairs, spoke on January 13, 2015, about the process of negotiating international environmental and climate issues to 120 students, faculty, and community members.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:55am
January 13, 2015, Dartmouth Now
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A former top environmental affairs official in the Obama administration who took a leading role in international climate change diplomacy will join a number of classes, consult with scholars at the Institute of Arctic Studies, and deliver a Great Issues lecture this week as a visiting scholar at the Dickey Center. Kerri-Ann Jones, assistant secretary of state for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs from 2009 to 2014, holds a public lecture on “Negotiating for the Planet: Environmental & Climate Change Diplomacy” at 4:30p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13, in Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall.