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Aug 13, 2014
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August 12, 2014, Dartmouth Now

In a story about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Jake Tapper ’91, host of CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, turns to Dartmouth’s Daniel Benjamin for comment about the threat posed by the militant group.

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Jul 16, 2014
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Dartmouth's cohort of 25 Young African Leaders were highlighted in a segment on the local CBS affiliate, WCAX. Academic Director Amy Newcomb and Fellow Chedi Ngulu were interviewed and footage was taken during the Rockefeller Center's Leadership Session with the Fellows.

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Jun 30, 2014
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Dartmouth's cohort of 25 Young African Leaders participating in the first Washington Fellowship are well into their six-week business and entrepreneurship institute.

Starting with their coursework in Design Thinking, they soon will transition to intensive study of entrepreneurship, all the while participating in weekly leadership sessions  and service and community engagement. They also are working on their teambuilding skills through activities with the...

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Jun 27, 2014
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Dartmouth Now

The strife in Iraq is more a result of modern power politics rather than ancient religious hatreds, according the Dickey Center Director Daniel Benjamin, writing in the Wall Street Journal.
"There is indeed plenty of bad blood between Sunnis and Shiites. But today's sectarian rifts in Iraq and the wider region are the result of calculated efforts over many years by modern states—above all, Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia....

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Jun 18, 2014
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June 18, 2014

As the situation in Iraq deteriorates many are asking whether it's time for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step aside for a change in leadership. Dickey Center Director Daniel Benjamin and the Woodrow Wilson Center's Robin Wright participated in a discussion on CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper to discuss what lies ahead for Iraq and Prime Minister Maliki. Listen to their discussion online. 

Jun 17, 2014
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Dickey Center Director Daniel Benjamin participated in a discussion on the current situation in Iraq on the New Hampshire Public Radio show The Exchange.

Jun 13, 2014
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"The news from Iraq has been so bad for so long, it has become difficult to distinguish the merely depressing from the genuinely disastrous," writes Dickey Center Director Daniel Benjamin in an opinion piece in The Boston Globe. While he notes no one will contemplate putting "boots on the ground", Benjamin says the U.S. will continue to provide Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki with arms, but "the future will require real imagination and effort to contain the demons now proliferating in the eastern reaches of the Fertile Crescent — at a moment when Americans would most like to look away."

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May 29, 2014
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Three IGERT program graduate students are headed to Washington, D.C., to attended the 10-day American Meteorological Society (AMS) Summer Policy Colloquium, beginning June 1. IGERT Fellows Julia Bradley-Cook, Alexandra Giese, and Gifford Wong were chosen to attend.

“This is a highly competitive and select group of scientists who show promise in shaping climate and environmental policy,” says Ross Virginia, principal investigator on Dartmouth’s National Science Foundation-sponsored...

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May 20, 2014
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According to a new Dartmouth study, record-high temperatures and soot from forest fires in Siberia and North America caused nearly all of the surface ice in Greenland to melt in 2012, reports LiveScience.
The study’s findings, the article notes, suggest that continued climate change will result in nearly annual widespread melting of the ice sheet’s surface by the year 2100. “The middle of the ice sheet is now susceptible to melting, where previously it was not,” Kaitlin Keegan, a Thayer School of Engineering doctoral...

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May 19, 2014

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.

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