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

Politics + Governance

Helping students understand the political context in which policy decisions are made so that they can influence the public arena through agenda-setting, advocacy, persuasion, and participation in grassroots reform.


Welcoming the 2012-13 Policy Fellows

The Policy Fellows program offers practical training in public affairs leadership for emerging and mid-career leaders seeking new experiences and skills... (more)


Policy Competition Awards Four Prizes to Innovative Programs that Fight Poverty Nationwide

The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance and partners, launched the Ideas for Action Award in June 2012, drawing nearly 50 submissions from across the nation...(more)

Research Centers

The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance develops practical information and solutions to pressing political and policy challenges. The center strives to increase public understanding of politics through research relevant to policymakers and legislators throughout the Upper Midwest and by serving as a resource to the media and citizens on important policy issues.


Related Academic Programs
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Mid-career Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
Certificate in Public Affairs Leadership

Professional Development
Policy Fellows

Faculty Experts
Professor Ragui Assaad
Senior Fellow Harry Boyte
Lecturer Sherry Gray
Professor Lawrence R. Jacobs
Assistant Professor Kathy Quick
Associate Professor Paul Stone
Senior Fellow Vin Weber



Photo of Hubert Humphrey

“Democratic government has never been easy. This is why so few nations have been successful at it for any sustained period of time. It is, so to speak, ‘a glorious mystery.'"

-Hubert Humphrey, September 6, 1963