Tuesday, October 13, 2015

HHH Atwood at Watson Institute, Brown University

Former Dean and Professor Emeritus J. Brian Atwood is Senior Fellow for International and Public Affairs at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University.

J. Brian Atwood is a senior fellow at the Watson Institute, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution. He served as chair of Global Policy Studies and professor of public policy at the Humphrey School from 2012 to 2015. From 2010 to 2012, Atwood was the member-elected chair of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He was dean of the Humphrey School from 2002 to 2010, and was elected president of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs in 2009. He was also the chair of the University of Minnesota’s Deans’ Council and a recipient of the University’s Distinguished Service Award.

Atwood led the US Agency for International Development (USAID) during the administration of President William Clinton, serving as its administrator for six-and-a-half years. He earlier led the Clinton-Gore transition team at the State Department in 1992, and was under secretary of state for management prior to his appointment as head of USAID. During the Carter administration, Atwood was assistant secretary of state for Congressional relations. In 2001, Atwood served on UN Secretary General Kofi Annan’s Panel on Peace Operations. He was legislative adviser for foreign and defense policy to Senator Thomas F. Eagleton (D–Mo) (1972 to 1977). Atwood was the first president of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) (1986 to 1993). He received the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award in 1999. He was a career diplomat before joining Senator Eagleton and later became dean of Professional Studies and Academic Affairs at the Foreign Service Institute (1981-82). He is a frequent contributor of editorials and opinion articles on foreign affairs and has appeared numerous times as a speaker and on radio and television programs.

Uploaded from http://watson.brown.edu/people/fellows/atwood

Nov 11 Luncheon to honor Amb.Tolentino

Look for the announcement coming soon--Event to honor 1993-94 Humphrey International Fellow and University of Minnesota Distinguished International Award 2015 winner Ambassador André Corsino Tolentino of Cape Verde.

Event will include remarks by Humphrey School former Dean and Professor Emeritus J. Brian Atwood.

Ambassador André Corsino Tolentino has had a notable career in the national and foreign affairs of the Republic of Cape Verde, serving as Minister of Education, Member of Parliament, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador to Portugal, Spain, France and Italy.

In the 1970s, he was a freedom fighter for the independence of Cape Verde from Portuguese colonial rule. In the first democratic government of Cape Verde, Amb. Tolentino served as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and is considered the main architect of the country’s foreign policy.

Amb. Tolentino was a Humphrey International Fellow at the Humphrey School, University of Minnesota, 1993-94.  He received his Ph.D. in comparative education at the University of Lisbon and is the founder of The West Africa Institute, an institution focused on innovative research and the development needs of the region.

Information on the award: http://globalnotes.hhh.umn.edu/2015/05/former-humphrey-fulbright-fellow-andre.html

Oct 16 Darfur is Dying: Playing with Genocide

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 12:00pm
ICGC - 537 Heller Hall
Lauren van der Rede, Department of English, University of the Western Cape

Abstract: Darfur is Dying is a simulation style video game which markets itself as a “game for change”, that offers players the opportunity to learn about what it asserts is the “genocide in Darfur”. Through a critical engagement with the tropes deployed as part of the representational style of Darfur is Dying, this paper attempts to bring into conversation video game and film, and to think what it is about play, specific to the medium of the video game, that permits the aforementioned assertion to be made.

Oct 22 J-PAL visit to Humphrey School (RSVP req)

Humphrey School Information Session: Job & Internship Opportunities at J-PAL

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Room 215 Humphrey School (Wilkins Room)

Learn about J-PAL’s work in development & poverty alleviation.

Registration required. Sign up today at http://z.umn.edu/infosessionjpal2015.
This event is open to Humphrey School students only and is not open to the public.
Ben Jaques-Leslie from J-PAL wants to talk with first and second year students who have taken coursework in economics, have strong quantitative skills, and care deeply about using evidence to tackle some of the most pressing policy challenges in development and poverty alleviation.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) was established in 2003 as a research center at the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, it has grown into a global network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty.

J-PAL’s mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. We do this through three main activities:

• Conducting Rigorous Impact Evaluations: J-PAL researchers conduct randomized evaluations to test and improve the effectiveness of programs and policies aimed at reducing poverty.
• Policy Outreach: J-PAL’s policy group analyzes and disseminates research results and builds partnerships with policymakers to ensure that policy is driven by evidence, and effective programs are scaled up.
• Capacity Building: J-PAL equips practitioners with the expertise to carry out their own rigorous evaluations through training courses and joint research projects.

Learn more at 

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.
Please note past HHH awardees:

Ido Sivan Sevilla, MPP, internship in the Office of California Congressman Ami Bera

Syed Ghazi Ghazan Jamal, MPP, interned at the office of US Senator Sherrod Brown
Jan Saxhaug, MPP, interned at the office of US Senator Mark Udall


Marie Kurth, MPP, internship in the State Department in the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Programs (INL/AP)

Cody Nelson, MPP, internship in the United States Treasury, Office of International Affairs - South/Southeast Asia

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 http://www.rosenthalfellowship.org/

- 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 krohn036@umn.edu 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 (krohn036@umn.edu) 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 krohn036@umn.edu, Jen Guyer-Wood at jguyerwo@umn.edu or Sherry Gray at grayx260@umn.edu

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: www.hhh.umn.edu/career

Oct 14 Capacity Building in Primary Care & Community Health in E. Africa

Tropical and Travel Medicine Seminar  October 14, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Capacity Building in Primary Care and Community Health in East Africa

Global Health Update Ben Henkle, MD

Meeting Rural Healthcare Disparities in Africa: Supporting Life-Long Learning in Family Medicine
Bruce Dahlman, MD, Head, Department of Family Medicine, Kabarak University in Nakuru, Kenya

Unfolding along the shore: Nile Perch, HIV, and Community Health among the Suba in Lake Victoria
Chas Salmen, MD, Second Year UMN Resident in Family Medicine, Co-Founder of Organic Health Response

New Location: Seminar Room 1-125 in the Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building
2231 6th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Parking for a nominal fee is available in the Maroon Lot, Victory Lot and Lot 37 - East Bank Campus Map. More information can be found at the Parking and Transportation Services website.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Oct 13 Jodi Sandfort on Hubert Project & Global Partnerships--Freeman Seminar

The Freeman Center for International Economic Policy sponsors the Global Policy Seminar/Workshop series every other Tuesday.  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
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
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