Postdoctoral Fellowship

Fellowships are available for recent doctoral graduates and established scholars to spend 9-12 months in residence at Dartmouth on research and scholarly writing on issues related to Arctic Studies. The current fellows program is offered in conjunction with a Dickey Center fellowship in International Security and US Foreign Policy, which is a collaboration with the Dean of Faculty office at Dartmouth. 

GIS Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this a class?

GIS is not a class and you do not receive academic credit for participating. However, it is designed to complement the academic experience of a first-year student. Most Scholars find that GIS helps shape their academic trajectory at Dartmouth either confirming they are on the right major/minor path, or opening up new pathways for exploration.

GIS Overview

Each term the program examines a specific theme through expert presentations, simulations, small group lunch and dinner discussions, special lectures and tours, and more. Scholars also learn about various academic and career paths. The 2017-18 Great Issues Scholars will be selected from the Global Village Living Learning Community as well as independent applications from first year students.

Board of Visitors

Anne Bagamery '78 is Senior Editor of the International New York Times, based in Paris.

Iraq's Problem Is Power Politics, Not 'Ancient Hatreds' (WSJ)

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. Both countries have long jostled for regional dominance, and despite their bitter harvest, neither seems particularly willing to change," writes Benjamin.

He reviews the long history of relative commity between Sunnis and Shites, which was broken with the ascent of Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini,  the US invasion of Iraq, and the region's recent desent into regional sectarianism. America cannot abandon the Middle East, says Benjamin, "But don't get your hopes up."

Iraq crisis: Is it time for al-Maliki to step down? (CNN)

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. 

Iraq On The Brink: U.S. Weighs Options As Jihadis Advance (NHPR)

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

Can Iraq Survive? (Boston Globe)

"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."

Read the entire piece on The Boston Globe's website.


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