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Friday, March 8 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Development, Humanitarianism and the Power of Ideas

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Citizens around the world look to the United Nations, to the developed countries of the United States, Europe and Asia, and to organizations like the World Bank and the regional development banks for innovative ideas and programs to combat poverty, promote food security and peace. Are these institutions doing their jobs? Are they sources of innovation?  What have been their successes and failures? Brian Atwood and Eric Schwartz of the Humphrey School have some 75 years of experience working with governments, NGOs and international organizations.  In this audience-directed session, they will respond to questions on these critical issues.

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J. Brian Atwood

Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Brian Atwood returned to the Humphrey School in January after serving as Chair of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development. Former Dean of the Humphrey School, he has served as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Undersecretary of State for Management, president of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, and Assistant Secretary of State for... Read More →
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Eric P. Schwartz

Dean and Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Eric Schwartz is dean of the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. He was previously U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, and before that served as the UN Secretary General’s Deputy Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery. Earlier in his career, he worked at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the U.S. National Security Council, the U.S. House of Representatives, and Human... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall - U of M West Bank 2128 Fourth Street South Minneapolis, MN 55455

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