Quoted: Argenti, Swayne, Blanchflower, Wennberg, Reo



In recent days, the world’s media, from The Los Angeles Times to Harvard Business Review, turned to Dartmouth faculty for comment. Here’s what five professors had to say:

“Indigenous peoples have a lot of experience adapting to rapid change, so there’s a certain amount of experience and wisdom there,” says Professor Nicholas Reo in an Al Jazeera America story about how Native American communities in the Northwest grapple with the effects of climate change.

“We used to joke that everyone gets along in Northern New England because every hospital is separated by a mountain and the winters are long, so we’re happy to see someone,” says John Wennberg, founder and director emeritus of The Dartmouth Institute, in a Los Angeles Times story about health care in Maine.

“This isn’t about trashing the economy; it’s about making it more competitive so it works better for everyone rather than the few who got us into this mess in the first place,” says Professor David Blanchflower in an Independent opinion piece about taxing the bonuses of England’s bankers. 

“Say goodbye to wind rustling through the trees, water lapping at the edge of a brook, and bees buzzing around a hive,” says Professor Steve Swayne in a Pacific Standard opinion piece about the hearing loss that can result from life in a noisy world.

“The first rule of crisis communication is to admit your mistakes publicly,” says Tuck’s Paul Argenti in a Harvard Business Review blog about what General Motors CEO Mary Barra, as well as every other corporate leader, needs to know about crisis management.

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