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27th Annual Conference on Policy Analysis—Defining the Public Good: What Is the Role of Government in Minnesota?

Date and time: 
October 12, 2011 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 

Continuing Education and Conference Center
University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus

Debates about the public good or general well-being of the public, as well as government’s role in providing for it, have been part of our social and political landscape since the founding of the United States.  At the heart of the definition of the public good is what we value as a society. As Minnesota faces budget challenges, changing demographics, and an evolving national and international landscape, it must consider what will be defined as the public good. This conference is designed to open discussions and debate about these issues. The keynote/plenary session will set the stage for a day of reflection and analysis of how Minnesota defines the public good and what role the public, private and nonprofit sectors have in delivering the services that help provide for our general well-being.

Fees:  $150 early; $75 student (postmarked by September 28); $175 late; $100 student (postmarked after September 28). Student must include a current fees statement.

For more information, including a program and registration information, visit the conference website at www.cce.umn.edu/policyanalysis, or contact Nicole Freese, cceconf5@umn.edu or 612-624-3708.

Sponsored by the College of Continuing Education, University of Minnesota and the Economic Resource Group; Co-sponsored by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota; Hamline University School of Business; and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

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