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May 2021

Lunch & Learn: Syrian Cooking

May 19 @ 12:00 pm CDT

Join us for an exciting event for Global Minnesota members, with an option for nonmembers to try out our new Lunch & Learn series. Lunch & Learn continues with a virtual visit from Noor, a Syrian refugee joining us through our partnership with NaTakallam. Grab a recipe card and watch...

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NATO’s Climate Challenge

May 20 @ 12:00 pm CDT

The world is changing, and so is NATO, the transatlantic alliance. The NATO 2030 initiative is intended to ensure the alliance of nations remains ready to face tomorrow's challenges. The next Summit of the allied leaders will take place on June 14 at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. At this...

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International Roundtable: A First Look at the International Trade Policy of the Biden Administration and New Congress

May 26 @ 10:00 am CDT

Join us for a discussion of international trade policy under the Biden Administration and 117th Congress.  Now that key administration officials are in place and the new Congress has been in session for several months, initial policy decisions and some initial trends are becoming evident. This program will feature insights...

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June 2021

SDG Roundtable – Spring 2021

June 8 @ 12:00 pm CDT

A number of Minnesota citizen groups use the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals as a “North Star” to help guide their work. Our previous SDG Roundtable presentations featured a number of these groups, including West Central Initiative Fund, GHR Foundation, Ecotone, United Way, and Sundance Family Foundation. This SDG Roundtable...

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Empowering Trade with Africa Through Agriculture

June 12 @ 1:00 pm CDT

In partnership with Minnesota Africans United and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, join us for a webinar focused on trade and agriculture in Africa. The webinar will feature keynote speaker Dr. Kemba Marshall, Director, Land O’ Lakes Purina Animal Nutrition Center, Veterinary Services, and international guest speaker, Lizette Echobei, Founder...

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70th Anniversary Virtual Gala

June 18 @ 6:30 pm CDT

Thank you to our Committee Chairs: Melissa and Uri Camarena; to our Committee: Karen Cooley-Kistler, Lili Hall Scarpa, Cheryl Meyer, Laura Robinson, Kaimay Yuen Terry, and Kay Thomas; and to our Honorary Co-Chairs: Sheila and Michael Bonsignore, Thomas and Phyllis Colwell, David and Margene Fox, Leni and David Moore, Susan...

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Global Conversations DIGITAL: Persian Gulf Security Issues

June 23 @ 12:00 pm CDT

The Persian Gulf remains tense as the rivalry between the regional powers of Saudi Arabia and Iran continues. Tensions escalated in early 2020 as the United States began to intervene in the Gulf, launching an airstrike that killed two Iranian military commanders. Join us for this free Global Conversations as...

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July 2021


Brazil and the United States: Bilateral Relations and Trade Opportunities

July 8 @ 10:00 am CDT

Join us for a business webinar for a look at bilateral relations and trade opportunities between Brazil and the United States, presented by the Brazil-Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Hear from featured speaker Ambassador Nestor Forster Jr., Brazilian Ambassador to the United States, with an introduction by Gabrielle Gerbaud, Executive Director, Minnesota...

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Lunch & Learn with Mandela Washington Fellows

July 16 @ 11:00 am CDT

Join us for a free event for Global Minnesota members! Our new Lunch & Learn series continues with a virtual visit with 25 scholars participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Learn about their professional work, countries, and cultures! The program will include small group breakout sessions...

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SDG Roundtable: Summer 2021

July 27 @ 12:00 pm CDT

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a United Nations plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030. These goals recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth, address social needs such as education, health, and equality, and tackle climate...

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