Wednesday, October 7, 2015

UMN Global Food System resource

Food Matters

IonE has a new online resource that will provide primers and visuals covering the global food system for use by those who influence or educate environmental decision makers.

Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
1954 Buford Avenue
325 Learning & Environmental SciencesSaint Paul, MN 55108
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Oct 8, 4pm at Northrop: Engaging Communities in the Heartland

Engaging Communities in the Heartland: An Archaeology of a Multi-Racial Community with Paul Shackel
Thursday, October 8, 4 p.m., Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

HHH 1st yr students--Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations

Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations - Summer 2016 in DC

Internal application deadline: 11:59 pm, Monday, November 2, 2015.  See details below.

The Harold W Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations Summer 2016 offers students pursuing a career in international affairs the opportunity to spend a summer in professional fellowship positions in the US Congress or at a US government agency (including the State Department and the Department of Defense) in Washington, DC. 

Eligibility: The program is open to all graduate students enrolled in APSIA-member schools (Humphrey is an APSIA member school), are returning to school full-time in Fall 2016, can demonstrate a commitment to public service and express a keen interest in international relations.

For more information about Harold Rosenthal and the Rosenthal Fellowship including where previous fellows have interned, go to

- A stipend of $2,000 will accompany a limited number of awards
- Fellowship positions are chosen to ensure they provide substantive work experience in international relations and security policy
- International students may apply for the program but are limited to Congressional placements
- Each school may nominate up to 3 candidates
- Semi-finalists for the program will be notified on January 31, 2016
- Interviews and final selections will take place in Washington, DC on March 7-8, 2016, with travel costs the responsibility of the nominees. (Remote interviews may be available under certain circumstances.)
- Finalists will be notified of their selection as soon as possible after March 8th.
- By accepting a Rosenthal Fellowship, finalists agree to accept their Rosenthal-provided internship placement and to write a memo to the Fellowship Committee at the end of the summer describing their experiences.

Additional benefits of the program: The Fellowship program offers after-hours lectures, roundtables and networking programs.
Note: Students may apply to the Fellowship with an internship at a qualifying US government agency already in hand (thus, applying for stipend support only) or for just the internship placement if they already have a source of funding available.
Rosenthal Fellows also receive preferred consideration for the European Union Visitors Program.

(DEADLINE - 11:59 pm, Monday, November 2, 2015)

Please submit the following materials to Martha Krohn at by 11:59 pm on Monday, November 2, 2015.  Materials should be attached to your email as Word documents.   Please put Rosenthal Application Materials in the subject line of the email.
1. A brief (300 words or less) statement as to why you would like to be a Rosenthal Fellow and how that relates to your education and career goals.
2. Resumé (1-2 page) showing education and experience relevant to a career in international affairs*
3. A two-page (single-spaced) original policy memo style essay written for this application on a current international affairs topic of the student's choice. The essay should not refer to you personally. This essay is key; it must be succinct, well-written and showcase your knowledge of a current international affairs topic.*
*Note: The resumé and original essay should be your best first-draft work. If you are chosen to be a nominee, we will work with you in polishing both for final submission.
You will be notified by no later than Thursday, November 12 whether you have been chosen as an HHH nominee.


If you are a nominee, all remaining materials (unofficial transcripts, letter of reference, application form and final copies of your resumé and essay) will be due to Martha Krohn ( on Monday, November 23, 2015.
1. Unofficial transcripts: An academic transcript from universities previously attended (unofficial accepted).  An academic transcript from your current graduate program. The Fall 2015 semester transcript with grades should be sent when available (in early January 2016).
2. Reference Letter: If you are selected as a nominee, you will need to submit a letter of reference from a professor or professional associate with direct knowledge of your interests and abilities. NOTE: Please inform your proposed recommender that you may be requesting such a letter in mid-November. It may also be helpful to offer to draft the letter.
3. Application form
Questions about the Rosenthal application process? Please contact Martha Krohn at, Jen Guyer-Wood at or Sherry Gray at

Martha Krohn, MA | Associate Director of Career Services
Humphrey School of Public Affairs - University of Minnesota | Ph: 612.625.3585 | Fax: 612.626.0002
Fall 2015 Drop-In (No Appointment Needed!): Wednesdays, 1-2:30 in Room HHH280
To make an appointment online, go to our website:

Oct 13, Jodi Sandfort on Global “Hubert”, Freeman Center Seminar

The Freeman Center for International Economic Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, presents a Workshop on Global Policy

Jodi Sandfort
Humphrey School
will speak on
The Global Partnerships of the Hubert Project: Using Multimedia Learning Objects to Improve Instruction: 

12:45 - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, October 13
The Stassen Room (Room 170)
Humphrey School, West Bank Campus

Since 2012, the Humphrey School has served as a global hub for the development and sharing of multi-media learning objects to improve public affairs education. Professor Sandfort will explain the project and its partnership with Hong Kong University and the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (working in 12 Universities).  The talk will also highlight other international materials developed for the collection from Turkey and India, and consider ways to broaden the reach for material development and use in the future.

All are welcome!  Refreshments will be served

The Freeman Center for International Economic Policy sponsors the Global Policy Seminar/Workshop series every otherTuesday.  The sessions are held from 12:45 to
2:00 pm in the Stassen Room (Room 170) of the Humphrey School. The next two
presentations are:

October 13 – Jodi Sandfort on Global “Hubert”
October 27 – Richard Painter on the Reform of Political Campaign Financing

HHH student WorldQuest Team Recruitment

Fancy yourself a geography buff?

Can you name 15 international capitals?
Do you spend hours pouring over atlases and maps?

Looking to join a group of smarty-pants, fun-loving nerds 
for a night of competition, wit, and excitement? 

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, WE WANT YOU! WorldQuest, the international trivia competition, is returning to the University of Minnesota on Friday, November 13, and we need your help. Teams are made up of 8 students, and last year we were able to sponsor two entirely free of charge for participants, thanks to the generosity of Humphrey's Global Policy area. All of this can be yours for the mere cost of the few minutes it takes to send us an email letting us know you're interested!

For questions or to join a team, email Karl ( or Emily (
Check out WorldQuest: 

Apply to present at UMN Global Health Day (Nov 19)

Global Health Day provides an opportunity for those engaged in global health around the University of Minnesota to come together, exchange knowledge across disciplines, and make connections. Global Health Day 2015 will take place on November 19 in the Mayo Auditorium.

Submissions are now open for the Poster Session and Photo Contest. 

Students, faculty, and staff are eligible to participate.

Oct 19 Freedom for North Korean Refugees

Monday, October 19th, 2015
Humphrey School of Public Affairs -
University of Minnesota
301 19th Ave S #307
Minneapolis, MN
$25.00 Adults
$15.00 Students(Students must show student ID)
The above costs covers a continental breakfast and delicious authentic Korean lunch. The Symposium is free. 

Unaddressed Inhumanity 

An estimated 200,000 North Korean defectors have escaped the poverty and oppression of their government, hoping to reach safety in South Korea. To do so, these stateless people must undertake hazardous treks through China and other countries. Many never make it across miles of Gobi desert, mountains or similarly treacherous terrain for even a chance at diplomatic immunity.

An estimated 70 percent are women and children vulnerable to opportunists, most forced into human trafficking, slavery and other crimes. If caught by Chinese authorities, these refugees have no claim to diplomatic asylum. They are deported immediately to North Korea, where they often face torture or imprisonment.

Despite all this, the world community has done little to provide these refugees resettlement, which is why we are writing to you today.  We need a strong push for diplomatic and humanitarian action. We hope you’ll contribute to our efforts and provide a powerful one!

In October of this year we will be collaborating with a number of Twin Cities universities and colleges, non-profits, and influential U.S. and South Korean political and social figures to be a part of a symposium addressing these important issues. We’ll produce a powerful program that will spread awareness and understanding of the human rights issues of North Korean refugees and spark an effort to establish long overdue solutions.

Cross-cultural Partnership

These engaged leaders from both the US and Korea are coming together for a captivating and catalyzing effort to mobilize behind this cause.  The symposium will be hosted by the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.  

A number of North Korean refugees are among the remarkable group of Koreans who have agreed to come and share their stories!  Additionally, subject matter experts from academic, human rights, diplomacy, media social services, faith organizations, and the arts will join them to inform us on the facts and current status of this complex international issue. Together they will illuminate the realities of refugees' lives in China, giving us a vivid glimpse into the desperation people face when they have no country and no legal rights.  

We invite you, to join us to address this critical international human rights issue.  There are many ways you can help. Most immediately, we are in need of funds to support the development, promotion and launch of this much-needed program and to secure and support the costs of expert presenters and speakers.

Unmet Need
With your help, we can engage community partners in a dialogue that will go beyond this symposium and transform into meaningful outcomes in our communities.  The result will be a way to provide desperately-needed support and aid for safe and humane resettlement of North Korean refugees in Minnesota and elsewhere in the U.S.

I would love the opportunity to share my story with any community group, and encourage participation in our October 19 symposium, where we will explore the role of community partners in depth, as together we create a workable structure that can offer humane resettlement and follow up support to North Korean refugees who choose Minnesota as their home.

We appreciate you considering funding or otherwise supporting this important effort and look forward to hearing from you soon.

To support the costs for the symposium and our vision of safe and humane resettlement of of North Korean refugees in the United States please visit our campaign site at:


Symposium Participants...

PicturePictureDirector Sang-Hoon Lee: Director Lee is a nationally recognized Production Designer and Film Director of numerous award winning TV shows and movies across the Republic of Korea. He is the creator of the popular Korean television program “On My Way to Meet You”, a panel show where North Korean refugees tell their heartbreaking stories to a panel of South Korean celebrities.

Chang-Soo Kim: An expert on Korean policy from WWII to the present, Mr. Kim serves on the editorial board for the Korea National Strategy Institute (KNSI) is an independent, nonprofit domestic and foreign relations policy think tank Korea's, seeking to accomplish reconciliation and reunification between South and North Korea.

Professor Jin-ho Kim: Professor Kim is the president of the YaenInBang Professional Theater Troupe and is well-known in the theater drama scene for his contributions in the development and recognition of theater’s significance in the history, development and promotion of Korean culture.


Representative Keith Ellison: Representative Ellison is an elected member of the United States House of Representatives representing Minnesota’s fifth district, the most culturally diverse district in the state. His legislative philosophy is one of "generosity and inclusiveness” and he consistently advocates for civil and human rights.

Jack Rendler: Mr. Rendler is the North Korea Country Specialist for Amnesty International, the Chairman of the Board for World Without Genocide and has served as the Executive Director for Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights.


Dean Eric Schwartz: Dean Schwartz is the dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis/St. Paul. In addition, he currently serves as Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration with the U.S. State Department.


Praise Ju (Joo Yang): A North Korean defector named Joo Yang recently participated in an AMA on Reddit, and her story of escaping the totalitarian rule of the country is completely stunning. Joo Yang defected from the country in 2010 after her parents went to South Korea first. She now helps to bridge the gap between North and South Koreans on the popular television program “Now on My Way to Meet You.”
Heejung Jang: Is the lead writer for "Now on My Way to Meet You." She is a writer for a new production in the Broadcasting Industry, and has written other successful TV shows in South Korea. Since 2011, she has been an entertainment lecturer for KBS (Korea Broadcasting System), which is a broadcasting academy, and talent development center.

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