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Humphrey Professor Ryan Allen in the media on Minneapolis election

At Minneapolis City Hall, a fresh (and familiar) story "Set to become the highest-ranking elected official of Somali descent in the United...

Humphrey grad and UofM Regent Abdul M. Omari featured

Multiple worlds come together for doctoral student and University regent Abdul M. Omari "Abdul M. Omari grew up in south Minneapolis, just...

Humphrey Grad Duane Johnson featured in CNN's "Black in America"

From the Insight News story "As an upcoming installment of CNN's 'Black in America' hosted by Soledad O'Brien, the provocative series will...

Former Humphrey Fellow Pierre Directs Women and Leadership Empowerment (WeLead) Program

Beaudelaine Pierre is currently the Program Director tor of the Women and Leadership Empowerment(WeLead)Program at Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment, where she...

WPP Happy Hour: On the Road to Equality with Humphrey student Josie Shardlow

On the Road to Equality with Humphrey student Josie Shardlow and Kim Borton from the Women's Foundation March 29 (4-6 p.m., Humphrey...

Humphrey Student Abdul Omari appointed to the Board of Regents

The Minnesota Board of Regents has three members with strong ties to the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. On March 6, the...

Wilder CEO (Humphrey Alum) sounds alarm on racial disparities

"ST. PAUL, Minn. -- MayKao Hang doesn't look like the average Minnesota CEO, especially when she's mingling with other executives. 'I would...

Alum Senator Patricia Torres Ray takes the $101 pledge

Several Minnesota lawmakers are challenged to live on the same amount families on Minnesota's welfare program get per week. Many, including Senator...

Humphrey's Harry Boyte in Huffington Post: "The Return of the Exiles"

From the article: "For all the differences between Barack Obama and Cornel West -- described in my recent column, "Higher Education and...

Alum Ahmed Yusuf publishes book, Somalis in Minnesota

Originally published in Alumni Notes Ahmed Ismail Yusuf (MPA '08) recently published Somalis in Minnesota (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012). In his...

Alum Talk-"On the basis of sex": Public Policy, the Female Athlete, and the Politics of Title IX

Libby Sharrow, Humphrey School grad and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science, will be presenting her dissertation research as part...

Faculty Research - New Deal Ruins: Race, Economic Justice, & Public Housing Policy book launch

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 3 to 5 p.m. Humphrey Forum New Deal Ruins is about the large-scale reduction in commitment to...

The Clothes I Wear

Originally published in the Humphrey School's PubTalk Blog The following blog post was written by Dr. Katherine Fennelly, Professor at the Humphrey...

Plowden joins Children's Defense Fund and is featured in YWCA publication

Originally published in the Humphrey School Alumni Notes Blog In June, Chandra Plowden (MPP '10) joined the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) as...

Obama attempting to change face of the judiciary

The Humphrey School's Infinity Project was cited in this Associated Press article on President Obama's efforts to diversify the federal bench. "In...

Supporting Diversity in Community Development through the Krusell Fellowship

The Fall/Winter 2012 issue of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs Reporter featured three Krusell Fellowship alumni who are engaging in...

Alum Profile: Sheila Nezhad (MDP 2012), Research and Education Manager, Rainbow Health Initiative

Humphrey alum Sheila Nezhad (MDP, 2012) is the Research and Education Manager at Rainbow Health Initiative (RHI). RHI is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit...

Public Nonprofit Management Faculty Candidate Talks

Featuring Grace Chikoto on "Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness: Comparison of Nonprofit, Public, and Private Organizations," December 10, 11:15 - 12:30 p.m....

PA 5422 Diversity and Public Policy

Dr. Samuel Myers will be teaching PA 5422 Diversity and Public Policy fall semester 2012. From the course guide: "This course surveys...



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