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Speaker Series Kicks off with Atwood Discussing International Development

Minneapolis, MN (09/24/10) - The Humphrey Institute will kick off a series of discussions of current issues related to Hubert Humphrey's legacy with a discussion led by Dean J. Brian Atwood from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, in Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey Center. Dean Atwood will talk about The New Face of International Development.

World leaders meet this week in New York to discuss progress toward the Millennium Development Goals, the worldwide commitment to significantly reduce poverty by 2015. Hubert H. Humphrey was a pioneer in sharing America's abundance with the developing world and seeking global stability through such initiatives as the Food for Peace program.

How has the United States' role in the world chanced over the past 40 years? How should we help developing nations achieve self‐sufficiency? What is the new face of international development? Join Dean J. Brian Atwood and a panel of Humphrey Institute faculty members as they assess the relationship between security and development and discuss new strategies for equity and prosperity around the world.

Author of literally thousands of pieces of legislation, Hubert H. Humphrey is considered one of the most effective lawmakers of the 20th century. An impassioned orator, Humphrey described himself as having a "zealous righteousness" burning within him.

Yet, his ultimate legislative accomplishments--the Civil Rights Bill, the Peace Corps, extension of the Food for Peace program, the landmark 1963 Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union, and scores of bills pertaining to health, education, and welfare--were achieved through pragmatism and willing compromise with his opponents. During Humphrey's centennial year, the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs will host a series of policy discussions of current issues related to the late Senator and Vice President's policy legacy.

All events will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Humphrey Center, 301 19th Avenue South in Minneapolis. They are free and open to the public; no registration is required.

October 13 Professor Samuel L. Myers, Jr. The Humphrey Legacy: From Civil Rights to Diversity

November 10 Deborah Fitzpatrick Women and Political Power in the Humphrey Era and Today

December 8 Senior Fellow Art Rolnick
Early Childhood Education Yields High Public Return: Why Aren't We Investing?

January 19 Professor Morris Kleiner
Employer Reaction to Union Organizing

January 26 Associate Professor Jodi Sandfort
A New Day, A New Way: Public-Private Partnerships

February 9 Senior Fellow Lee Munnich, Jr.
Transit: What Would Hubert Do?

February 23 Professor Deborah Swackhamer
Engaging Science

March 9 Professor Edward G. Goetz
Where Have All the Towers Gone? Race, Housing, and Redevelopment in American Cities

May 27, 2001, marks the 100th anniversary of Hubert H. Humphrey's birth. As his self‐designated "living legacy," the Humphrey Institute will spend the academic year highlighting his amazing legislative and personal accomplishments, as well as how we are fulfilling that legacy today by working on some of the same tough challenges he addressed and by educating the next generation of leaders. This is the first of many centennial year events. Please visit www.hhh.umn.edu for more information.

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