Our Leadership

Dean Eric SchwartzEric P. Schwartz, Dean

Dean Eric Schwartz joined the Humphrey School in 2011. He has extensive experience in foreign policy, international humanitarian affairs and human rights, refugees, and conflict prevention. Prior to 2011, Dean Schwartz was U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration. He also previously served as director of the Connect U.S. Fund, as UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Deputy Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, and as Senior Director and Special Assistant to the President for Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs for the National Security Council at the White House.

Dean Schwartz holds a law degree from New York University School of Law, a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Read more

Laura BloombergLaura Bloomberg, Associate Dean

Laura Bloomberg is the associate dean and a member of the graduate faculty at the Humphrey School. She teaches courses on leadership, management, and program evaluation. Bloomberg has won several awards for teaching, including the Humphrey students' award for Instructor of the Year (2010 and 2011) and the University of Minnesota Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the Council of Graduate Students (2011).

Bloomberg previously served as executive director of the Center for Integrative Leadership, a joint initiative with the Carlson School of Management and the Humphrey School. Prior to joining the Humphrey School in 2007, Bloomberg was a school district administrator and principal of a K-12 urban magnet school. From 1990-1996 she was an instructor, researcher, and academic administrator in the College of Education, University of Minnesota. Bloomberg served as a school board member in Mahtomedi, Minnesota (1996-2004) and chaired the Association of Metropolitan School Districts. She is a founding partner of Full Circle Community Institute, a cross cultural organization that provides evaluation and leadership support to community-based organizations and indigenous tribal communities. Read more

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