Pub. Affairs Student Assoc.

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PASA events and updates.

Dark Money: The Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

November 18th, 2016|Pub. Affairs Student Assoc.|

Tuesday, November 22 11:30am - 12:45pm Humphrey Forum Registration link The Koch Brothers and others helped finance and build a powerful network of think tanks, academic centers, and news media outlets that far exceeded what liberals could have imagined. Is Donald Trump's ascension to the White House a threat to the Kochs’ agenda, or will he [...]

Public Statement Condemning the Destruction of the MSA Bridge Panel

November 18th, 2016|Pub. Affairs Student Assoc.|

To: University of Minnesota Administration, President Kaler From: PASA, HSOCA, GSPEC, HISA, Amineh Safi and Octavia Smith.   In the wake of the defacement of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) panel on the Washington Avenue Bridge and the anti-Muslim flyering campaign targeting the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN), we write to condemn these [...]

The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis

March 25th, 2016|Pub. Affairs Student Assoc.|

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 12:00pm-1:15pm Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School Registration Link The US Congress in the past few years has been the least productive in recent history, too polarized and dysfunctional to pass meaningful legislation. Is it possible for Congress to be reformed and work past the partisan divide? Former Congressmen Tom Davis and Martin [...]

New Directions for the Republican Party with Peter Wehner

March 25th, 2016|Pub. Affairs Student Assoc.|

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Pay College Athletes

March 25th, 2016|Pub. Affairs Student Assoc.|

Registration Link Big-time college athletics is a hit with fans ready to cheer on their teams, television executives eager to crank up their ratings and revenues, and universities that reap the rewards. But commercial college sports have also brought salacious scandals and used the cover of “student-athlete” to secure valuable unpaid labor. One of the [...]

National School Choice Week Forum

January 20th, 2016|Pub. Affairs Student Assoc.|

Tuesday, January 26 10:30am-11:30am Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School Held in January, National School Choice Week is the world’s largest annual celebration for parental choice in education.  Approximately 11,082 events across all 50 states were held during School Choice Week in 2015. The 2016 National School Choice Week is January 25-30.  In Minnesota, the University of [...]

Humphrey Public Policy Challenge

December 12th, 2015|Pub. Affairs Student Assoc.|

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What’s Next for Obamacare?

December 1st, 2015|Pub. Affairs Student Assoc.|

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How Sentencing Was Hijacked by Congress and Presidents

November 21st, 2015|Pub. Affairs Student Assoc.|

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The Sustainable Development Goals: Moving Toward Equity?

November 17th, 2015|Pub. Affairs Student Assoc.|

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