Dartmouth Events

POSTPONED! Iowa to New Hampshire, the 2024 Presidential Contests Begin

Due to today's weather, tonight's event with Neil Levesque is postponed. We hope to have him visit campus later this term.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Rockefeller 003 and Virtual
Intended Audience(s): Public

Livestream Link: https://dartgo.org/2024presidential

Speaker: Neil Levesque
Director, NH Institute of Politics, Saint Anselm College

Moderator: Jason Barabas
Director, Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences
Professor, Department of Government
Dartmouth College

Lecture Info:
Neil Levesque, Director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, comes to Dartmouth for a conversation about the IOP and the unique political history of New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary.

Speaker Bio:
Neil Levesque has long-held leadership roles in politics and governance across the state, currently serving as the executive director at the nationally known New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.
Levesque joined the Institute as its executive director in July of 2009. He has since hosted a variety of state and national productions, including four Presidential Primary debates and numerous distinguished speakers such as Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, and Kamala Harris.

The Institute’s scope and exposure have grown substantially under the direction of Levesque, who regularly appears on news broadcasts and partners with national media outlets on political programs. Most notably, he helped the Institute capture an earned media value of over $39 million during the presidential primary election cycle in 2016 and $54 million in 2020.
In addition to his roles in politics, finance, and higher education, Levesque has served on numerous nonprofit boards. He was the chairman of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary Centennial Anniversary Commission, and served as the vice-chair on Catholic Medical Center’s Board of Trustees. Currently, Neil Levesque serves as vice chairman of the Board of Directors at Pease Development Authority, which oversees New Hampshire’s ports and harbors as well as the Pease International Airport.

Levesque grew up in Nashua, New Hampshire and earned his B.A. in political science at Wheaton College.

Moderator Bio:
Dr. Jason Barabas ’93
is the Director of the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College and a Professor in the Government Department. At Dartmouth, Barabas teaches and conducts research on American politics in the areas of political knowledge, deliberation, public policy, and democratic performance. His findings have been published in peer-reviewed academic journals including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics. Barabas earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University and his undergraduate degree in Government from Dartmouth College. After graduating from college, Barabas was appointed as an economic policy advisor for the Governor of Illinois, which fostered an appreciation for retail politics as well as pragmatic solutions to policy problems. In the years since, he has held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard and Princeton as well as academic faculty positions in New York, Florida, and Illinois. When he is not teaching or writing, Barabas enjoys a variety of outdoor and cultural activities throughout New Hampshire and beyond.

For more information, contact:
Joanne Blais

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.