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Gov. Dayton to address U of M Humphrey School policy fellows and alumni Sept. 12

Who: Gov. Mark Dayton
What: Conversation with U of M Humphrey School Policy Fellows
When: Wednesday, Sept. 12, noon to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Cowles Auditorium, U of M West Bank campus, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis

Contacts: Julie Christensen, University News Service,, (612) 626-1720
Julie Lund, Humphrey School of Public Affairs,, (612) 624-1190

September 10, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (09/10/2012) – The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance (CSPG) at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs will host an invite-only conversation with Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday, Sept. 12 from noon to 1:15 p.m.

Dayton, who will be welcomed to the U’s campus by President Eric Kaler, will speak to the topic of "Minnesota's Future: Challenges and Opportunities." His keynote will be followed by a sit-down interview with Lawrence Jacobs, U of M professor and CSPG director. Dayton will then field questions from the audience, moderated by Jacobs.

The event is open to the media, and media will be able to ask questions during the Q-and-A session. The audience will be comprised of members of the CSPG Policy Fellows program, including 2012-13 fellows and alumni.

Parking for members of the media (for a fee) may be available at the university’s 19th Avenue
and 21st Avenue parking ramps.

An approximate schedule is as follows:
Noon – Welcome by U of M President Eric Kaler
12:05 p.m. – Gov. Dayton keynote
12:20 p.m. – Professor Lawrence Jacobs interviews Gov. Dayton
12:50 p.m. – Gov. Dayton fields audience questions, including questions from the media

About the Humphrey School Policy Fellows program
Since its inception in 1990, the Policy Fellows program has trained more than 650 Minnesotans, many of whom are now influential figures in their communities and around the world. Begun by Vice President Walter Mondale and Ambassador Geri Joseph, the program was directed for a dozen years by former congressmen Tim Penny and Vin Weber. Today, nationally prominent political science professor Lawrence Jacobs directs the program, continuing the tradition of convening the best and brightest emerging leaders from the business, government and nonprofit sectors across Minnesota.  For more information, visit


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