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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Data-driven optimism for global rights activists

openGlobalRights, a multilingual, online forum for debating human rights efforts worldwide, launches a short series of articles on public opinion and human rights. Humphrey School Associate Professor James Ron collaborated with colleagues for this first piece about data-driven optimism for global rights activists.
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Friday, June 26, 2015

This summer, give a kid a job

Professor Deborah Levison writes a commentary featured in the Star Tribune.
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Minnesota's generally scandal-free government just lost a weapon in the state auditor

Both Larry Jacobs and David Schultz comment in this Star Tribune article.
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How Minnesota would benefit — and how it would suffer — if Congress approves the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Robert Kudrle gives his international trade expert opinion on the new Trans-Pacific Partnership, citing numerous reason of how it would greatly benefit the state of Minnesota.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dean Eric Schwartz Appointed as Vice-Chair for USCIRF

The Humphrey School would like to publicly recognize Dean Eric Schwartz for his appointment to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom for 2015. He will serve alongside Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser as Vice Chair to Chairman Dr. Robert P. George. He was first appointed to the commission by President Obama in April 2013 and was reappointed in 2014. 
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Why is Minnesota's congressional delegation so focused on Cuba?

Dean Eric Schwarz sheds some light onto the reasons why Minnesota legislators have been so active on Cuba politics in MinnPost.
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FCC eyes subsidies for low-income Americans' broadband

Alumna Bernadine Jocelyn (MPA '01) is quoted in a article on the topic of accessible internet for low-income Americans.
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