Voting Rights and the Struggle for Democracy: The 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act 

The Humphrey School, along with campus and community partners, presents a conference to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the second of the civil rights movement's two greatest legislative achievements and a major step toward the "new birth of freedom" promised by President Abraham Lincoln a century earlier.

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Professor Carissa Slotterback appointed to advance collaborative research at University of Minnesota

Slotterback will work to strengthen and facilitate alignment among the University's multiple research initiatives and to promote transdisciplinary collaborations that address critical societal challenges, as director of research engagement with the Office of the Vice President of Research.

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Humphrey Researchers Call for U.S. Government to Expand Role in Rebuilding Somalia

As Somalia continues to rebuild after a prolonged civil war that began in the early 1990s, researchers at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs recommend the U.S. government consider shifting its work from peacekeeping to rebuilding in ways that will help grow Somalia's economy.

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Former Star Tribune Publisher receives Award of Distinction from University of Minnesota Board of Regents

Roger Parkinson, former publisher and president of the Star Tribune and current vice chairman of the Humphrey School Dean's Advisory Council received the Award of Distinction, one of the highest awards given to a non-alumnus by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.

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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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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 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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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

Apr 2, 12:30 PM | HHH 215

What It Will Take to End the AIDS Pandemic: Why Inclusion of Marginalized Populations is Essential
Apr 6, 04:00 PM | Cowles Auditroium; Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Foreign Assistance: Help or Harm? Discussion
Apr 7, 04:30 PM | Cowles Auditorium