Conferences & Initiatives

Throughout the year, the Dickey Center hosts conferences, workshops, and special initiatives that bring nationally and internationally-recognized experts and programs to Dartmouth. These programs provide insight into specific topical areas and enable the larger campus community to experience, first-hand, a wide range of current issues and the challenges associated with them. The Dickey Center has sponsored, or co-sponsored, workshops focused on early warnings to help prevent genocide (with the Holocaust Museum and Neukom Institute); the Arctic (with the Carnegie Endowment); Israeli entrepreneurship and others. 

Young African Leaders Initiative

Along with other campus partners, the Dickey Center hosted 25 Mandela Washington Fellows from 19 Sub-Saharan African countries. These fellowships are the centerpiece of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). 
YALI Opening Reception

Science and Diplomacy in the Arctic

A new generation of young Arctic leaders from the U.S. and Canada took part in a 5-day workshop on science diplomacy that included professional skills development and a Model Arctic Council. 

Participants in Science diplomacy and Model arctic council

Global Health Summit

The 2017 Leila and Melville Straus 1960 Family Symposium brought together thought leaders, faculty, and students to discuss the future of global health in an era of de-globalization.

global health conference
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