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

Upcoming Events

Global Social Responsibility Conference
October 20-23, 2014
Atwood Memorial Center, Various Locations

Massive Spying and Governmental Secrecy Are Unethical, Illegal, and Counter-productive
Coleen Rowley, Retired FBI Analyst and 2002 Time Person of the Year
October 21, 2014 5 p.m.
Atwood Memorial Center, Theatre

Deceit, Lies and Embezzlement
October 22, 2014 4 p.m.
Atwood Memorial Center, Ballroom

Government and Non Profit Career Fair
October 24, 2014 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Coffman Union

Experience the UN in NYC
November 6, 2014 11 a.m.
Atwood Memorial Center, Glacier North

Business Etiquette and Networking Program
November 7, 2014 Noon to 3:30 p.m.
Atwood Memorial Center, Cascade Room

Black and Blue: Race Relations in Minnesota Law Enforcement and Its Effects
November 19, 2014 11 a.m.
Atwood Memorial Center, Alumni Room