Submitted by Lee McDavid on Tue, 04/21/2015 - 8:24am
April 21, 2015 | The National Interest
The United States takes over leadership of the Arctic Council, an eight-country forum for Arctic cooperation, starting April 24, 2015? In an editorial, co-authored by Ross A. Virginia, Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center and Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science, with colleagues from University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Wilson Center and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC, the authors suggest that the complex geopolitical environment and tense atmosphere in Russian relations with the West should not impinge on future Arctic cooperation.
"Arctic issues are beyond the scientific understanding and management capacity of any single country, and cooperation is essential in the face of enormous challenges there," the authors write.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 9:01am
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As U.S. Assumes Arctic Council Chairmanship, New Report Emphasizes Cooperation Over Conflict
HANOVER, N.H. – April 20, 2015 – Although the media often portray the Arctic as a new “Great Game” ripe for conflict, a group of international Arctic experts co-chaired by Dartmouth College released recommendations today aimed at preserving the polar north as an area for political and military cooperation, sustainable development and scientific research.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:52pm
April 14, 2017 | POLITICO MAGAZINE
Dickey Center Director Daniel Benjamin, writing in POLITICO Magazine with co-author Steven Simon, asks what foreign policy objective President Trump's limited raid on the Syrian air base on April 6, 2017, was meant to deliver.
Let’s start with the the scale of the air raid itself. In the annals of pinprick strikes, Trump’s Tomahawk attack now stands as the pinprickiest.
Read the entire article in POLITICO.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Mon, 10/26/2015 - 1:49pm
October 22, 2015
Leehi Yona '16, a Senior Fellow Stamps Scholar, and Presidential Fellow with Professor Ross Virginia in environmental studies, has published an editorial in the Montreal Gazette on expectations for newly-elected Justin Trudeau. Her editorial, "On climate change, Justin Trudeau's positive rhetoric won't be enough," calls on Trudeau to go beyond his "In Canada, better is always possible" rhetoric. She writes, "The positive rhetoric is welcome, but it is not enough. Canadians expect him to work hard toward positive climate action for the future of young generations."
Read her entire op-ed.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Mon, 09/14/2015 - 12:53pm
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:23am
April 30, 2015 | Dartmouth Now
Using a novel, helicopter-borne sensor to penetrate the surface of large swathes of terrain, a team of researchers, including Ross Virginia, Director of Dartmouth's Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center and Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has gathered compelling evidence that beneath Antarctica's ice-free McMurdo Dry Valleys lies a salty aquifer that may support previously unknown microbial ecosystems and retain evidence of ancient climate change, stated a press release from NSF.
The Division of Polar Programs in NSF's Geoscience's Directorate supported the AEM sensor project through a collaborative award to Mikucki, Tulaczyk and Virginia.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:48am
January 19, 2015 | Dartmouth Now
Manuscript review seminars at the Dickey Center and the Leslie Center for the Humanities, both located in the Haldeman Center, provide faculty with serious feedback on their books in progress.
Dean of the Faculty Michael Mastanduno developed the manuscript review program when he was director of the Dickey Center from 1997 to 2003. It was so popular, says Colleen Boggs, director of the Leslie Center, that the Dickey Center began to collaborate with them to help faculty with humanities projects. The Dickey Center program focuses on manuscripts with an international scope.
Submitted by Lee McDavid on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:59am
Julia Bradley-Cook, a PhD candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology, published an article about science policy in "Witness the Arctic," a publication of ARCUS (Arctic Research Consortium of the United States). She was selected by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) to attend a summer 2014 colloquium on science policy in Washington, DC. Bradley-Cook, an IGERT Fellow, was selected along with Gifford Wong and Alexandra Giese, PhD candidates in earth sciences and IGERT Fellows.
Submitted by Web Services Editor on Mon, 05/19/2014 - 12:00am
May 29, 2014
Dickey Center Director Daniel Benjamin writes in an opinion piece in The Boston Globe that it's time for Germany to "rise to the occasion" and get more involved in foreign policy issues.
Read the entire piece in The Boston Globe.
Submitted by Web Services Editor on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 12:00am
April 28, 2014
In an opinion piece in The Boston Globe, Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin says that despite widespread pessimism about the fight against Al Qaeda, there are successes worth acknowledging.
One of these is Yemen, says Benjamin, the Norman E. McCullough Jr. Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and the former coordinator for counterterrorism at the U.S State Department. “Yemen, as demonstrated by the counterterrorism strikes that killed more than 50 militants earlier in the week, is a little-reported success story,” he writes.
Read the full opinion piece, published 4/27/14 by The Boston Globe.