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

Global Policy

Teaching, research, and public participation in the global policy area focuses on those aspects of policy that are most global, such as national security, human rights, economic development, and many aspects of international policy cooperation.

Global Notes

MDP students in BoliviaRead all about the exciting work of our students, faculty, and researchers in Global Notes. This forum is updated frequently with notes from students in the Master of Development Practice degree program, alumni, and the global policy area coordinator.

Ron launches openGlobalRights

James Ron, the Harold E. Stassen Chair of International Affairs at the Humphrey School, along with Leslie Vinjamuri, co-director of the Centre for the International Politics of Conflict at the University of London, will launch a new section on the influential London-based e-zine,, later this month. Funded by the Ford Foundation, openGlobalRights will broaden and deepen international conversations over the future of human rights.

Research Centers

The Freeman Center for International Economic Policy identifies the major challenges of an increasingly interdependent global economy, mobilizes resources and talents to analyze the nature of these challenges, and designs effective policy responses to address them.

The International Fellowship Programs bring accomplished mid-career professionals from designated developing nations and emerging democracies to the United States for a year of professional development and related academic study and cultural exchange.


Related Academic Programs
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Master of Development Practice (MDP)
Mid-career Master of Public Affairs (MPA)

Faculty Experts
Visiting Lecturer Steve Andreasen
Professor Ragui Assaad
Professor Brian Atwood
Diplomat-in-residence Mary Curtin
Assistant Professor Audrey Dorélien
Associate Professor Greta Friedemann-Sánchez
Lecturer/Coordinator Sherry Gray
Senior Fellow Robbin Johnson
Professor Robert Kudrle
Professor Deborah Levison
Assistant Professor Carrie Oelberger
Assistant Professor Sarah Parkinson
Associate Professor James Ron
Professor Eric Schwartz
Lecturer/Coordinator Dave Wilsey


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"The greatness of a nation is not detemined by its ultimate accomplishments, but more importantly by its significant beginnings."

- Hubert Humphrey, December 8, 1967


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