Public Events

Patricia Torres Ray, Ilhan Omar, and Margaret Anderson Kelliher

Upcoming Events

Throughout the year the Center hosts a wide array of public events with elected officials, academic thinkers, and public leaders on topics that range from healthcare to housing, governance theory, national security, and leadership in public affairs. All of the Center’s public events are free and open to the University of Minnesota community, students, and the general public.

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Past Events

Explore the Center's past events, including video and audio recordings. 

Courageous Conversations

The Courageous Conversations series explores Minnesota’s aging workforce. Over several public programs throughout greater Minnesota, the Center engages directly with the leaders in business, government, and the public to discuss the changing demographics and workforce challenges facing the state.