Sunday, February 14, 2016

HHH student Stoscheck speaking Feb 19 on Sustainable Agriculture in India

WUSA: What’s Up in Sustainable Agriculture and the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture Present:

Food System Sovereignty Work in India
Claire Stoscheck, Graduate Student in Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Minor in Sustainable Agriculture 

During the summer of 2015 Claire interned at the Navdanya Biodiversity Conservation Farm near Dehradun, India. Navdanya was founded by world-renowned author and advocate, Vandana Shiva. Claire will share her insights on Navdanya's impressive food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture work, including their seed bank, rural extension, community economic development, and disaster relief work.

Friday February 19th at 1:00pm in 306 Borlaug Hall

Sustainable snacks will be provided. Bring your lunch and a friend and find out what's up in sustainable agriculture!

Upcoming WUSAs: Fridays 1-2pm 306 Borlaug Hall
February 26th: Andrea Northup- MPS Farm to School
March 4: Dean Current: Agroforestry
March 11: Rhys Williams: Good Acre
March 25: Michelle Dobbratz: Planning for Growth: My Experience with Cornercopia's Strategic Planning Process

More questions: Email Madelyn Hoffman OR Courtney Tchida

Feb 18 Humphrey Career Engagement Fair

You're welcome to stop in and say hello to employers (many of whom are Humphrey alumni!) at our Career Engagement Fair next week. The fair is exclusively for Humphrey Students and Alumni looking to make connections with employers. Please encourage students you work with to attend.

Career Engagement Fair
Thursday, February 18, 2016
11 AM to 2 PM
Humphrey School Atrium

Career Services is bringing organizations that are interested in networking with and learning about YOU to campus!

· Engage with organizations and staff from a wide variety of government agencies, private companies, and non-profits serving the public good.
· Some organizations are currently hiring for internships and jobs. Others attend to get to know you and tell you about future opportunities.
· Bring business cards and several copies of your resume. Dress for success and get ready to build connections for your career!
· No registration needed for this event. Make sure to take the day off from your work, internship, or RA position.

Registered employers include:

Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau
National Association of Charter School Authorizers
Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment Through Research
City of Minneapolis
City of Saint Paul - Planning and Economic Development
People Serving People
Union Park District Council
Office of Governor Dayton and Lt. Governor Smith
MN Dept. of Revenue
The Arc Greater Twin Cities
International Institute of Minnesota
Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department
Minnesota Brownfields
UMN Extension Center for Community Vitality
Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor
Hennepin County
Minnesota Department of Administration
Metropolitan Council
Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation
Minnesota Alliance With Youth
Minneapolis Public Schools
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
The Improve Group
City of Ramsey
WSB & Associates
Senate Counsel, Research and Fiscal Analysis
SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas
Office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Project for Pride in Living
Peace Corps
US Army Corps of Engineers
Minnesota DHS Healthcare Administration
Minnesota International Center

Jennifer Guyer-Wood
Director of Career Services |
Humphrey School of Public Affairs |
University of Minnesota | | 612-625-2847 |

March 3 screening The Eritrean Exodus

Thursday, March 3  at 5 PM - 7 PM
 The Humphrey School of Public Affairs - Cowles Auditorium, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
The Center for Victims of Torture and The Humphrey School of Public Affairs present a screening and panel discussion of Refugee: The Eritrean Exodus.

The 2015 film follows Chris Cotter, an American traveler, as he explores a common migration path through Ethiopia and into Israel, tracking the plight of Eritrean refugees. Chris and his crew visit several refugee camps, including the never-before-documented Afar region. The refugees tell stories of oppression, torture, and survival. The outlook is bleak, but the spirit of the Eritrean refugees is hard to ignore.

A panel discussion will follow the film and feature: Exodus director, Chris Cotter; CVT's Director of International Services, Neal Porter; The Humphrey School's Diplomat-in-Residence, Dr. Mary Curtin; and East African community leader and Director of the Brian Coyle Center, Amano Dube.

Immediately following the screening and discussion, guests are invited to attend a happy hour at the nearby Red Sea Bar & Restaurant hosted by the Humphrey School's student group Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID).

Please be sure to reserve your ticket at

Feb 17: Indigenous Film on Global Warming in the Circumpolar North

Epistemologies of Ice: Indigenous Film and Media on Global Warming in the Circumpolar North

Environmental Humanities presentation by Anna Stenport and Scott MacKenzie
Wednesday, February 17, 12 p.m., 710 Social Sciences

UMN Grand Challenges conference March 31

March 31 - Meeting Society's Grand Challenges conference

The Meeting Society's Grand Challenges Through Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning conference will showcase the University's most innovative engagement practices and offer a chance for faculty, staff, students, and community partners to learn about community-engaged research, teaching, and outreach initiatives through more than 100 presentations delivered in a variety of formats. The daylong conference at The Commons Hotel concludes with a call to action in a special public engagement edition of Thursdays at Four, the Institute for Advanced Study's weekly discussion series.

Submit a proposal, register, or learn more >

Feb 19 Indigenous Game Worlds & the New South Africa

Indigenous Game Worlds and the New South Africa: Play, Politics, and AfricanityEvent Time: Fri, 02/19/2016 - 12:00pm

Co-Presentation with Dr. John S. Wright, African American and African Studies Department, and Serena L. Wright, College of Education and Human Development

ICGC Brown Bag, Heller Hall

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Humphrey School welcomes Carnegie Scholar Souag

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is pleased to welcome Ali Souag as a visiting scholar for the 2016 Spring term. Mr. Souag has been awarded the Andrew Carnegie Centennial Fellowship in Support of Visiting Scholars in the Social Sciences from Arab Universities at Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. He will work together with Humphrey School Prof. Ragui Assaad on his project.

Ali Souag is Lecturer at the University of Mascara and researcher at the Research Centre in Applied Economic for Development (CREAD), Division of Human Development and Social Sciences in Algiers, Algeria. He took his secondary diploma in 2000 and has done graduate studies in Superior National School of Statistics and Applied Economics (SNSSAE), Algiers, Algeria. His first position was as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Mostaganem, Algeria and from there he moved to University of Mascara, Algeria. In his early research he evaluated the impact of flexibility of the
labor market on the competitively of the enterprises in the Maghreb region (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia). Then he worked on salary discrimination and the segmentation in the labor market. Currently is his working on the issue of informal employment in Algeria.

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota was granted funds for a limited number of fellowships for social scientists from Arab universities to spend a semester in residence at the Humphrey School. In two years a total of nine scholars from around the Middle East and North Africa participated in the program, coming from universities and research centers in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.  The fellowships were funded by the Andrew Carnegie Centennial Fellowship, a program of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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