School of Public Affairs
The School of Public Affairs prepares students to become contributing members of their local, regional, national and global communities through instruction, research and community outreach.
We approach public policy using a wider lens than other universities. In addition to the political science-based interpretation of public policy, we integrate other disciplines and fields that directly contribute to the management of the public interest.
We are able to adopt this approach because of our excellent faculty. Our professors have distinguished track records and share the common goal of producing graduates who go on to have successful careers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.
Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Various Locations
March 1, 2014: Faith and Peace Day - featuring his holiness the Dalai Lama and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Sister Helen Prejean, Author of “Dead Man Walking.”
March 7, 2014: Law and Business Day - featuring Ian Bremmer, founder, Eurasia Group
March 8, 2014: Science and Health Day - featuring Doctors Without Borders
March 9, 2014: Global Day - featuring Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
"You Make the Difference"
Denny Smith, leadership development coach
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 4-5 p.m., Atwood Theatre
"Growing Tourism in Minnesota"
John Edman, director, Explore Minnesota Tourism
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 2:30 p.m. - Reception, 3-4 p.m. - Lecture, Atwood Alumni Room
Student Research Colloquium
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Atwood Memorial Center
Golf Etiquette Program and Lunch
Friday, April 25, 2014, Noon to 3 p.m., Wapicada Golf Club, Sauk Rapids