School of Public Affairs

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 2016 Events 

School of Public Affairs Study Abroad Info Sessions
2-3 p.m. Oct. 27, Atwood Memorial Center, Glacier South Room

Ethics 360 Focus Days

  • Oct. 26 – "Fortune, Fraud and Forgiveness" with keynote speakers Nathan Meuller and Mark Faris, 4-5:30 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center, Cascade
  • Oct. 27 – "DECA Student Ethics Case Competition," 4-6 p.m. Atwood Memorial Center, Theatre

Government & Non-Profit Career Fair
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Coffman Union
Register online

State of Minnesota Career Fair
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 29, Senate Building, 95 University Ave. W., St. Paul

Refugees in the U.S.
2-3:15 p.m. Nov. 1, Atwood Memorial Center, Theatre

Life Happens 
6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Atwood Memorial Center, Cascade Room

Dining Etiquette & Business Networking Program

  • Networking is 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 3 in Atwood Memorial Center, Glacier Room
  • Dining Etiquette is Noon-2 p.m. Nov. 3 in Atwood Memorial Center, Cascade Room

Election Night Extravaganza
8 p.m. - Midnight Nov. 8, Atwood Memorial Center, Alumni Room

Brexit and Beyond: Reflections on the UK’s Vote to Leave the EU
4-5:15 p.m. Nov. 15, Atwood Memorial Center, Alumni Room

A Meal to Change the World: Oxfam Hunger Banquet
5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 16, Atwood Memorial Center, Cascade Room

Quarterly Business Report Review & Regional Outlook
7:30-9 a.m. Dec. 15, Resource Training and Solutions, Sartell