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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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  • Aly Rahim is a Social Development Specialist for the Europe and Central Asia region at the World Bank based in Washington, where he serves as a task team leader for a range of World Bank lending projects, advisory services and analytic activities addressing conflict-affected and fragile states, community-driven development, participatory approaches/governance, and social sustainability. He has also worked in the Bank's South Asia and Africa regions. Aly joined the World Bank through its...

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  • I'm currently the Regional Director of Marketing for UnitedHealthcare of Texas & Oklahoma. Officially, I oversee all marketing, strategic partnerships, community relations, and social responsibility initiatives for the company's third largest market, but unofficially I work with our leadership team on shaping our role in health reform. On any given day, we might meet with a chamber of commerce, a hospital system, the department of insurance, or a legislator, always with the idea of...

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  • It’s fitting that Harry Enten ’11 opens a telephone interview by immediately diving in about the weather.

    “It’s a bit cold today, a bit windy, but it’s supposed to warm up,” he says of the system over New York City.

    After all, Enten is a forecaster at heart. A political forecaster, that is. And he’s recently landed a gig working for one of America’s most renowned political barometers, Nate Silver, and his popular blog, FiveThirtyEight.

    “It’s sort of surreal right now,”...

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  • In an opinion piece published by Foreign Affairs, Associate Professor of Government Jennifer Lind writes about the “politics of apology,” in particular the recent controversy over reports that Kabul demanded that the U.S. apologize for its military’s “bad behavior” in Afghanistan.

    The politics of apology, she writes, “are hardly limited to the United States and Afghanistan.” And apologies can sometimes makes things worse, says Lind, author...

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  • In a story in The New YorkerProfessor Bernard Avishai, a visiting professor of government, writes about a method for determining the cost of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to Israel’s economy.

    “The problem is that it is difficult to determine the opportunity cost of the conflict,” Avishai writes. “How well might the Israeli economy have done if the conflict hadn’t taken place?”

    Avishai’s colleague, ...

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