'Round the Girdled Earth

Join the Dickey Center for International Understanding and campus partners as we take the year to travel 'round the girdled earth—making stops in various regions of the world to learn about current affairs, explore aspects of various cultures, and build community amongst Dartmouth's global community!

About the Program

Events are free and open to all members of the Dartmouth community.

  •     October/November: North America
  •     January/February: Latin America & the Caribbean
  •     March/April: Asia and the Pacific Islands
  •     May/June: Africa
  •     July/August: Europe

Each regional "stop" in the program will offer up a range of ways our community can join in: speakers, topical discussions, and other events based on current affairs/issues in the region AND a range of social and cultural connection opportunities.

March & April 2021

Schedule of Events

In March & April, we're in Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Saturday, April 10th, 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Indian Cooking class with League of Kitchens

  • Learn to make, Aloo Paratha (Potato Stuffed Flatbread). A layered unleavened flatbread stuffed with potato, onion, spices, and herbs, Raita Yogurt and a cucumber based sauce meant to tame the heat in spicy food.* Food Allergies: This menu includes dairy and wheat.

Thursday, April 29th, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Alan Macfarlane (Cambridge), Tocqueville on China and America

Alan Macfarlane, one of our leading theorists of modernization, compares the two powers, America and China, through the eyes of Tocqueville. Co-sponsored by Political Economy Project. Open to all! For more information and how to join click here.

Friday, May 7th, 1-2pm (EST)

Trivia Night – Africa!
Make a team with your friends OR join on your own—it's bound to be fun either way! Players will compete in rounds of trivia to see who tops the leaderboard at the end of the night! Dartmouth staff, students, faculty, alumni, and friends may join!
Organized and hosted by the Dickey Center

Ongoing in March

Asia & the Pacific Islands Crossword Challenge

Complete our 'Round the Girdled Earth crossword challenge! Those who successfully solve the entire puzzle by March 31st can print out their solved puzzle and mail it to the Dickey Center OR simply email a photo of the completed puzzle for entry into a drawing for prizes! A new puzzle challenge will be added for each region in our 'Round the Girdled Earth series.

Click here for the online version of the puzzle for Latin America and the Caribbean. Click here to download a PDF version.

Send completed puzzles along with your name and mailing address to Dickey Student Programs.