The John Sloan Dickey Center For International Understanding
Director: Daniel Benjamin
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The Dickey Center unites the many and diverse strengths of Dartmouth—its students, faculty, undergraduate and professional schools—in addressing the world’s challenges and ensuring that a rigorous understanding of the world is an essential part of the Dartmouth experience. The Center honors the commitment to international understanding and social responsibility exemplified by President John Sloan Dickey’s lifetime devotion to liberal arts education, scholarship and values.
The Dickey Center offers students opportunities for expanding their knowledge of international issues through an interdisciplinary minor in International Studies, international internships and research grants, student organizations and publications. Students may further refine their international studies with courses and activities on conflict (War and Peace Studies Fellows Program), polar environmental change (Institute of Arctic Studies), global health (The Global Health Initiative), and gender and development (the Human Development Initiative).
Through symposia, conferences, public events and extended visits by practitioners and scholars in the Dickey Visiting Fellows program, the Center brings the vital issues of the day to campus. It enhances the intellectual life of the faculty through its support of faculty research and publications, and curricular development in international studies. The Center’s multidisciplinary approach to complex international issues is exemplified by its research institutes. The Institute of Arctic Studies within the Dickey Center is home to an interdisciplinary graduate program in polar environmental science, and engages the work of scientists, humanists and policy makers in its work. The Global Health Initiative is a collaborative enterprise with Geisel School of Medicine that marshals the talents of the entire campus and of international partners to address global health concerns. A certificate in Global Health is available for undergraduates who fulfill a set of requirements (see Global Health Initiative). In its quest to understand the phenomenon of collective violence, the War and Peace Studies program incorporates the study of both the global state system as well as the human condition, drawing on a variety of fields and disciplines.
The Center benefits from the advice of a distinguished Board of Visitors. The offices of the Dickey Center and its Institutes are located on the first floor of the Haldeman Center.