The Dickey Center and the Dartmouth Dialogues Project

Forty Years of Building International Understanding

In 2023, President Beilock committed Dartmouth to facilitate conversations and build skills to bridge divides. We've been doing just that with a global perspective for over forty years at the Dickey Center, carrying on the legacy of President John Sloan Dickey.

Dialogue Project
Community Discussions

beyond the headlines

Over the decades, we've convened experts to discuss and explore the tensions in the Middle East and around the world. In collaboration with the Middle East Dialogue initiative, we continue to convene practitioners and academics to provide context and foster a deeper understanding. 

Andrew Miller event
Alinejad Wide

DIssent & Democracy

Director Holt launched Dissent & Democracy to showcase voices of courage in the face of oppression of freedom of speech, bringing prominent dissidents to campus to engage with students and help them appreciate how integrity and conviction can make a difference for a nation – and for the individual.

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Great Issues Scholars

Our Great Issues Scholars program embodies John Sloan Dickey's commitment to the notion that "there's nothing wrong with the world that better human beings cannot fix." We introduce incoming classes of Dartmouth students to the great issues of our time, emphasizing the importance of respectful conversations with peers and listening to the opinions of others.

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Great Issues Scholars
Film Project

Dialogue Video Project

In the winter of 2023, we collaborated with the Rockefeller Center, the Ethics Institute, and the Leslie Center on the Dartmouth Dialogue Video Project. A group of students were engaged to explore instructive ways to introduce first-year students to the mindset and skills necessary to  engage in successful dialogue.