News & Events

  • In a piece in the New York Times' The Upshot, Assistant Professor Brendan Nyhan comments on the Ebola scare, stating "Although the outbreak is a substantial threat in West Africa, a region plagued by weak government and failing...

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  • “A country’s credibility, at least during crises, is driven not by its past behavior but rather by its power and interests. If a country makes threats that it has the power to carry out—and an interest in doing so—those threats will be believed even if the country has bluffed in the past," says Associate Professor Daryl Press in an article on ...

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  • Lecture Information:
    Khalil Shikaki (Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research) 
    "Palestinian Trends After Gaza"
    Wednesday, October 29th 2014 in Silsby 28 between 4:30-6:30 P.M. 
    Sponsored by the Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Dartmouth Government Department.

    Khalil Shikaki

    Current Roles

    • Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey...
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  • Assistant Professor Brendan Nyhan discusses the scientific community's "pattern of publication bias and failed replications" in The New York Times' The Upshot

  • In The New Yorker, Visiting Professor Bernard Avishai considers the possibility of U.N. peacekeeping to mediate Palestinian and Israeli interests in Gaza. Avishai writes, "There is only one way to advance both urgent purposes, and that is through the presence of an international force on the ground -- a force that...

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  • In a New York Times op-ed co-written with Nicholas Jahr, Professor Diederick J. Vandewalle states that, "despite severe security issues and other debilitating weaknesses, Libya these days has one unexpected strength: Most of its people agree on major issues that are often hopelessly divisive, like minority rights, Islam and federalism."

  • In The National Interest, Professor Jennifer Lind asks whether East Asia can move past its history problem. Lind writes, "The United States should help its allies and partners deal with the region’s history problem, and in doing so, can take advantage of an unusual opportunity to advance both its strategic and normative interests."

  • Professor Daryl Press was quoted in a story in The Atlantic on the crisis in the Ukraine: “A country’s credibility, at least during crises, is driven not by its past behavior but rather by its power and interests. If a country makes threats that it has the power to carry out—and an interest in doing so—those threats will be believed even if the country has bluffed in...

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  • In a New York Times opinion piece, Dartmouth’s Brendan Nyhan says the United States’ denouncement of anti-Semitic flyers distributed in Ukraine—which are now thought to have been a hoax—may have unfortunate results.

    “First, the statements bring more attention to an apparently bogus story,” writes Nyhan, an assistant professor of government. “Even if news...

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  • Shoshana Silverstein ’15 has been chosen as a 2014 Harry S. Truman Scholar. She is one of 59 college students, mostly juniors, awarded scholarships of up to $30,000 to pursue graduate studies in public service fields. The program also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development.

    President Phil Hanlon ’77 met with Silverstein earlier this week to congratulate her. “It’s a thrill to have a Dartmouth student...

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