Public Events

Tom Friedman gives a lecture in Cowles Auditorium as part of CSPG's Courageous Conversations series

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, and subscribe to the Center's Soundcloud account to receive updates when new audio recordings are posted.

Certificate in Election Administration Webinars

The certificate program hosts a regular series of free webinars on pressing issues of concern to the election community. Topics range from poll worker training to election security issues and are hosted by top experts in the field.

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.