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Column: Robert Frost connects the local to the global
03-22-2024 3:10 PM

By NARAIN BATRA

Last June in a White House meeting, President Joe Biden gave India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi an extraordinary gift, an autographed first edition copy of the “Collected Poems of Robert Frost,” one of America’s greatest poets.Modi responded with an...

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Column: Dartmouth professor studies equality through the ages
07-20-2024 2:15 PM

By NARAIN BATRA

Reading Darrin McMahon’s book “Equality,” especially on the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, connects the debate during that transformative movement to battles over equality in the present moment.The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. drew...


Column: The value of meeting new and different people
05-17-2024 10:01 PM

By NARAIN BATRA

In the fall, Dartmouth College will bring to its campus a student body of 1209 young strangers, men, women, genderqueer/nonbinary/trans, including first-generation college-goers, international students, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Native...


Column: AI is transformative, but doctors are paramount
04-19-2024 6:52 PM

By NARAIN BATRA

A few years ago, I was on a return flight from New Delhi to Paris and New York, when the chief flight attendant suddenly broke up the humming silence and asked passengers to ring the call bell if anyone was a doctor. One physician, a tall and handsome...


Column: How we can prepare to make good decisions
03-07-2024 10:01 PM

By NARAIN BATRA

In our daily lives we see some of the most talented people, experts in their fields, in academics, sports, entertainment and business, choke under pressure when the moment for performance comes for which they have prepared for days and days. Why do...


Column: Can the US build bridges with authoritarians?
02-16-2024 7:45 PM

By NARAIN BATRA

I always look forward to reading the periodic reports about the intersection of business and government issued by Tuck School of Business Dean Matthew Slaughter and his colleague, and former White House speechwriter, Matthew Rees. The most recent...


Column: Contrarian expectations create moral dilemma on university campuses
10-30-2023 10:22 AM

By NARAIN BATRA

The whole world watched the naked face of terror incarnate on the early morning of Oct. 7. Hamas launched a most barbaric and horrendous attack on Israel, with thousands of rockets and hundreds of gunmen across the border from the Gaza Strip. The...


Column: Challenges galore for academic leaders
09-06-2023 10:42 AM

By NARAIN BATRA

Very soon, in a week or so, thousands and thousands of young people would be flocking to campuses across the country hoping to build a bright future for themselves, which would also shape the nation in this age of Generative Artificial Intelligence...


Column: If I were a juror in the Trump election case
08-14-2023 9:37 AM

By NARAIN BATRA

I would have to reprogram my mind and clear my conscience and try my best to become an impartial juror because the Sixth Amendment commands that the accused, Donald J. Trump, “shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury.”...


Column: How can competitive coexistence with China be possible?
07-01-2023 10:00 PM

By NARAIN BATRA

No other global leader would have mustered the courage to call President Xi Jinping of China a dictator, as President Joe Biden did during his recent 2024 election fundraising visit in California. It wasn’t a senior moment, an unguarded slip of the...


Column: Fearless and robust speech on university campuses
06-12-2023 10:11 AM

By NARAIN BATRA

University campuses have always been a place for resistance against oppression and a battleground for our freedom of expression since the early days of the republic. During the 1960s socially conscious students at the University of California,...


Column: Human-AI collaboration could be transformative
05-30-2023 3:45 PM

By NARAIN BATRA

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a mighty technological force, transforming various aspects of our lives. With its potential to automate tasks, improve efficiency, and help us make complex decisions, collaborative AI holds great promises...


Column: Aid to Ukraine tests American staying power
03-06-2023 9:57 AM

By NARAIN BATRA

What would have happened if the West under the determined and compassionate leadership of the United States and President Joe Biden had not promptly come to Ukraine’s rescue when Russia launched its savage and horrendous attack a year ago? Or perhaps,...


Column: American gridlock, the history, the threat and the path forward
01-30-2023 10:18 AM

By NARAIN BATRA

The Cheshire Cat smile never left his face, even when Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California was repeatedly knocked down during the grueling voting process for the House speakership election for the 118th Congress.Like a bobo doll, he bounced back again...

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