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2013 News Releases

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Former State Department official to serve as Humphrey School diplomat-in-residence
Minneapolis, MN (11/27/13)—Mary T. Curtin, PhD, is joining the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota as diplomat-in-residence and will work with students to strengthen connections between the Humphrey School and the Washington, D.C. foreign policy community. Dr. Curtin, a Minnesota native, comes to the Humphrey School after serving twenty-five years as a Department of State Foreign Service Officer, having served in Washington, Europe, Africa, and Latin America and having worked on such issues as the Middle East peace process, human rights, and democratization and non-proliferation.

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Distinguished citizens join Humphrey School Advisory Council
Minneapolis, MN (11/22/13)—Humphrey School of Public Affairs Dean Eric Schwartz today welcomed five new members of the Humphrey School Dean’s Advisory Council, including former senior government officials with distinguished careers in public service and the private sector at state, national, and international levels.

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The best at doing things differently: Humphrey School recognizes cities, counties, and schools for innovation and creativity
Minneapolis, MN (11/14/13)—The Humphrey School of Public Affairs today announced winners of its seventh annual Local Government Innovation Awards. The awards—organized in partnership with the Bush Foundation and co-sponsored by the League of Minnesota Cities, the Association of Minnesota Counties, and the Minnesota School Board Association—recognize government entities for their creativity and effectiveness in redesigning how they do business. Eighteen local government innovators will receive awards, with one overall winner chosen in each of three categories: cities, counties, and schools.

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Rybak to teach at University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School and College of Design
Minneapolis, MN (10/30/13)
—The University of Minnesota announced today that outgoing Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will become a distinguished visiting practitioner, with a joint appointment at both the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the College of Design.

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University of Minnesota Regents approve Humphrey School of Public Affairs doctoral degree program
Minneapolis, MN (6/14/13)—The University of Minnesota Board of Regents today voted to approve a Ph.D. in Public Affairs degree program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. This doctoral degree will provide students with critical skills necessary to address increasingly complex domestic and global policy challenges—from healthcare reform and economic development to climate change and international conflict prevention—and better prepare them for careers in government, nonprofit organizations, business, and academia.

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Professor Kathy Fennelly retires after 16 years at the U of M
Minneapolis, MN (6/3/13)A lifelong student of population issues, Professor Kathy Fennelly now finds herself in a new demographic category: retired. She left the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs in May and has relocated to New York City, where she continues to collaborate with East Coast immigration advocates.

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Humphrey School partners with universities in Hong Kong and around U.S. to develop and share innovative learning materials
Minneapolis, MN (6/3/13) To best prepare students for roles in public service, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs is forging global partnerships to create and use interactive, digital tools designed to provide students real-life examples of public policy and management challenges. The Hubert Project allows public affairs instructors to develop and share a wide range of materials—from short videos to media-enhanced eCases. It’s in part an answer to growing demands from today’s technically savvy students: instead of reading a printed articles and case studies, students can watch video interviews with key stakeholders, view photos, and browse relevant documents.

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Human rights advocate Senator Allan Spear among topics to be researched by 2013 Mondale Research Fellows
Minneapolis, MN (5/13/13) Minnesota Senator Allan Spear—one of the first openly gay Americans to serve in public office—is among four elected officials whose lives and public contributions will be researched by Mondale Research Fellows. Ten years before today’s historic vote to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota, Spear led the passage of Minnesota’s 1993 Human Rights Act, which guaranteed protection from discrimination in education, employment, and housing to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual Minnesotans. University of Minnesota political science student Joshua Preston will research Spear’s leadership role in passing the legislation.

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A Conversation with Lanny J. Davis: crisis management, famous cases, insiders’ moves, and public perception
Minneapolis, MN (5/13/13) The mastermind who helped notable figures like President Bill Clinton and Martha Stewart survive public crises answers questions about survival strategies and how they may influence public perception. From tax evasion charges to sex scandals and other potentially devastating “challenges,” individuals and corporations turn to crisis managers, like Lanny J. Davis. This conversation includes a presentation about rules for businesses and politicians in times of crisis, stories from notable cases, plus Q&A.

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Twin Cities Somali community to be focus of worldwide research
Minneapolis, MN (5/3/13) — As Somalis begin to return to their homeland since the country has become more stable in recent months, researchers at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs will be working to better understand how the experiences they bring home could affect the future of Somalia. In a unique collaboration with the Peace Research Institute Oslo and The Heritage Institute in Mogadishu, Humphrey School researchers will lead a project to determine three things:

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President Obama appoints Humphrey School dean to U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
Minneapolis, MN (4/15/13) — President Obama on Thursday announced his intent to appoint Eric Schwartz, dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, to serve on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). The USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan U.S. federal government commission that monitors the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad.

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Annual Humphrey Public Leadership Awards recognize leaders making change in the global community
Minneapolis, MN (3/7/13) — The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is pleased to announce the 2013 recipients of the Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Awards. In honor of the School’s namesake and Minnesota’s most famous public servant, the awards honor individuals who contribute to the common good through leadership and service.

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Vice President Biden’s new National Security Advisor to speak at Humphrey School commencement
Minneapolis, MN (3/7/13)
— Jacob (Jake) Sullivan, who recently was appointed as Vice President Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor, will deliver the Humphrey School of Public Affairs’ commencement address on May 20, 2013. Sullivan, from Minneapolis, served as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff and director for the State Department’s Office of Policy Planning during the first four years of the Obama Administration.

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Humphrey School announces Local Government Innovation Award Winners
Minneapolis, MN (1/17/13) Yesterday, the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center (PNLC) at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs announced winners of the 2012-13 Local Government Innovation Awards, an annual competition to reward counties, cities, and schools that are making Minnesota better through innovative practices and ideas. The PNLC has sponsored the awards for six years, but this year, citizens across the state voted among three finalists to determine which entrant would receive a $25,000 grant to continue its work.

 

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