Sunday, February 19, 2017

Feb 21 Offshore Production's Effect on Attitudes Toward Free Trade

Jane Sumner on Offshore Production's Effect on Attitudes Toward Free Trade

Tuesday, February 21: 12:45–2 p.m.
Stassen Room 170, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

8th Minnesota Cuban Film Festival Feb 23-March 30

7:00 pm, Thursdays, February 23 - March 30, 2017
Minneapolis St. Paul Film Society's St. Anthony Main Theatre, Minneapolis

Opening night, February 23
El acompaƱante (The Companion)
Pavel Giroud I 2015 I Fiction I 104 min

This film is a universal tale of struggle against adversity, a drama that takes up the theme of AIDS in the world of amateur boxing.

At the start of the epidemic in the 1980s, the Cuban government took the drastic, although ultimately successful, step of quarantining infected patients in a sanatorium. Part of the approach was to assign a “companion,” in this case, a former world-class boxer who is paired with a veteran of Cuba’s mission to support the Congolese colonial revolution.

$8.00 general admission; $6.00 seniors, students and MSP Film Society members. The majority of the films are in Spanish, subtitled in English. A discussion will follow each film.

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MINN Feb 23 NGO event & networking

Thursday, February 23rd: Talk at Tour at Friends of Ngong Road   6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join MINN for an evening of learning and discussion about Friends of Ngong Road (FONR) with Paula Meyer, president and founder of the organization. FONR provides education and support to children living in poverty in Kenya whose families are affected by HIV/AIDS.   [Note from Sherry Gray: Several HHH alumni did internships with this organization--HHH students interested see me for more information.]

Meyer left a successful career at Ameriprise Financial in 2006 and has since focused on building FONR. As President of FONR, Meyer leads a talented team of senior executive volunteers from a variety of business backgrounds. After many years as a corporate executive, Meyer’s belief is that the skills she and the organization’s board of directors have learned in business can be applied successfully to deliver results in a different context. Under her leadership FONR has grown from an idea to a vibrant organization delivering education and life transformation for nearly 400 children in Nairobi, Kenya.

In 2015, the board of directors launched for-profit, portable sanitation business called Karibu Loo to provide income to the charitable mission. Karibu Loo operates in Nairobi and is an exciting addition to the FONR story. Its goal is to provide one-third of FONR's budget and jobs to graduates of the program.

Space is limited, RSVP today!

MINN Talk and Tours (T&T) are an opportunity for MINN members to gain first-hand knowledge of the workings of international NGOs in the state. The T&T agenda is simple. Employees of an international NGO offer a private tour of their facility and then field questions about their organization’s work and their office culture. While MINN T&Ts are free and open to MINN Members, space is limited, and registration is required. Please consider joining the hundreds of international professionals who already have a MINN membership. Click here to join. If you have questions regarding your membership write us at

There will be a networking opportunity following the Talk and Tour at Park Tavern starting at 7 pm. The Park Tavern event is open to all who would like to network with the MINN community and FONR staff!

If this event is filled please sign up for the waitlist as we often ask waitlisted people to attend closer to the event.

Contact Lacey Kraft, MINN Program Committee Volunteer, with any questions.

Feb 22 Iraqi Voices

Immigration History Research Center Presents
Iraqi Voices
2/22/17, 11:30 AM

The IHRC's Global Minnesota series of public events is teaming up with the Iraqi + American Reconcilliation Project to screen a documentary short on Iraqi refugees in Minnesota. The short focuses on issues and themes the storytellers think are important for an American audience to understand about Iraq, Iraqis, and Iraqi Americans. Professor Joseph Farag, Arabic Literature & Culture, will lead a brief q&a session after the screening.

This is a brown bag event.

Nicholson 35
216 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis MN

IonE seeking abtracts from UMN students working on sustainability projects


The Institute on the Environment and the UMN Energy Club are seeking abstracts from students working on projects related to or conducting research around sustainability for the upcoming Sustainability & Energy Expo! The call is open to all UMN students (undergraduate and graduate) through February 24. More information and how to submit abstracts can be found here.

Feb 23 Chicago Council on Global Affairs livestreamed event on The New Asian Security Landscape

We will live stream this program at 8:45 a.m. CT

The New Asian Security Landscape

Dennis Blair, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA; Patrick Cronin, Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security; Brad Glosserman, Executive Director, Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Toshimichi Nagaiwa, Lieutenant General (Retired), Japan Air Self Defense Force; Yoshiji Nogami, President, The Japan Institute of International Affairs; And other participants. Moderated by Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri; Richard McGregor , Author; former Washington Bureau Chief, Financial Times.

For decades, Asian security has been reliant on a series of alliances. Yet President Donald Trump has already called that balance into question with indications that he is open to effecting significant change in the region. From reevaluating security treaties to questioning China’s practices regionally and economically, the Asian Century is now in question. What lies in store for the pivot to Asia under a new administration that, on its third day in office, ordered the formal withdrawal of the US from the TPP? Will Asia remain the focus of America’s foreign policy or will President Trump turn his attention elsewhere? How will traditional alliances such as that between Japan and the US fare in the face of the new US administration’s rhetoric?

Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Prudential Plaza
Office: 180 N. Stetson Ave., Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60601
Conference Center: 130 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago, IL 60601

Summer 2017 Peace & Conflict Resolution Program in Dublin & Amman


Summer Study Abroad
Dublin, Ireland - Amman, Jordan

Peace & Conflict Resolution Dates: June 11 - July 15, 2017
Peace & Conflict Resolution + Arabic Language: June 11 - August 13, 2017


Applications are due March 15 for the Summer 2017 FIE Conflict and the Struggle for Peace: Ireland and the Middle East program. Don't let your students miss out on your chance to be part of this exciting and unique opportunity.


The Peace & Conflict Resolution program repeatedly attracts strong students with a commitment to understanding conflict resolution, conflict management, international diplomacy, and the multiple conflicts in the world today. If we might answer any questions from you, your department, fellow faculty, or your financial aid office, do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help you as you encourage your students to apply and work with your institution to find aid and/or secure credit approval for the program.

Dr. Grahaeme Hesp -

Travel medical insurance
Round trip airfare, Dublin/Amman
24-hour emergency support
School of Record transcript (if needed)

Onsite Orientation
Study tour to Northern Ireland
Co-curricular activities

Onsite Orientation
Amman city tour
Biblical Jordan study tour
Wadi Rum & Petra study tour

Life Cycle of Peace and Conflict: Lessons Learned in Northern Ireland
Conflict Resolution and Management: Beyond the Arab-Israeli Conflict
FIE is proud to partner with AMIDEAST in Jordan to offer our summer peace and conflict program.AMIDEAST is a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training, and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa.


Our mailing address is:
FIE: Foundation for International Education
114 Cromwell RoadLondon, Greater London SW7 4ES
United Kingdom

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any opportunity abroad, contact the Learning Abroad Center on the Twin Cities campus. All other campuses should consult the appropriate education abroad office for their campus.
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