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Humphrey School of Public Affairs Presents

Ninth Annual Celebration of John Brandl & His Uncommon Quest for Common Good

6/5/17, 5:00 PM

About this event

Opportunity, Responsibility, and Security: Is a Left-Right “Grand Bargain” on Poverty Possible?

Conversation with Ron Haskins, Brookings Institution and Robert Doar, American Enterprise Institute.

Monday, June 5, 2017
5:00 to 6:30 p.m

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There are those who worry that our country is broken, polarized between two opposing cultures, depressed by large inequalities of income and wealth, and, for a decade, lacking vigorous economic growth in the real economy, facing what the poet Robert Frost called “an age of dark intent.”

Ron Haskins and Robert Doar have not surrendered their powers of agency to help us move towards a better future and reduce poverty. They collaborated last year on a joint Brookings/AEI report jointly proposing steps to improve the lives of many among us.

Please join us once again in the ecumenical spirit of a remarkable scholar, public servant, and friend – John Brandl.
Ron Haskins and Robert Doar will share with us why and how the collaboration between two famous Washington think tanks of different political orientation came about, how it was made successful during the process of seeking common ground, and what the successful collaboration proposed

The secular “holy grail” in mind of many policy pilgrims is a grand bargain between “Right” and “Left” on reducing poverty. Can we as Americans- and as Minnesotans- agree that opportunity, responsibility, and security are all needed to lift families and individuals out of poverty? Is the quest realistic or is it only a fool’s errand?
Event Location
  • Cowles Auditorium - Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • 301 19th Avenue S
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA