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Apr 28, 2014
Daniel Benjamin

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-...

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Apr 18, 2014

April 18, 2014

Read the entire story by Kelly Sundberg Seaman in Dartmouth Now.

Shoshana Silverstein ’15, a Dickey Center War and Peace Fellow, has been chosen as a 2014 Harry S. Truman Scholar. She is one of 59 college students, mostly juniors, awarded...

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Apr 10, 2014

April 7, 2014

Dartmouth Now

Ala’ Alrababa’h ’14, who is from Amman, Jordan, and a Dickey Center War and Peace Fellow, has been named a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for the academic year 2014-15. The endowment selects 10...

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Apr 9, 2014
Benjamin and Albright

April 9, 2014, Dartmouth Now

View Secretary Albright's talk on YouTube.

Telling tales from her diplomatic career, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright yesterday enthralled and entertained Dartmouth students and later a capacity crowd of 900 in Spaulding Auditorium. The first female Secretary of State, Albright served in...

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Apr 9, 2014
Lisa Adams

April 8, 2014

As a field of study, global health didn’t exist when Lisa Adams,MED ’90, Program Coordinator of the Dickey Center Global Health Initiative, was a Dartmouth medical student in the late 1980s. Nor were there programs available to help shape the experiences of students like Adams who were interested in working with medically underserved international communities—students were left to their own devices.

Working in Albania changed the trajectory of her career. “It...

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Apr 9, 2014

April 8, 2014

Dartmouth College will provide hands-on training to 25 young African leaders this summer as part of President Obama’s effort to promote economic prosperity, democracy, peace, and security in their home countries.

The Washington Fellowship program is the new flagship of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), which was announced during his visit to Africa in 2013. The program is overseen by the U.S. State Department and the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX).

“We’re delighted that Dartmouth was selected to...

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Mar 10, 2014

The Dickey Center has had ongoing contacts and programs with Kosovo, including a visit by Ferid Agani, the Kosovo Minister of Health in 2013.

The Dickey Center is a Dartmouth partner with three other universities in a USAID-funded project to train a new generation of Kosovar leaders to drive significant change in economic, political, and social areas.

The five-year, $30 million grant is administered through World Learning, an international nonprofit organization that supports education, exchange, and development programs in more than 60 countries.

“Dartmouth is one of...

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Mar 1, 2014
Ali Giese in Russia

A Week as an Arctic Council Delegate in Arkhangelsk, Russia (reprinted from ARCUS)

by Ali Giese, PhD Candidate, Earth Sciences

During the last week of February 2014, I had the privilege of representing the United States and Dartmouth College at the 2014 Model Arctic Council, a role-playing program with the same goals as the better-known Model UN: to expose students to high-level policy negotiations through experience and participation. The Model Arctic Council was held...

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Feb 10, 2014
Daniel Benjamin

February 6, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s vow to “do whatever it takes” to protect the Sochi Olympic Games is apparently backed up by a formidable array of security measures, but Russia’s track record in dealing with terrorists has not always been inspiring, says Daniel Benjamin, a former top counterterrorism official at the U.S. State Department and Director of the Dickey Center for International Understanding.

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Feb 4, 2014

January 30, 2014

General Carter Ham

Retired General Carter Ham, who rose through the ranks from enlisted man to a four-star general leading the U.S. Africa Command during a time of rapidly shifting strategic challenges, has begun a two-week residency at Dartmouth’s Dickey Center for International Understanding.

“I found him to be an extraordinarily broad-minded and thoughtful military leader,” says Benjamin. “He’s really had a remarkable career, and he has this unique perspective, coming from the enlisted ranks. He’s seen a tremendous amount of change in the military...

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