How would you spend Minnesota’s $18 billion budget surplus if it was your money and doing the greatest good for the greatest number of people were your objectives?
Please join us for the annual celebration of John Brandl and his uncommon quest for common ground.
John Brandl was dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a Minnesota state legislator. A staunch Democrat, he was inquisitive and inclusive. His politics and his friendships, as we might say today, were those honoring diversity of all, equity for all and thoughtful inclusion of all.
Each year since his passing in 2008, several local think tanks of various political orientations have convened discussions on public policy to continue John’s uncommon search for that common ground.
The program agenda is:
- Welcome and Introductions: Nisha Botchwey, dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
- John Brandl – An Uncommon Minnesotan Seeking the Common Good: Mitch Pearlstein, founder emeritus, Center of the American Experiment
- Kate Cimino, executive director, Citizens League
- Tom Horner, co-founder, Himle Horner
- Dane Smith, president emeritus, Growth & Justice
- Doug Tice, commentary editor, Star Tribune
- John Phalen, economist, Center of the American Experiment
Discussion Moderator: John Hinderaker, president, Center of the American Experiment
It is free and open to the public.