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Aug 20, 2018

Aug 20, 2018 | Dartmouth Media Release

Getting policy right: why fisheries management is plagued by the panacea mindset

Fisheries management has often been characterized by regulatory policies that result in panaceas--broad-based policy solutions that are expected to address several problems, which result in unintended consequences. An international research team shows how one size fits all policies like individual transferable quotas may be doomed from the onset, as these policies perpetuate "the panacea mindset." The team calls for a more customized policy...

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Aug 7, 2018
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During Summer 2018, the Dickey Center welcomed Dartmouth's fifth cohort of Mandela Washington Fellows as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative.

Nasera Victoria  is from South Sudan, but she was born and grew up knowing only the harsh life of a Ugandan refugee camp. She tells how, as a girl, she began to play soccer with the boys in the camp, mainly because she was good at fashioning soccer balls from crumpled bags, strips of plant fiber, and elastic bands. 

Her talent for soccer...

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Apr 17, 2018

April 17, 2018

From pilot studies of clay-captured fingerprints to seed grants for a book about Nepalese culture and social change, the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding helps support between 20-25 faculty each year in their pursuit of early career and innovative research around the world.

This past week, the Dickey Center was extremely pleased to see two faculty awardees of the Center’s 2017-18 Faculty Research and Travel Grant program—Assistant Professor of Classics, Julie Hruby, and...

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Apr 3, 2018
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Fulbright Arctic Initiative Press Release  |  April 3, 2018

Sixteen outstanding scholars from Arctic Council nations will engage in collaborative, multi-disciplinary research over the next 18 months through the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Arctic Initiative to advance Arctic nations’ shared interest in building resilient communities and sustainable economies. Researchers will explore topics such as renewable energy, fisheries management, health and wellness, and telecommunications infrastructure in the Arctic. Sponsored by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and...

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Jan 26, 2018

January 25, 2018  |  The Conversation

The Dickey Center's Global Health Initiative Program Manager Anne Sosin and Dartmouth Assistant Professor of Anthropology Chelsey Kivland...

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Jan 16, 2018
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December 1, 2017  |  Witness the Arctic

An article about the mentoring work of JSEP (Joint Science Education Program) written by Lauren Culler, Outreach Coordinator for the Institute of Arctic Studies, and Lee McDavid, Program Manager of the Institute of Arctic Studies, appeared in Witness the Arctic, an online publication of ARCUS (the Arctic Research Consortium of the US). 

JSEP is funded by the National Science Foundation...

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Jan 8, 2018
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January 8, 2018  

Two Arctic institutes, one at Dartmouth and the other in Iceland—each a legacy of the renowned polar explorer Vilhjálmur Stefansson—were destined to have shared interests, and through an endowed wish, have become important collaborators.

The most recent demonstration of the collaboration between the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth and the Stefansson Arctic Institute in Iceland, was support for a new...

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Oct 30, 2017
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October 26, 2017 

Members of the world’s leading international science bodies, the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), agreed in a historic vote to merge and create a unified international organization, the International Science Council. Melody Brown Burkins, Associate Director for Programs and Research at the Dickey Center for International Understanding, was part of the four-person U.S. delegation, which included two other members of the ...

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Oct 13, 2017

October 13, 2017  |  POLITICO MAGAZINE

Dickey Center Director Daniel Benjamin writes in Politico Magazine on the speculation around why Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded almost 500 in the worst mass killing in US history. What was his motive? Possibly simply fame, in an age when the Internet makes instant fame possible.

Paddock thus becomes the latest embodiment of a pattern that has emerged in recent decades. In a world gushing with...

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Oct 9, 2017
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Also see the Dartmouth News article on the 1917 Series.

DOWNLOAD LIST OF EVENTS (pdf)

“The past is never dead. It's not even past,” William Faulkner famously wrote in his novel Requiem for a Nun.  Here at the Dickey Center, we tend to focus on the present and the foremost issues of the day.  Sometimes, though, it is necessary to head upstream and...

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