Every term, the Dickey Center brings prominent political figures, military experts, civilian leaders, and scholars to campus to discuss issues of war and peace. The aim of our programs is to spark open dialogue embracing a variety of viewpoints on the major conflicts of our time. Recent public speakers and panels have covered diverse and controversial issues such as nuclear proliferation, the rise of China, conflict prevention, transnational crime, citizen responsibilities in wartime, refugees, post-traumatic stress disorder, information technology and security, and U.S. foreign policy. Most of our events are open to students, faculty, staff and the public, but for popular events, students receive preferential seating. ​If you would like to be on our mailing list and receive advance notice of events, please email the Dickey Center

The War & Peace Fellows met with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (5/19).

Students engage with Lizzie Shackleford, a diplomat with the U.S. State Department who served in Poland, South Sudan and Somalia (4/19). 

Jeffrey Lewis, discussed his book, The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States, a speculative novel that describes a hypothetical nuclear attack.

War & Peace Fellows met with former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, in Washington, D.C. (3/19).

Students in the War and Peace Fellows program met with senior Department of Defense officials at SOCOM (1/18).

On September 21, 2018, the War and Peace Fellows had the privilege to join a private talk with Secretary of Defense General James Mattis. Following the private discussion, the Fellows then joined Professor Michael Mastanduno's US Foreign and Military Policy class and Dartmouth student veterans for a lecture and Q&A.

Cappella Book

Rosella Cappella Zielinski, a 2012-13 Dickey Center U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Post-doctoral Fellow, has won the APSA Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award in International History and Politics for How States Pay for War.

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Charlotte Blatt '18, a Dickey Center War & Peace Fellow, published in Parameter, one of the U.S. military's top professional journals.

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