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New Humphrey Center Director Eric Schwartz gives first speech

Eric Schwartz, the new dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, gives his first public address Tuesday on “Saving Lives, Securing Interests: Reflections on Humanitarian Response and U.S. Foreign Policy.”

Schwartz started the new job this week. He had been an assistant secretary in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. Department of State.

He has 25 years of senior public service experience at the Department of State, the National Security Council, the United Nations and Congress, as well as in the foundation and non-govermental organization communities. And for many years he was a visiting lecturer of public and international affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and was the school’s first practitioner in residence.

Tuesday’s speech is at 5 p.m. at the Cowles Auditorium and Atrium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis. A reception follows. RSVP online.

Schwartz succeeds J. Brian Atwood, who left at the end of last year to head the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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