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Past Dorsett Fellows

Sarah Susanka, Spring, 2017, Author and Architect.  "Not So Big House" series.  Watch lectures: 

Reinventing our Homes and Communities for Aging Independence 

Not So Big: The First Step in Sustainability for Home, Community, and Life

Joel Rosenthal, Winter, 2016, President of the Carnegie Council, "Rising Fences: Migrants, Borders and a New Frontier for Ethics".

Joan Halifax, Roshi, Winter, 2014 "Engaged Buddhism and Ethics: Practicing Compassion and Fearlessness in an Endangered World”

Norman Daniels, Spring 2013 (Mary B. Saltonstall Professor and Professor of Ethics and Population Health at Harvard School of Public Health)

Anita Allen, Spring 2012 (the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania)

Kenneth Feinberg, Spring 2011 (Attorney/Author/Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001/Head of BP Claims Fund for 2010 gulf oil spill)

Tracy Kidder, Spring 2010 (John Tracy Kidder is an American writer of nonfiction books. He received the Pulitzer Prize for his The Soul of a New Machine, about the creation of a new computer at Data General Corporation.  Other books include Mountains Beyond Mountains and Strength in What Remains.

Michael Beschloss, Fall 2008 (Presidential Historian, award-winning biographer)

Barbara Ehrenreich, Winter 2008 (author/investigative journalist) Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America became a New York Times bestseller, and has since sold over one million copies. 

Lee Bollinger, Fall 2005 (President of Columbia University)

Marcia Angell, Spring 2005 (Former Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, author)

Temple Grandin, Spring 2004 (Mary Temple Grandin is an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and autism spokesperson.)

Tom Chappell, Spring 2003 (founder and CEO of Tom’s of Maine)

The Dorsett Fellowship

The Dorsett Fellowship was established in 2001 when the Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation, in conjunction with Research Corporation Technologies, made a significant donation in honor of Burt Dorsett ’53, establishing an endowed fund. The purpose of the Dorsett fund is to honor the exemplary business career of Burt Dorsett by bringing practitioners of ethics (business leaders, physicians, engineers, etc.) and/or scholars of ethics to the Dartmouth campus. The Dorsett Fellows (listed below) have provided public lectures, conducted guest lectures in college courses, participated in faculty working groups, and spent time pursuing their own research while on campus.

Last Updated: 5/14/18