What Should We Do with Minnesota’s Historic Budget Surplus? Please Join Us for the Annual Brandl Program

How would you spend $18 billion if it were your money and doing the greatest good for the greatest number were your objective?

The annual celebration of John Brandl’s uncommon quest for common ground will consider this question.

John Brandl (1937-2008) was dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a Minnesota legislator.  A staunch Democrat, he was inquisitive and inclusive.  His politics and his friendships, as we might say today, were those honoring diversity of all, equity for all and thoughtful inclusion of all.

Having known John, I am tempted to say, in his case, that the arc of the moral universe is indeed long, but expressed itself in bending towards the common good.

Each year since his passing, I and several colleagues of very different political orientations, have convened discussions on public policy to continue John’s uncommon search for that common ground.

The convocation seeking wisdom from the opinions of many will be held from 4:00 to 5:30 pm on Thursday, February 2, at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs in Cowles Auditorium and you are invited to attend.

To register, please click here.

The event is free and open to the public.