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  • Researchers at Dartmouth and the University of Florida say recent voting law changes in North Carolina will disproportionately affect African-Americans, reports MSNBC.

    “We tried to figure out using publicly available voting data if the aspects we studied looked like they would have disproportionate effect on one racial group or whether they would be race neutral,” Michael Herron tells MSNBC. Herron is a professor of government and...

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  • A new study by researchers from Dartmouth and two Australian universities provides the first empirical evidence using data from a variety of countries that foreign aid can greatly improve foreign public opinion of donor countries.

    The findings are based on a U.S. foreign aid program targeting HIV and AIDS—the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)—that has substantially improved public perception of the United States in the more than 80 developing countries receiving the...

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  • In an opinion piece on CNN, Dartmouth’s Jennifer Lind writes that the Japanese prime minister’s recent visit to the Yasukuni shrine has stirred tensions in the region. She says Shinzo Abe’s visit “will curdle Japan’s already sour relations with South Korea or China, and indeed has already provoked the predictable outcry.”

    While many countries, such as Poland and Germany, have looked for inclusive ways to commemorate the past, Lind writes, Japan...

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  • In a New Yorker opinion piece, Bernard Avishai, a visiting professor of government at Dartmouth, discusses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s demand that Palestinians recognize Israel as a “Jewish state,” or as “the nation-state of the Jewish people.”

    “Netanyahu’s demand has at least three layers to it,” Avishai writes. “The first is symbolic, without practical significance—understandable, but superfluous. The...

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  • I'm a 2007 Dartmouth College graduate with a double major in GOVT and AMES (Asian and Middle Eastern Studies).

    I currently work as a Public Diplomacy Officer in the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia with the U.S. Department of State. I work on cultural and educational exchanges, and also help with press/media communications for the Embassy. My GOVT major was a great way to learn about international relations and the different types of jobs that are available in my field, and I did an...

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  • Siobhan Gorman is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal covering terrorism, counter terrorism, intelligence, and cybersecurity, which includes the activities of the sixteen intelligence agencies and the national security threats they aim to combat.

    Prior to joining the Journal in 2007, Ms. Gorman was a Washington correspondent for The Baltimore Sun covering intelligence and security.  From 1998 to 2005 she was a staff correspondent for National Journal covering homeland security,...

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  • This is actually a pretty exciting time for me and my family. I will be starting a new job at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on January 6, 2014. I will be “Technical Programme Coordination Officer” for the verification arm of the IAEA (the Department of Safeguards) in the Division of Concepts and Planning.  My wife, Christine (class of 2006) and our 6-month old son are moving to Vienna, Austria from...

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  • Sonu Bedi, associate professor of government, reflects on his research and teaching.

    My current project is on the scope of justice. Scholars often debate the principles of justice, e.g., is redistribution fair? Is race-based affirmative action just? Are paternalistic laws justifiable? In all these cases, we assume that the only kind of action worthy of interrogation is action by state or state actors. The question of scope is...

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  • Last month, Jonathan Pedde ’14 and Joseph Singh ’14 were named Dartmouth’s 74th and 75th Rhodes Scholars. Established in 1903 through the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes, the scholarship pays all expenses for a graduate program at the University of Oxford in England. A class of 83 scholars is selected each year...

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  • I have very happy memories of my time as a Dartmouth student, and a govy (do the students still call it that??) major in particular.

    I graduated in 2000 and went on to study law at Harvard Law School, and am now a legal ethicist.  I am an attorney at a large law firm, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, with a national practice in legal ethics and professional responsibility.  My practice involves representing lawyers in disciplinary proceedings and litigating matters relating to...

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