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September 2016

The GroundTruth Project: International Reporting in a Dangerous World

September 27 @ 7:00 pm
The Ground Truth Program

Today more than ever, truthful, in-depth reporting from international conflict zones that only on-the-ground journalists can provide is needed. This is exactly what The GroundTruth Project is doing. At the core of their work is the idea of "ground truth," which simply means being on the ground to tell the...

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October 2016

Culture Through Cuisine: Lebanon

October 3 @ 6:00 pm
Emily’s Lebanese Deli,
641 University Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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Tabbouleh Salad

This event is sold out! To join the waiting list, please call us at 612.625.1662. Situated in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis, Emily’s Lebanese Deli has been serving up authentic Middle Eastern cuisine for more than 40 years. What started as a small bread-making business, Emily’s is now one of...

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Global Conversations: Shifting Alliances in the Middle East

October 12 @ 6:00 pm
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central,
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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From a proxy war in Yemen to an ongoing civil war in Syria, a number of conflicts have shaken the traditional alignments in the Middle East to their core. As alliances between state and non-state actors in the region are constantly shifting, the U.S. has found itself between a rock...

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A Kennan Conversation: Vladimir Putin’s Vision of a Resurgent Russia

October 17 @ 7:00 pm
Vologda, RUSSIA

The increasing centralization and mobilization of Russia’s information resources in the hands of the state is providing the Kremlin the means to galvanize public opinion within the country, ignite passions in countries of the former Soviet Union with large populations of Russian-speakers, and forcefully assert Russia’s policies, views, and values...

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November 2016

Great Decisions Conference: International Migration and the Changing Face of America

November 4 @ 9:00 am
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central,
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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Conference: International Migration and the Changing Face of America
Join us and National Public Radio correspondent and author, Tom Gjelten, for an in-depth look at international migration and immigrant stories and experiences.
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The greatest mobility of people in human history is happening across the globe. The number of international migrants has more than tripled from 78 million in 1960 to more than 232 million, and refugee populations are at an all-time high of 19.5 million. A “migration gap” between government policies to welcome migrants and public opinion...

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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
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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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