Lecture Series

The Dickey Center brings many prominent scholars, political figures, artists, and scientists to campus for public lectures and small group discussions with students. Join our mailing list and subscribe to our newsletter to receive advance notice of upcoming lectures and other events. 

Great Issues Lectures

We modeled the Great Issues Lectures on former Dartmouth President John Sloan Dickey 's Great Issues course, which brought together the senior class to hear and discuss lectures by prominent politicians, journalists, scholars and others. Many alumni credit these lectures with preparing them for the complex realities of the world. We encourage undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and the community to participate in these presentations.

War and Peace Lectures

The War and Peace Program sponsors public panels that cover diverse and controversial issues including the rise of China, conflict prevention, transnational crime, post-traumatic stress disorder, US policy in Iraq, and others. The aim is to spark open dialogue that embraces a variety of view points on the major conflicts of our time.

Dialogues in Polar Science and Society

This public lecture series, sponsored by the Institute of Arctic Studies, brings international scientists, engineers, policymakers, writers and artists to campus to discuss the rapid environmental changes occurring worldwide, the geopolitical consequences of global warming, the role of indigenous communities in the North, and other environmental issues. 

Careers in International Affairs

In collaboration with Career Services and the Rockefeller Center, the Dickey Center organizes panels, discussions, and other resources for Dartmouth students interested in pursuing careers in international affairs. Both governmental and non-governmental career tracks are explored. Students walk away with knowledge about the different types of work available and the various paths leading to a career in international affairs. These events are for students only

Student Forum on Global Learning

Information about the 2016 Student Forum on Global Learning will be available Fall Term 2015. See more information about the 2015 Forum.

"The world's troubles are your troubles ... and there is nothing wrong with the world that better human beings cannot fix."

President John Sloan Dickey '29


The John Sloan Dickey Center