October 2009 Archives

Feeding the World: At Home and Abroad

Tom Vilsack with J. Brian Atwood and Allen Levine - October 5, 2009 - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks with Dean J. Brian Atwood of the Humphrey Institute and Dean Allen Levine of the college of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. The trio engages in a wide-ranging conversation about food aid and international development, obesity and nutrition, food security, farm and foreign trade policy, and a host of other topics related to the USDA's mission.

Touching the Third Rail: The Politics of American Health Care

Larry Jacobs holds the Walter and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies and directs the Center of the Study of Politics and Governance at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. An expert in American politics and policy, he is the author of ten scholarly books including The Health of Nations: Public Opinion and the Making of U.S. and British Health Policy and Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair, as well as articles on health reform in The New England Journal of Medicine and elsewhere. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Robert Wood Johnson Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. Professor Jacobs received a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University and joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota in 1988.

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