'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! 

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

  • Oct/Nov: North America
  • Jan/Feb: Latin America and Caribbean
  • March/April: Asia and 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 (global café “meet ups” with Dartmouth alumni and alumni chapter groups; interactive food and culture events; interactive fun events like Trivia Nights, shared reads, etc.. to build community).

Read the press release on the program here.

We’re starting in NORTH AMERICA.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


Wednesday, September 30th, 8:00pm EST
In the Spirit: Artist Roundtable celebrating queer and two-spirit performing arts in North America
Event is live on-line Sept. 30th, recording of event available thereafter.
Organized and hosted by HOP@Home

Monday, October 5th, 4:00pm
How to Build an Anti-racist Foreign Policy
A Conversation with Travis Adkins
Lecturer of African and Security Studies, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
and
Kathleen Powers
Assistant Professor of Government, Dartmouth

Ways to Participate 
October 5th, join us for a screening of the recorded discussion before a live Q&A. The screening will begin at 4pm EST, with the live Q&A to follow, at 5pm EST. Zoom Webinar ID 945 5805 1058
Or watch the pre-recorded discussion in your own time, then join the live Q&A at 5pm. Zoom Webinar ID 945 5805 1058
Organized and hosted by the Dickey Center


Monday, October 12th (Indigenous People’s Day), 7:00pm-10:00pm
Dawnland Film screening & discussion with filmmakers
Virtual screening of Dawnland and a companion short film, Dear Georgina, that features the experiences of a Passamaquoddy elder who was removed from her Native family at age two and spent 16 years in 4 different foster homes. The films will be screened at 8:00 p.m.  A live question and answer segment with film directors and producers (including Dartmouth Professor, N. Bruce Duthu) will follow (9:10 – 10:00 p.m.). 
Register for the event here
Organized and hosted by the Native American Studies Department


Friday, October 16th, 7:30pm-8:30pm EST
North American TRIVIA NIGHT
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!
Organized and hosted by the Dickey Center

Wednesday, October 21st, 7:00pm
HOOD exhibition virtual tour and panel discussion
Courtney M. Leonard (Shinnecock Nation), Artist and Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, St. Olaf College
Nicholas J. Reo (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Native American Studies, Dartmouth
Suzanne Greenlaw (Maliseet Nation), Ph.D. candidate, School of Forest Resources, University of Maine
Moderated by Jami Powell (Osage Nation), Associate Curator of Native American Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth
 
The exhibition Form and Relation: Contemporary Native Ceramics, currently installed at the Hood Museum of Art, raises important questions with which communities across the globe are grappling: How can we shift our understanding of the land from one of ownership and extraction to one of relationality? How do we move toward a recognition of our shared humanity? How do we create a world in which future generations can thrive?

Using these framing questions and artist Courtney M. Leonard’s site-specific installation BREACH: Logbook 20 | NEBULOUS as starting points, the panelists will consider the complexities of our current moment and the myriad entanglements and impositions that impact our lives and futures. Grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing, each of the panelists provides a unique perspective on issues of the environment, relationality, resource management, intergenerational knowledge, and art-making. This is presented as part of Part of the Dickey Center’s ‘Round the Girdled Earth program.

Register to join the event here
Organized and hosted by the HOOD Museum of Art

Thursday, October 22nd, 5:30pm
The 2020 Election and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy: A Panel Discussion, Live Q&A
Video of the prerecorded discussion will be available on the Dickey Center's YouTube channel, prior to the event.
Panelists: Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (2009-13) and Ambassador to Kenya (1999-2003), Zimbabwe (1995-1997), and Uganda (1991-1994); Chris Savos, Deputy Director of the Weapons Intelligence, Nonproliferation, and Arms Control Center, CIA and Vice President of Special Projects at JTG, Inc. and Director of Proficiency1; Anne Witkowsky, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs (2014-16) and Deputy Coordinator for Homeland Security and Multilateral Affairs, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State (2009-13)
Moderated by: Christianne Hardy, Interim Director, Dickey Center
This pre-election discussion will be followed, on November 16th, by a post-election discussion. More information on that event is below.


Saturday, October 24th, 4:00pm-6:30pm
Mexican Cooking class with League of Kitchens
Learn to make perfect steak tacos with homemade corn tortillas, a bright and fresh guacamole, and a zesty salsa verde!

This private Dartmouth-League of Kitchens online class is designed to be a special, meaningful opportunity to share cooking, culture, and connection--just like experiences in a kitchen in real life! We want you to cook along, and we promise there will be plenty of time for questions, conversation, and stories. It will all end with a virtual dinner party where you'll get to share in the fruits of your labor, apart, but together!
In this 2.5 hour interactive online experience our guest chef, Angie,  will guide you through making rib eye steak tacos with homemade corn tortillas, a zesty salsa verde, and the best guacamole you’ve ever had. Learn to make the taco bar of your dreams.
Space is limited and advanced registration is required. Only one person per household needs to register—each registration provides zoom link for one device in your household, but multiple people can cook together in the same kitchen!

  • After registration you’ll receive an email with the Zoom link, shopping list, equipment list, and recipe packet. *participants will need access to a kitchen and will need to purchase their grocery items prior to class so they can cook along!
  • At the scheduled time of your class, you’ll click on the Zoom link and join your class live! Afterwards, you will receive a link to a video recording of your class that you can revisit at your leisure.

More cooking nights will be offered in each region of our ‘Round the Girdled Earth series.

SIGN UP HERE!

Organized and hosted by the Dickey Center


Tentative (final time tbd), Thursday, October 29th
Pandemic impacts in rural communities: a discussion with Anne Sosin and Elizabeth Carpenter-Song Link forthcoming
Organized and hosted by the Dickey Center


Tuesday, November 10th, 4:00-5:00pm EST
Global Café
Join us for an online meet-up with Dartmouth alumni from across North America. A great networking opportunity for current students, but also a great way for alums to connect together virtually and share about their Dartmouth experience! Hold your space here.
Organized and hosted by the Dickey Center and Alumni Relations


Thursday, November 12th, 8:00pm EST
Landa Lakes: The Wisdom of Long Nails
An evening of traditional and contemporary Native American storytelling
Live, virtual performance followed by Q&A with the artist.
Organized and hosted by HOP@Home

Monday, November 16th, 4:30pm
The 2020 Election and the Future of US Foreign Policy: Post-Election Panel Discussion and Live Q&A
Panelists: Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (2009-13) and Ambassador to Kenya (1999-2003), Zimbabwe (1995-1997), and Uganda (1991-1994); Chris Savos, Deputy Director of the Weapons Intelligence, Nonproliferation, and Arms Control Center, CIA and Vice President of Special Projects at JTG, Inc. and Director of Proficiency1; Anne Witkowsky, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs (2014-16) and Deputy Coordinator for Homeland Security and Multilateral Affairs, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State (2009-13)
Moderated by: Christianne Hardy, Interim Director, Dickey Center
Link forthcoming
Organized and hosted by the Dickey Center


Tentative Week of November 16th
The Future of North American Energy Systems: US-Canada Perspectives 
A conversation with global alumni and experts on the future of US-Canada energy systems, transitions, trade, and markets.
Link forthcoming
Organized and hosted by the Dickey Center


ONGOING in OCTOBER-NOVEMBER

North America Crossword Challenge
Complete our ‘Round the Girdled Earth crossword challenge! Those who successfully solve the entire puzzle by November 30th 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.
Access the puzzle here

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

OR via mail

Dickey Center: Crossword Challenge
Dartmouth College
6048 Haldeman Center
Hanover, NH 03755

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