Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oct. 7 Lecture on U.S.-China Relations by Consul Gen Hong Lei

Campus Lecture with Chinese Consul General Hong Lei is October 7, 2016.
University of Minnesota Driven to Discover

The University of Minnesota China Center invites you to a
Campus Lecture by Chinese Consul General Hong Lei on "U.S.-China Relations"

Time: 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Date: Friday, October 7, 2016
Location: Humphrey School of Public AffairsCowles Auditorium (map)

Free to University of Minnesota student, faculty, scholars, staff, alumni and friends
Registration is required due to venue capacity: 200 people
Hong LeiSpeaker bio:  Hong Lei was appointed as the Chinese Consul General in Chicago in July 2016 to cover nine states in the Midwest of U.S., namely Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa. During 2010 -2016 he was spokesperson of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). His previous positions include Attaché, Third Secretary, Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands (1997-2000); Third Secretary, Deputy Division Director, Department of Information, MFA (2000-2004); Second Secretary, First Secretary, Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco (2004-2007); First Secretary, Division Director, Counsellor, Department of Information, MFA (2007-2010); Counsellor, Department of Information, MFA. He graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University with Bachelor degree.

The lecture will be delivered in English.  


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Oct 10 Wilhemina's War: Film Screening with June Cross

About this event
Monday, October 10
6:00 - 7:30pm
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

In much of America, progress in HIV/AIDS treatment and improvement in education may suggest the worst is behind us, but every year 50,000 Americans are still diagnosed with the virus. Nearly half of them live in the South, where AIDS is one of the leading causes of death among black women. Wilhemina’s War is the story of Wilhemina Dixon, an uneducated daughter of sharecroppers who becomes a force in her family’s fight for survival from HIV and AIDS.

* Filmmaker June Cross will be joined by Prof. Samuel Freedman for a panel discussion moderated by Prof. Elaine May following the screening.

June Cross is an award-winning producer and writer with over thirty years of television news and documentary experience, and a professor at the Columbia Journalism School. Her autobiographical film "Secret Daughter," won an Emmy in 1997 and was honored that same year with a duPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.

Samuel Freedman is an award-winning author, columnist, and professor. A columnist for The New York Times and a professor at Columbia University, he is the author of the seven acclaimed books.

Elaine May is a historian of the United States in the twentieth century whose work centers on the intersections of gender, sexuality, domestic culture and politics.

CSPG events are free and open to the public
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To attend, Please register here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Humphrey Fellow alum Mishra speaking at Human Trafficking conference in NY

Film Viewing and Plenary Address October 14
Performing Arts Center Auditorium at Rockwell Hall
Veerendra Mishra, PhD
Executive Director, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan,
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India

Conference information is here:

Dr. Mishra’s 20 year career includes serving in United Nations Missions, working as Assistant Inspector General of the State Police in the Central Region (Madhya Pradesh) in India, and currently as the Executive Director, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. He is a former scholar with the George Mason Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCC). He is the author of several books, among them “Combating Human Trafficking: Gaps in Policy and Law” and “Human Trafficking: The Stakeholders’ Perspective.  He was a 2012-13 Humphrey International Fellow at the University of Minnesota.

Film Viewing “Do I Have A Choice: A Saga Of Socially Sanctioned Servitude”
Plenary Address “Human Trafficking: Beyond Conventional Understanding”

MPP alum Horii joins UN Women Cameroon

Yukari Horii (MPP '05) has joined UN Women Cameroon as a programme specialist. Horii will be working to mainstream gender in humanitarian work. She previously served as a programme analyst (monitoring and evaluation) at the UN Population Fund in Egypt.

reprinted from Humphrey Alumni Notes

2016 MINN IDEA Summit at HHH Oct 21--great opportunity for students, alumni

Registration is open for the 2016 MINN IDEA Summit!

What is the IDEA Summit?

The Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN) is proud to announce the fourth annual MINN IDEA Summit (International Development Exchange & Action). The IDEA Summit is the largest gathering of global practitioners in the state. The date of the summit is Friday, October 21st at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

What is the theme this year?

The theme this year is Reimagining International Development: Defining Purpose & Success. Conference participants will come away with a greater knowledge of international development trends, exposure to new programming approaches, and equipped with methods and ideas for more effective action

What is MINN?

MINN is a non-profit entirely volunteer-run by practitioners and for practitioners. It has existed since 2005 as a forum for international practitioners and supporters to learn, network and exchange professional expertise.

Great, how do I register?

Learn more and register today at

Law School Human Rights Center: 1st Thursday Breakfast Series

Oct 17 Human Rights in Practice: Jane Stromseth

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