Humphrey School News—June 23, 2020

Humphrey School Launches Summer Seminar Series

Faculty experts will discuss pressing issues in weekly online forums

Across the nation, conversations around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and public safety reform serve as a reminder that the study of public policy has never been more relevant.

As a school committed to educating the next generation of public leaders, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs is launching a virtual, weekly summer seminar series on important policy topics, ranging from rethinking urban planning in the aftermath of protests to environmental and energy issues in times of unrest.

The Humphrey School Summer Seminars will take place every Thursday at noon and feature faculty members, alumni, and current students from the School's public policy (MPP), urban and regional planning (MURP), and science, technology, and environmental policy (MS-STEP) programs, as they dissect current events through a public policy lens.

Recordings of the discussions will be posted to the Humphrey School’s YouTube page the day following each seminar.

Here is the schedule of events through July. August seminars will be announced in a few weeks.

Mark your calendars, make sure to register, and join us each Thursday. We look forward to engaging with you on these important topics.

Humphrey School Summer Seminar Series

June 18: Who’s Looting Whom? Predatory Plunder in the Name of Criminal Justice 
Professor Joe Soss and PhD candidate AshLee Smith 
Watch the conversation

June 25: Protests and City Planning: An Exploration of Urban Planning and Social Justice
Associate Professor Ryan Allen, Assistant Professor Fernando Burga, Denetrick Powers (MURP ’18), and LisaBeth Barajas (MURP ’04)
Watch the conversation

July 2: Noon–1 p.m. Future Services Institute (FSI): Impacts of COVID-19 in the Human Service Sector 
FSI Director Sook Jin Ong, FSI Research and Evaluation Director Henriët Hendricks, and Suriya Vijayasarathy (MPP ’21) 
Register for the event

July 9: Noon–1 p.m. Environment and Energy Issues in Times of Unrest 
Assistant Professors Gabe Chan and Bonnie Keeler, and Maggie Rogers (MS-STEP ’20)
Register for the event 

July 16: Noon–1 p.m. Economics and Public Policy: A Conversation on Aid and Stimulus
Social policy research scientist Angie Fertig, Tyler Boesch (MPP ’20), and Cory Georgopoulos (MPP ’20) 
Register for the event 

July 23: Noon–1 p.m. Building Evidence for Active Travel: Studies of Multi-use Trails 
Professor Greg Lindsey and Lila Singer Berk (MURP ’18)
Register for the event

July 30: Noon–1 p.m. Can the U.S. Restore Its Global Leadership? 
Diplomat-in-Residence Mary Curtin, JR Swanson (MPP ’20), and Isaac Russell (MPP '21)
Register for the event

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