The Dickey Center brings many national and international scholars and public figures to campus to address pressing international issues.
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Great Issues Lectures
President John Sloan Dickey created a mandatory course for seniors on Great Issues, an analysis of current events that brought the graduating class together to hear and discuss weekly lectures by statesmen, politicians, journalists and other visitors of prominence. Many alumni credit these Great Issues lectures with having prepared them for the complex realities of the world. The Dickey Center has modeled a public lecture series on the Great Issues course. We encourage undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and the community to participate in all of these presentations.
War and Peace Lectures
The War and Peace program sponsors public panels that cover diverse and controversial issues. These have included nuclear proliferation, the rise of China, conflict prevention, transnational crime, citizen responsibilities in wartime, refugees, post-traumatic stress disorder, the use of torture, and U.S. policy in Iraq. The aim of these public programs is to spark open dialogue embracing a variety of view points on the major conflicts of our time.
Dialogues in Polar Science, Engineering and Society
This public lecture series, sponsored by the Institute of Arctic Studies and the IGERT Polar Environmental Change PhD Program, brings international scientists, engineers, policymakers, writers and artists to campus to talk about critical polar and climate change issues.
Careers in International Affairs
In collaboration with Career Services and the Rockefeller Center, the Dickey Center organizes a year-long series of panels, discussions, and helpful resources for Dartmouth students interested in pursuing careers in international affairs. Both governmental and non-governmental career tracks are explored. Our aim is to help students understand the variety of options open to them as they seek to bridge their academic interests with international career opportunities. Our hope is that you will walk away from these sessions with knowledge about the different types of work available and the various paths leading to a career in international affairs.
Student Forum on Global Learning
Information about the 2014 Forum will be available at Global Dartmouth in Fall Term 2014.