The School of Public Affairs pop-up seminars discuss questions of immediate importance to our local and global communities.
Mikhail S. Blinnikov, Jason Lindsey, and King Banaian
Over two weeks after our first pop-up (Feb. 10) Russian experts Dr. Blinnikov (Geography) and Dr. Lindsey (Political Science), made themselves available to answer the questions on the minds of our campus community and beyond.
Mikhail S. Blinnikov, Jason Lindsey, Vitaliy Razdaybedin, and King Banaian
The School of Public Affairs held its first pop-up seminar of 2022: “Ukraine vs Russia” where faculty with close ties to that region of the world hosted a 1-hour webinar discussing the latest headlines, implications, and what it means to people living near the border. The School of Public Affairs pop-up seminar discusses questions of immediate importance to our local and global communities. “Ukraine vs Russia” was a collaboration between St. Cloud State University's School of Public Affairs, College of Science and Engineering, Department of Geography & Planning, and Department of Political Science.
Mana Komai and King Banaian
In lieu of a formal Winter Institute, the Department of Economics and School of Public Affairs presented a virtual evening of economics: The Crypto Ecosystem and Minnesota Economic Outlook.
Presenters included Laura Kalambokidis, Minnesota State Economist, with an update on Minnesota’s economy. Following Ms. Kalambokidis, Steve Russell, co-manager of the Emerald Finance & Banking Innovation Fund and expert on cryptocurrency, discussed the advancements and importance of decentralized finance, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technologies in the financial services sector.
Moderators: Dean King Banaian, Dr. Mana Komai-Molle, and Eric Foster of the Diffractive Managers Group.