University of Minnesota, Humphrey School launch collaboration with Human Rights Watch

An exciting new initiative will provide University of Minnesota graduate students the opportunity to work directly with one of the world's largest and most prestigious human rights organizations.

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Humphrey School Professor Samuel Myers to receive Westerfield Award from National Economic Association

Dr. Samuel Myers, Jr., the Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, has been named recipient of the Samuel Z. Westerfield, Jr., Award by the National Economic Association (NEA). The award is the NEA's highest honor.

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President Kaler Appoints Humphrey Alum and Current MPA Student to Co-Lead University Relations

Congratulations to Humphrey School Mid-career Master of Public Affairs (MPA) alum Ann Aronson and current MPA student Chuck Tombarge on their appointment as deputy chiefs of staff to the president for communications and co-leaders of University Relations at the University of Minnesota.

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Humphrey School Dean Delivers Keynote at U's Global Health Day 

Eric Schwartz, dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, delivered the keynote address at the University of Minnesota's first Global Health Day. His remarks on the Ethical Considerations for Global Health focused on responses to the Ebola crisis.

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Humphrey School recognizes local government entities for innovation and creativity

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs announces winners of its eighth annual Local Government Innovation Awards. As local governments struggle with cutbacks at state and federal levels, the awards recognize local entities for creativity serving Minnesotans.

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The Humphrey School: Inspiring Leaders to Advance the Common Good 

In this new video presentation, you'll see how the Humphrey School of Public Affairs prepares young people for careers in public life. Students come to us with a passion to become catalysts for change and we transform that passion into knowledge, into skills, and into action.

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Humphrey School announces new President Clinton Scholarship for Diversity and Inclusion

With money raised from President Clinton's visit to the University of Minnesota in June, the Humphrey School will fully fund tuition for two students entering next fall. 

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Humphrey Rated among the top-ranking public policy schools

Earn a Master of Public Policy degree at one of the top-ranked public policy schools in the country—the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Our public policy degree trains leaders to design and advocate for better public policy solutions.

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The Humphrey School: A Top Urban Planning School

Earn a master's degree in urban and regional planning from one of the top urban planning schools in the country - the University of Minnesota. We prepare students to be planning professionals at the regional, city, and local levels in our urban planning graduate program. Learn more now!

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Interested in Environmental Policy or Science and Technology Policy?

Become a top leader and policymaker with a Master of Science in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy from the top-rated Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Topics covered in our graduate program include environmental policy and management, energy policy, science policy, and technology policy.

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Why a Mid-career Master of Public Affairs Degree?

Learn to help shape public policy and lead change with a graduate degree from the Humphrey School - a top public affairs school. Most students complete our mid-career Master of Public Affairs graduate program in less than three years.

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Our executive education programs are available with a Early Childhood Policy Certificate, Nonprofit Management Certificate, Policy Issues on Work + Pay Certificate and Public Affairs Leadership Certificate. The Humphrey School also offers customized training and other professional and leadership development opportunities.

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Events, Blogs + News

Freeman Workshop on Global Policy: Sovereign Debt Default
November 18, 12:45 p.m. | The Stassen Room (Room 170), Humphrey School, West Bank Campus

Same Sun: Sami Zouari on Research being done with Prof. Ragui Assaad relating to labor markets in Tunisia
November 20, 3 p.m. | Andreas Theater (HHH 110)

2015 Oslo Summer School and Smaby Fellowship info sessoin
December 3, 11:30 a.m. | HHH 110 Andreas Theatre