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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is the University of
Minnesota's school of policy and planning.

Recent Events

The Humphrey School hosts many public events each semester, bringing together public officials and policy experts with students and the general public.


Lyndon Johnson’s 1967 Personal Plan for Winning the Vietnam War

Mar 28, 12:45 PM | Stassen Room 170

Fifty years ago this month President Lyndon Johnson secretly turned his back on a failed “hard power” military strategy recommended by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara as the road to victory in Vietnam. That strategy included search and destroy tactics and high altitude bombing. Instead, President Johnson decided to withdraw American combat forces from South Vietnam while simultaneously turning the war over to the South Vietnamese. The transition would rest on mobilization of the South Vietnamese people against the communists through elections and a new counterinsurgency program called CORDS, which would defeat the Viet Cong inside South Vietnam. This history has never been revealed and requires a re-appraisal of President Johnson’s leadership in the defense of South Vietnam against North Vietnamese aggression. About the Speaker Steve Young served with CORDS in the Republic of Vietnam from 1968 through 1971. Later he assisted Ellsworth Bunker write memoirs of his ambassadorship in Saigon during the Vietnam War. Hamilton Books is publishing Steve's book on the history of CORDS. Register here:


HOLD - UMAA Annual Celebration

Apr 7, 05:00 PM | McNamara Alumni Center


HHH Alumni Board meeting

Apr 19, 03:00 PM | 

Meetings are open to all alumni and friends of the Humphrey School. Meetings are held in Wilkins Room (215) at the Humphrey School, unless otherwise noted.


HHH Alumni Board meeting

Apr 19, 03:00 PM | 


Mentor Program 30th Anniversary Celebration

Apr 19, 04:00 PM | HHH Atrium & Auditorium

Actual event 5:30 - 7 pm.


Webinar - The First 100 Days: A Discussion of the Trump Administration's Policies

Apr 26, 12:00 PM | Webinar

Join us for a round table discussion of the Trump Administration's policies during their first 100 days in office. Panelists will cover a range of topics and areas from immigration, housing, race, gender, and trade policies. The panel will be moderated by Humphrey School of Public Affairs alumna and senior reporter, Catharine Richert (MPP '11), of Minnesota Public Radio. This webinar is free but your pre-registration is requested:


2017 Humphrey School Commencement Ceremony

May 13, 03:00 PM | Ted Mann Concert Hall


HOLD - APSIA Alumni Event

Jun 11, 04:00 PM | Cedar-Riverside Community, West Bank U of MN

Alumni event in conjunction with other APSIA school's and their alumni at a local coffee shop or gathering place (perhaps Mapps Coffee or Town Hall).