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December 2016

WorldQuest International Trivia Competition

December 9 @ 7:00 pm
McNamara Alumni Center – University of Minnestoa, 200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
4565 2015.11.13 MIC Worldquest 2015 -6165

Be part of our annual battle of international wits, WorldQuest international trivia competition. Pull together a team of eight and brush up on your knowledge of flags, capitals, geography, people in the news, current events, 2016 Great Decisions topics, and Global Minnesota’s focus country – Colombia. Paying attention? What is the...

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Global Social with International Women Leaders

December 12 @ 5:30 pm
University Club – Saint Paul, 420 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States

For members and their guests only.  This December, Global Minnesota welcomes a group of women leaders promoting peace and security. While in Minnesota, these extraordinary women will examine the current and historical roles of women in political transitions, post-conflict reconstruction, humanitarian emergencies, conflict prevention, and peacemaking efforts. Countries represented include: Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Switzerland,...

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Global Conversations: Cuba and the U.S.

December 14 @ 6:00 pm
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
Cuban flag hanging on a door in Trinidad, Cuba

The U.S. announced in December 2014 that, after decades of hostility, it would begin taking major steps to normalize relations with Cuba. The announcement marked a dramatic shift away from a policy that has its roots in the Cuban revolution of 1959. In March 2016, this historic shift was officially...

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January 2017
$45 - $60

Finland in Focus with Ambassador Kauppi

January 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Minneapolis Club, 729 2nd Ave. S
Minneapolis, 55402
Old embankment Helsinki. The area of the old town.

Since the end of World of War II, the United States and Finland have enjoyed an enduring partnership and friendship focused on building cultural and economic ties with one another. Throughout the decades, Finland has contributed to the advancement of technology and research, promotion of international economic development, and the...

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2017 U.S. Foreign Policy Update

January 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Join us for the ever-popular annual U.S. Foreign Policy Update with Diplomat in Residence and former career Foreign Service Officer, Tom Hanson. Tom will explore and explain the latest foreign policy developments, trends, and challenges facing the U.S. and next president in the upcoming year, including nuclear security, international trade,...

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February 2017

2017 Academic WorldQuest

February 1, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
Ecolab International Headquarters, 1 Ecolab Place
S. Paul, MN 55102

Test your students’ global IQ at our annual international knowledge competition for high school students. This FREE knowledge competition challenges high school students in a fun and interactive manner to think globally about critical issues facing the U.S. and the world. The winning team and their coach win an all-expenses-paid trip to the national competition in...

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