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Humphrey School, MPR launch PoliGraph

Every election season, politicians have a lot to say about their records, each other, and policy issues impacting the state. But are...

Happy 100th Birthday Hubert Humphrey!

May 26, 3 p.m. | Hennepin County Government Center The Humphrey School will host a centennial birthday celebration in honor of Hubert...

Majority Rule in Presidential Elections

May 16, 12 p.m. | Humphrey Forum The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a panel discussion about...

Commencement Featuring Vice President Walter Mondale

In honor of the celebration of the centennial of Hubert Humphrey's birth, Humphrey's friend and longtime compatriot Vice President Walter Mondale will...

Sabo Lecture with James Oberstar

May 6, 10 a.m. | Cowles Auditorium James L. Oberstar will present "a Perspective on a Career in Public Life" at 10...

Organizing for Success: Lessons for the New Dayton Administration

February 8, 8:30--9:30 a.m. | Humphrey Forum The Humphrey School's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a discussion...

What Minnesota Knows About Clean Energy (And How We Can Explain it to Washington)

April 26, 1:30--3 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy will host a public forum with Senator...

Still a House Divided: Race in Politics in Obama's America

April 25, 12-1:15 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a discussion with Desomnd...

Before the Negotiations Begin: Minnesota Budget Deficit and Possible Solutions

April 6, 12:30 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium Minnesota has a projected $5 billion over the next biennium. The House and Senate propose...

Gerrymandering

February 22, 6:30--8:45 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a screening of the...

Hubert Humphrey and Ronald Reagan: Together Again

February 21, 5--6:30 p.m. | Humphrey Center 2011 marks the centennial of the birth of two great American political leaders, Hubert Humphrey...

History Lounge with Paul Stone

February 15, 7 p.m. | Minnesota History Center On Tuesday February 15, Professor Paul Stone of the Humphrey School will present a...

Winner-take-all Politics: How Washington is Making the Rich Richer

February 10, 12--1:15 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium Professor Larry Jacobs of the Humphrey School will welcome Professor Jacob Hacker from 12 to...

Obama's state of the unions less 'intelligent' than Bush's

U.S. News and World Report, January 25, 2011 Research Associate and founder of the University's SmartPolitics blog Dr. Eric Ostermeier has analyzed...

Pawlenty assesses his legacy as governor

Pioneer Press, December 22, 2010 "Tim Pawlenty's biggest accomplishment was tapping the brakes on taxes and spending," "http://www.twincities.com/ci_16915194?nclick_check=1">...

Editorial: Redistricting isn't about battle lines

Star Tribune, December 22, 2010 Professor Larry Jacobs pens an editorial encouraging the governor to appoint an impartial commission for redistricting. "History...

The real threat to health care reform

CNN, December 20, 2010 Argued in a fascinating paper for the Russell Sage Foundation, the health care program also remains vulnerable because...

Cravaack outlines positions, goals

Duluth News Tribune, December 19, 2010 "It doesn't take much time with U.S. Rep.-elect Chip Cravaack to see the deficit hawk emerge.'...

Humphrey Institute and MPR news release review of poll

MPR news, December 17, 2010 Suggested weighting future polls to account for geographic variations. Jacobs also recommended other ways to improve the...

MPR/Humphrey Institue poll review: too many 612s?

Minn Post, December 17, 2010 "81 percent of "612" voters participated when asked. Statewide, the figure was 67 percent." PDF of story...

Review of MPR, Humphrey Institute poll recommends changes

MPR news, December 17, 2010 PDF story Poll.pdf12.17.10 MPR Jacobs Election Poll.pdf...

U pollsters eye changes to pre-election sampling

WKBT.com, December 17, 2010 "The last pre-election poll should be taken closer to the election, include the results of other polls, ask...

Review of MPR, Humphrey Institute poll recommends changes

MPR news December 17, 2010 "Given that Democratic candidates traditionally fare well among voters in the 612 area code, the higher cooperation...

The plaque is back

The Washington Post December 15, 2010 "May all who pass through these portals recognize the invaluable contribution to worldwide development made by...

Oberstar says goodbye to the house

Minn Post December 15, 2010 "I can look back on my service and say that I have given it my best." PDF...

A Pattern of politics of compromise and contradiction

Politics In Color December 14, 2010 "almost everything that the White House has done has been haunted by the personnel and the...

What the RNC race could look like

Politico December 13, 2010 "Norm would very much like to chair the RNC,""His major obstacle would be that he's not an RNC...

Pawlenty's presidental ambitions get the Pat Robertson treatment

The Minnesota Independent December 13, 2010 Minnesota Republican strategist Vin Weber made the case for Pawlenty as well saying he's the only...

Pawlenty's presidental ambitions get the Pat Robertson treatment

The Minnesota Independent December 13, 2010 Minnesota Republican strategist Vin Weber made the case for Pawlenty as well saying "he's the...

President Museveni's PhD is another rap for Uganda

New Vision December 13, 2010 He has in the past received a doctorate of laws from Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University...

Bachmann hit 14 national media outlets in the last seven days

The Minnesota Independent December 13, 2010 A study last year by the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota found that Rep....

Rep. elect Johnson spins a yarn

Youngstown Vindicator December 10, 2010 Smart Politics, the political news site of the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, reviewed...

The Big Loser: Media Polling

Hot Air December 10, 2010 The Twin Cities' conservative blogging community, going back to its earliest days in the early 2000s, has...

Humphrey Institute begins search for new dean

KSTP December 8, 2010 The search is on for a new dean for the high-profile Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the...

Humphrey Institute begins search for new dean

Kare 11 December 8, 2010 The search is on for a new dean for the high-profile Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at...

Is bigger cheaper? citites and counties contemplate merging or sharing

Minn Post December 8, 2010 With austerity in vogue, the how-to question keeps popping up: How to save money? How to wring...

Study look at heave dfl bias in Humphrey - MPR Polls

Minneapolis Finder Forum, December 7, 2006 "Given that Democratic candidates traditionally fare well among voters in the 612 area code, the higher...

World Bank President Robert Zoellick

December 1, 3:30-5 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Center of Study of Politics and Governance will host World Bank President Robert Zoellick...

Judges, Money, and Politics: The State of Judicial Elections in Minnesota

November 18, 4 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a discussion about how...

Screening of The Art of the Possible at the Humphrey Center

November 11, 5 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium If you missed the premiere of Hubert H. Humphrey: The Art of the Possible in...

Recount: Take Two

November 10, 3:30--5 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host leading experts to discuss...

Women and Political Power in Humphrey's Era and Today

November 10, 11:30 a.m. | Humphrey Forum Debra Fitzpatrick, director of the Center on Women and Public Policy, will convene a group...

The Morning After: A Post-election Analysis

November 3, 8 a.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Humphrey School's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a discussion...

The Humphrey Legacy: From Civil Rights to Diversity

October 13, 11:30 a.m.--12:30 p.m. | Wilkins Room Professor Samuel L. Myers, Jr., will offer the next in the series of presentations...

Post Citizens United: What Corporate Contributions Mean of our Political System

October 12, 12--1:15 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a conversation about the...

The Good Fight: A Life in Liberal Politics

October 20, 12--1:30 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium Join Vice President Walter F. Mondale as he discusses his new book, The Good Fight:...

Frances Fox Piven: Labor and the American Left

October 11, 12--1:30 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a public discussion with...

How Redistricting Can Remake Minnesota Politics

October 4, 8 a.m.--12 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a half-day forum...

Michelle Norris and The Grace of Silence

October 1, 7:30--8:40 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host renowned journalist and author...

Gubernatorial Candidate Forum with Tom Horner

September 20, 12--1:15 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a public gubernatorial forum...

Candidate Forum: Tom Emmer

September 15, 1 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a public gubernatorial forum...

Premiere of The Art of the Possible

September 15, 6:30 p.m. | Ted Mann Concert Hall ** Humphrey Centennial Celebration Event ** Dean J. Brian Atwood and members of...

Gubernatorial Candidate Forum with Mark Dayton

September 13, 12--1:15 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will kick off a series of...

Vin Weber: Washington Update

September 9, 4--5 p.m. | Humphrey Forum The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host former Representative Ven Weber...

Campaigning on Facts: Scrutiny and Press Coverage

August 6, 12 p.m. | Humphrey Center The Humphrey School's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a panel...

They Aren't Laughing at Laffer Anymore

June 22, 12 p.m. | Humphrey Center The Humphrey School's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host Kevin Hasset...

Consequences of the Supreme Court's Ruling on Unallotment

May 7, 8 a.m. | Cowles Auditorium The Humphrey School's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a panel...

David Sanger at the Humphrey School

April 27, 12 p.m. | Humphrey Forum, Humphrey Center Vice President Walter F. Mondale and Professor Larry Jacobs, director of the Center...

Professionalization in Election Administration

April 14, 10:30 a.m. | Wilkins Room, Humphrey Center The Humphrey School will host Doug Chapin, director of Elections Initiatives at the...

Tortured Reasoning and Misunderstanding the Threat

April 13, 12 p.m. | Humphrey Forum, Humphrey Center Vice President Walter F. Mondale and Professor Larry Jacobs, director of the Center...

The Struggle for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

April 8, 2 p.m. | Wilkins Room, Humphrey Center The Humphrey School will host Congressman Keith Ellison (D) to talk about the...

Alberto Mora: Military Justice in a Time of Terrorism

March 24, 12 p.m. | Humphrey Forum The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host former General Counsel of...

Senator Becky Lourey on "Smarter State Fiscal Policy"

Sen. Becky Lourey, candidate for governor, outlined "A Smarter State Fiscal Policy: Fair Taxes, Quality Health Care, Safer Streets, and Stable Schools"...

Sue Jeffers on "Runaway Government"

Sue Jeffers, GOP candidate for governor, gave a public policy address on "Taming the Beast: Regaining Control of a Runaway Government" on...

Peter Hutchinson on "The Price of Government"

Gubernatorial candidate Peter Hutchinson (IP-endorsed candidate) spoke about "The Price of Government: Getting the Results We Need in an Age of Permanent...

Mike Hatch on Health Care

Attorney General Mike Hatch, DFL-endorsed candidate for governor, spoke on "Affordability and Availability of Health Care," on August 9 at the Humphrey...