News & Events

  • This month and next, Dartmouth will host six public lectures to draw attention to the ways black women and girls are disproportionately subjected to violence in American society—and often ignored by social justice movements.

    Organizers of the series are, left, Susan Brison, the Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values and professor of philosophy, and Shatema Threadcraft, an associate professor of government. (Photos by Rob Strong ’04)


  • Students in their fifth term of residence or later are encouraged to declare a major as soon as possible.  

    Declaring a Government Major? Read the instructions on our webpage. If you have questions about the Government Major email [email protected] or stop by the front office.

    See the Registrar’s  ...

  • The Dartmouth Department of Government is proud to announce that Katherine Clayton ’18 was awarded the Jonathan B. Rintels Prize for the best honors thesis in the Social Sciences for the Class of 2018 for her thesis titled, "The Moderating Influence of Social Contact on Perceptions of Immigrants in France.”

    The selection committee noted that Clayton’s thesis "stands out as an impressive piece of scholarship in terms of its sophisticated methodological design, execution, and analysis,...

  • Congratulations to Government students recognized as valedictorian and salutatorian 2019.



    Sonia Qin '19 - Government and Economics double major; French minor


    Samantha Stern '19 - Government major; Spanish minor

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  • John Carey, the John Wentworth Professor in the Social Sciences, will be the next associate dean of social sciences, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Elizabeth Smith has announced. Carey steps into his new role on July 1, succeeding Jay Hull, the Dartmouth Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, at the conclusion of his regular term....

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  • Five Dartmouth students and two recent alumni have been selected as Fulbright Scholars and will study or teach in Spain, the United Kingdom, Hungary, South Korea, and Cambodia. The government majors Bethany Malzman '19 and Gabrielle Bozarth '17 are part of this select group. The 2019 Fulbrights are headed to Spain, Hungary, South Korea, Cambodia, and the U.K. Read more.

  • David Wong ’19, a government major from West Chester, Penn., has been named a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace—one of 11 recent graduates nominated from participating colleges and universities to conduct policy research alongside Carnegie’s senior scholars in Washington, D.C.

    “I’m honored to be chosen, and I’m looking forward to being exposed to the thoughts of some of the leading thinkers and theorists on these issues,” says Wong, who...

  • Margaret Atwood, the Booker prize-winning author of more than 50 books, packed the 900-seat Spaulding Auditorium yesterday for the Ethics Institute’s annual Dorsett Fellowship Lecture, “In Deepest Dystopia.”

    The institute, established in 1982 by a group of Dartmouth faculty to foster the study and teaching of ethics through public programs, fellowships, and research funding, often invites...

  • This article is based on the team project students who took Brendan Nyhan's Experiments in Politics worked on during the 2017-2018 academic year. 


    Real Solutions for Fake News? Measuring the Effectiveness of General Warnings and Fact-Check Tags in Reducing Belief in False Stories on Social Media

    "Social media has increasingly enabled “fake news” to circulate widely, most notably during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. These intentionally false or misleading...