February 14, 2007

The Bush Administration vs. the American Public

The Bush Administration vs. the American Public on issues of Multilateralism and Cooperation

Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale and Professor Benjamin Page, Northwestern University

Thursday, February 22, 2007
10:00am – 11:30am
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center
301 19^th Ave S., Minneapolis
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

President Bush, his senior advisers, and some foreign policy specialists have advocated a unilateral approach to foreign policy. Americans, however, have long supported a multilateral approach to foreign policy that relies on collaboration with the United Nations and other countries.

Ben Page, Gordon S. Fulcher Professor of Decision Making in the Political Science Department at Northwestern University, will discuss the growing gap between the Bush Administration and the American public on issues of foreign policy. He will be joined by former Vice President Walter F. Mondale. Dean Brian Atwood will moderate.

The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance works to develop practical solutions to pressing political and policy challenges. CSPG provides non-partisan research and forums to foster more effective and efficient governance, increase the transparency of government processes, and rebuild public trust in order to counteract negative influences that threaten our democracy.

The event is free and open to the public.

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January 19, 2007

Trade and Tensions

Global Policy Seminar/Workshop Series
of the Freeman Center at the Humphrey Institute presents:

WHO: Professor Daniel Gifford, The Law School, University of Minnesota
WHAT: Trade and Tensions (among Trading Partners)
WHEN: Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 12:45 - 2:00 pm
WHERE: 170 HHH - Stassen Room,UofM West Bank Campus, Humphrey Institute

This talk, based on the research for Professor Gifford’s recent Robert E. Hudec article, looks at several issues in which prevailing mixtures of culture, law and economics generate problematic outcomes and generate tensions among trading partners: import surges and safeguards; industrial policy issues; inconsistent competition policies; issues at the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust law; strategic trade policy issues; and disagreements over the role of economics.