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January 2017

2017 U.S. Foreign Policy Update

January 24 @ 6:00 pm
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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This event is SOLD OUT. Please call 612.625.1662 to be placed on the waitlist. 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...

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February 2017
Free

2017 Academic WorldQuest

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

Global Conversations ST. PAUL: The Future of Europe

February 9 @ 12:00 pm
Landmark Center, 75 5th Street W; Room 326
St. Paul, MN 55102
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The outcome of the United Kingdom referendum on EU membership sent shockwaves across the globe. It even caught British voters by surprise. The European Union has helped secure peace in Europe for the past 70 years. Now it faces an uncertain future. Amid a refugee crisis, lingering financial recession, and...

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Free

Global Conversations MINNEAPOLIS: The Future of Europe

February 9 @ 6:00 pm
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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The outcome of the United Kingdom referendum on EU membership sent shockwaves across the globe. It even caught British voters by surprise. The European Union has helped secure peace in Europe for the past 70 years. Now it faces an uncertain future. Amid a refugee crisis, lingering financial recession, and...

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Free

Urban Expedition: Switzerland

February 12 @ 1:00 pm
Landmark Center, Main Floor Atrium, 75 5th Street W
St. Paul, MN 55102
Zermatt village with the peak of the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps

Travel the globe without ever leaving the state, with Urban Expedition! Designed for everyone to enjoy, Urban Expedition offers the opportunity to learn about the world right in St. Paul. With a focus on a different destination country, each program in the series provides authentic cultural experiences that include music, dance,...

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Free

Global Social with International Visitors

February 16 @ 5:30 pm
Minneapolis Club, 729 2nd Ave. S
Minneapolis, 55402
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For Global Minnesota members and their guests only.  More than 20 international visitors from across the globe will travel to Minnesota as part of two exchange programs focused on cultivating leadership in young women and exploring the impact of the electoral process and political activism on gender equality. Be part...

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Latin America: Prospects for Peace and Progress

February 22 @ 7:00 pm
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From peace in Colombia to new approaches to U.S.-Cuba relations, the rapidly changing news out of Latin America brings both hope and uncertainty. For more than three decades, the Inter-American Dialogue has worked to foster democratic governance, prosperity, and social equity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Inter-American Dialogue President...

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March 2017
Free

Global Conversations MINNEAPOLIS: Trade and Politics

March 8 @ 6:00 pm
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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The U.S. political mood toward trade has gone sour. One need look no further than the 2016 presidential contest for the popular narrative: trade means that China wins, at America’s expense. But do the numbers support that conclusion? The metrics used to gauge economic strength—Gross Domestic Product and balance of...

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Free

Global Conversations ST. PAUL: Trade and Politics

March 9 @ 12:00 pm
Landmark Center, 75 5th Street W; Room 326
St. Paul, MN 55102
Currency Exchange Rate digital monitor display

The U.S. political mood toward trade has gone sour. One need look no further than the 2016 presidential contest for the popular narrative: trade means that China wins, at America’s expense. But do the numbers support that conclusion? The metrics used to gauge economic strength—Gross Domestic Product and balance of...

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Free

Urban Expedition: Colombia

March 12 @ 1:00 pm
Landmark Center, Main Floor Atrium, 75 5th Street W
St. Paul, MN 55102
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Travel the globe without ever leaving the state, with Urban Expedition! Designed for everyone to enjoy, Urban Expedition offers the opportunity to learn about the world right in St. Paul. With a focus on a different destination country, each program in the series provides authentic cultural experiences that include music, dance,...

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