David A. Rothenberger Lecture Series


bloomberg4:00 p.m. | Thursday, September 26, 2019
Coffman Union Theater, Minneapolis, MN

Free and open to the public


Laura Bloomberg, PhD
Professor and Dean
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota

Dr. Laura Bloomberg has served as dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs since June 2017 after previously serving as associate dean since 2013. She is a three-time recipient of awards for graduate-level teaching and advising. Bloomberg's academic research focuses on community-based and cross-sector leadership, program evaluation, and educational policy.  She is co-editor of the award-winning books: Public Value and Public Administration, and Creating Public Value in Practice: Advancing the Common Good in a Multi-Sector, Shared-Power, No-One-Wholly-in-Charge World.

Please join us to hear Dr. Bloomberg reflect on the creation of policy that yields public value and working across sectors to advance the common good in her talk -  We, The People: Reclaiming the Public Square.

rothenbergerThis lecture series honors the work of Dr. David A. Rothenberger, a physician leader, surgeon, mentor, and researcher. Dr. Rothenberger is the former Jay Phillips professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota.

He is indebted to his Department of Surgery colleagues who initiated the effort to establish this lectureship; to Kathy and Mike Dougherty; to close friends, family members, and other medical colleagues who have generously supported the lectureship; and to his wife, Kathy, his invaluable advisor and best friend. He also wishes to acknowledge the wise counsel of the lectureship advisory committee comprised of Luella Goldberg, Walter F. Mondale, Thomas Gilliam, and the late Carl N. Platou.

The Rothenberger lecture is integrated with curriculum from the Emerging Physician Leaders Program (EPLP), a three-year course designed to develop a community of physician leaders who are the future of the Medical School. Together, both programs build on the school’s traditions of health care, leadership, and innovation.

Contact for special requests or accommodations

Emily Kowalczyk