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Hamline & TPT partner to offer new policy series

A new public policy forum--Cogito: A Hamline University School of Law Series on Law and Public Policy-- is being offered at Hamline University School of Law, in partnership with the Hamline Law Alumni board and Twin Cities Public Television (TPT). The first public policy forum discussion will be held at Hamline University on September 17 from 5:45 p.m. until 9 p.m., with subsequent broadcasts of the discussion on TPT's new digital Minnesota channel to follow. There will be a live audience in the Anne Simley theater on the Hamline campus where the discussion will take place.

"The forum is centered on the simple premise that responsible dialogue amongst thoughtful citizens is the shortest path to--first understanding and then--solving some of our most difficult personal and societal issues. Condensed, we will join "Smart People on Tough Issue," with the goal of creating relevant, thoughtful and intellectually accessible programming on the most pressing issues of law, public policy, morality, and their intersections in the everyday lives of Minnesotans," said Hamline Alumni Board President A.L. Brown.

The September 17 discussion will feature a distinguished panel of professionals who will focus on healthcare and the economy. Panelists will include:

Judge James Rosenbaum (moderator), United States District Court, District of Minnesota

Carol Falkowski, director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division and Twin Cities area representative to a 20-city drug abuse monitoring network that is convened twice annually by the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Phil Krinkie, president of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota 

Dr. Mai Moua, founder and president of Leadership Paradigms, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in leadership and organizational development and training

Dr. Arne Vauinio, a physician who practices on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Northern Minnesota

Andrea Walsh, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Health Partners