Brian Atwood leaves U of M for top OECD job in Paris The dean of the U of M Humphrey Institute came to Minnesota from a long career at the State Department and US AID. He joins Midday to discuss all the biggest issues facing the world today. In January, Atwood becomes chair of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee in Paris.11:00 a.m.
J. Brian Atwood: Development Assistance Committee Chair, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, January 2011. Dean of the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute 2002-2010. USAID Administrator 1993-1999. Assistant Secretary of State 1978-1980.
The New Yorker's Ian Frazier tells tales from Siberia Ian Frazier shares travel stories from his new book, "Travels in Siberia" for the Talk of the Stacks series at the Hennepin County Library in downtown Minneapolis.
Ian Frazier is a writer for the New Yorker and has visited Siberia a number of times over the past decade. His book is a fascinating look at Russia since the end of the cold war, and a chronicle of Siberia's contributions to science, economics, and politics to the world.12:00 p.m.
Ian Frazier: Staff writer for The New Yorker and contributing editor for Outside Magazine. His books include Great Plains, On the Rez, and Family.