Speaker Date Topic
David Schultz, Hamline University Apr 01, 2020
Understanding American Politics Like a Pro

 What are the major factors, trends, and forces that will determine the winners and losers of the 2020 elections?  This talk looks at what political scientists and politicos look at when they seek to understand campaigns and elections.

David Schultz is a Professor of Political Science at Hamline University who teaches across a wide-range of American politics classes including public policy and administration, campaigns and elections, constitutional law, health care policy, environmental policy, and government ethics.  He is also a professor of Law at the University of Minnesota teaching constitutional law, state constitutional law, professional responsibility, election law, and other classes. David has a B.A. and M.A. in political science and philosophy, a J.D. and LLM in law, a Ph.D. in political science, and a masters degree in astronomy. A three-time Fulbright scholar who has taught extensively in Europe and Asia, and the winner of the Leslie A. Whittington national award for excellence in public affairs teaching, David  is the author of more than 35 books and 200+ articles on various aspects of American politics, election law, and the media and politics, and he is regularly interviewed and quoted in the local, national, and international media on these subjects including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, the Economist, and National Public Radio.   His most recent books are  Encyclopedia of Money in American Politics (2018) and Presidential Swing States (2018).   Prior to teaching, Professor Schultz also served as a city director of code enforcement,  zoning, and planning in Binghamton, NY, and worked as a housing and economic planner for a community action agency.

Mark Wright, Federal Reserve Apr 08, 2020
State of the Economy & Monetary Policy

Mark L.J. Wright is a senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.  Prior to coming to Minneapolis, Wright was a senior economist and research advisor in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Wright has been an associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an assistant professor at Stanford University.  He has been an economist and advisor to the Reserve Bank of Australia, and the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco and Minneapolis, as well as an instructor at the IMF.  He is currently a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of International Economics, Economics Letters and the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Wright received a B.A. in economics from the University of Sydney Australia, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.  His research examines the macroeconomics of developing countries, with specific focus to their tendency to be prone to international financial crisis.  Much of his recent work has been devoted to sovereign default and the process by which sovereign debts are restructured.

No Meeting Apr 15, 2020
CANCELED - 15th Annual Rotary Forum - CANCELED Apr 16, 2020 7:15 AM
Legalizing Marijuana for Recreational Use
Legalizing Marijuana for Recreational Use

Join us for this annual MUST ATTEND event! Always a full house! Takes place at the St. Paul Town and Country Club, Otis and Marshall Avenues, St. Paul. Click HERE to register online and pay $30 admission fee.

City of Lakes Rotary Apr 22, 2020
Service Visioning

MCOL Rotary has been giving back to our greater community since our founding. This important work has impacted thousands of lives over the years, brought us new members and established many longstanding partnerships. We are currently in the midst of completing our strategic plan and want to be sure Community Service continues to reflect our member interests and priorities. At this meeting, we review where we’ve been and discuss our future vision for this important emphasis area. Be there and share your ideas!

Jessica Bartholomew Apr 29, 2020
Prevention of Human Trafficking
Vocational Services May 06, 2020
Vocational Engagement
Judith Prieto May 13, 2020
Exchange Student from Spain
Nancy Leppink May 20, 2020
MN Commissioner of Labor
Open May 27, 2020
Judge Jack Tunheim Jun 03, 2020
Chief Judge Minnesota Federal Judiciary

Chief Judge John R. Tunheim has served as a United States District Judge in the District of Minnesota for twenty-four years after being nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 1995. From 1994-1998, Judge Tunheim served as Chair of the U.S. Assassination Records Review Board, a federal agency that declassified the remaining secret records of the assassination of President Kennedy. Before his appointment as a judge, he served as Minnesota’s Chief Deputy Attorney General, where he argued three cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, and earlier, as Staff Assistant to U.S. Senator Hubert H. Humphrey. l, where he argued three cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, and earlier, as Staff Assistant to U.S. Senator Hubert H. Humphrey. 

Russian Art Museum Jun 10, 2020
Kathy Waite Jun 17, 2020
Deputy Chief of Minneapolis Police