Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Jizi: Journey of the Spirit opens at UMN Weisman Museum Oct 7

Jizi: Journey of the Spirit, a memorial retrospective curated with the artist’s son, Chunchen Wang, presents a selection of Jizi’s large scale ink paintings and a monumentally-sized rarely-seen, scroll. Jizi’s work confronted the legacy of the Revolution’s antipathy to religion and traditional Chinese life ways and attitudes. Deeply interested in the spirit, the artist’s work contains a strong metaphysical strain and sheds light on the complex, and at times contradictory, impulses at work in contemporary Chinese art and culture.
Image: Jizi, Flying Snow No. 2, 2010, ink on paper.

Related Events:
Panel Discussion
Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.

Small World Coffee Hour
Friday, November 3, 4:00 p.m.

2017 MINN Summit

Join MINN on October 14 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs for the 2017 MINN Summit! We’re thrilled to announce this year’s keynote speakers: Ben Powell, Founder and CEO of Agora Partnerships and Rajiv Khanna, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships at Thousand Currents.

New Schedule and Activities

This year’s attendees will gain access to an exciting new lineup of activities, such as Isha Foundation Yoga, Titambe West African Dance, Solutions Salon, Marketplace exhibitors, and engaging breakout sessiontracks, such as:
  • Designing and Communicating Change
  • Leadership and Empowerment
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Social Enterprise Development, and
  • Financial Acumen
Register today before sessions fill up!

Global Health, Globalization and Leadership Course in Mysore, India

Global Health, Globalization and Leadership Course in Mysore, India – Applications requested by Sept 27
The Global Health, Globalization and Leadership Course in Mysore, India is a three week interdisciplinary opportunity where graduate students learn about the role of health and healthcare delivery in the context of globalization in India. Program is offered through the AHC Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility Program in partnership with SVYM, an NGO that has been engaged in southern India for over three decades in the health, education, community development, and training sectors. Course occurs between December 28, 2017 and January 12, 2018. Academic credit and scholarships available. Learn more about the course.

This education abroad opportunity is not affiliated with the University of Minnesota and has not been fully vetted. Notification of an opportunity should not be construed as an endorsement by the University of Minnesota. For information regarding participation on any opportunity abroad, contact the Learning Abroad Center on the Twin Cities campus. All other campuses should consult the appropriate education abroad office for their campus.

Sept 22-24 is Finn Fest 2017

crossposted from Humphrey School's ¿Qué PASA?

Friday, September 22 - Sunday, September 24
Tervetuloa! Välkommen! Welcome! to FinnFest USA 2017. In this year of Suomi Sata/Finland 100, Minneapolis is the site of an incredible program that commemorates 100 years of Finland as a nation state. Yhdessä/Together, the theme of Finland 100, guides this year’s encounter with Finland and Finnish America. More info here.

Events all weekend around town, from Orchestra Hall at 1111 Nicollet Mall to the American Swedish Institute at 2600 Park to the Cedar Cultural Center near Humphrey

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Freeman Seminar: George Ball - Backgrounds of An American Diplomatic Philosophy

Humphrey School of Public Affairs Presents:
Freeman Seminar: George Ball - Backgrounds of An American Diplomatic Philosophy
9/26/17 - 12:45 to 2 p.m.
The Stassen Room 170 - Humphrey School of Public Affairs
This event is free & open to the general public. No reservation is required.

Paul Stone, Associate Professor
Humphrey School of Public Affairs

During the 1960s a handful of experts sought to determine the course of U.S. policy toward Europe, Asia and Africa. While the Cold War was always a major consideration in the minds of such experts, national aspirations, culture, and location were also key concerns to American policy makers.

One of the most influential of these experts was George Ball, an early and consistent critic of American military involvement in Vietnam. Prior to the presidential candidacy of Eugene McCarthy in 1968, Ball was arguably the most prominent "dove" in Washington, DC.

Today, it is easy to miss the fact that he was also a dedicated Cold Warrior and an equally early and consistent advocate of European unity as a bulwark against the Warsaw Pact. In his mind the war in Vietnam was a dangerous diversion of resources and intellectual attention.

The time is right for a fresh look at the life and public career of Iowa native George Ball and his influence on four presidential administrations.

Humphrey student Rincon interns at Global Rights for Women

Student in the Spotlight: Humphrey Student Completes Summer Internship Related to Women & Gender

Anna Rincon was one of the students awarded an internship grant from the Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy to complete a summer internship related to women and gender. Read more about her experience below:

This summer, Anna spent 11 weeks as a legal intern at Global Rights for Women, a Minneapolis-based NGO that collaborates with partners around the world to promote women’s human rights to equality and freedom from violence through legal reform and systems change. Anna attended a regional conference titled Making Laws Work to End Violence Against Women and Girls in Bucharest, Romania as part of her internship. The conference, organized primarily by Global Rights for Women, provided a platform for parliamentarians, NGOs, and government officials to share best practices in implementing violence against women laws in Eastern and Central Europe. As an intern, Anna’s main task was to prepare a post-conference report intended to provide useful information regarding the positive outcomes of the conference from her observations. Aside from her involvement in the regional conference, Anna conducted general research on domestic violence laws and laws addressing violence against women and girls through the rest of her summer with Global Rights for Women.

More information about the Center’s Internship Grants can be found here.

Crossposted from Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs 301 19th Ave S. Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55455, USA

MPP alum Cheng awarded Chevening Scholarship

Candice Cheng (MPP 16) has been awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship to study in the United Kingdom during the 2017-18 academic year. She will read International Social Work and Community Development at Durham University.

About Chevening Scholarships

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders since 1983. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.

Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
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