Author of literally thousands of pieces of legislation, Hubert H.Humphrey is considered one of the most effective lawmakers ofthe 20th century. An impassioned orator, Humphrey described himself as having a “zealous righteousness” burning within him.
Yet, his ultimate legislative accomplishments—the Civil Rights Bill, the Peace Corps, extension of the Food for Peace program, the landmark 1963 Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union, and scores of bills pertaining to health, education,and welfare—were achieved through pragmatism and willing compromise with his opponents.
During Humphrey’s centennial year, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs will host a series of policy discussions of current issues related to the late Senator and Vice President’s policy legacy.
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Humphrey School of Public Affairs
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs ranks among the top professional schools of public affairs at public universities in the country. The School is widely recognized for its role in examining public issues and shaping policy and planning at the local, state, national, and international levels, as well as for providing leadership and management expertise to public and nonprofit organizations.