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October 2020

World Food Day 2020

October 16 @ 9:00 am CDT

Registration is closed. The conference is being live streamed on Global Minnesota's YouTube channel. October 16, 1945, was the founding date of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Every year on this day, people around the globe gather to honor this important milestone as World Food Day and to...

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Free

The UN Celebrates 75 – What Does the Future Hold?

October 21 @ 3:00 pm CDT

As the world becomes more complex and interconnected, the United Nations (UN) is needed more than ever. However, its major partner - the United States, is pulling away from the UN, as can be seen by its slow paying Peacekeeping dues, and by withdrawing from the Paris Climate Treaty, the...

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Free

Partnerships to End Human Trafficking

October 22 @ 12:00 pm CDT

Human trafficking continues to affect millions of people across borders and is consistently recognized by international leaders as a high-priority foreign policy issue. Join a virtual panel conversation with local and international professionals as they discuss their work to end human trafficking. Featuring an alumna of the U.S. Department of...

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Free

Thomas Friedman’s Thank You For Being Late: A Book Club Discussion

October 23 @ 10:00 am CDT

Global Minnesota is partnering with the Blandin Foundation and DEED’s Office of Broadband Development to host an exclusive book club discussion of author Thomas Friedman's latest book "Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations." The Financial Times has described "Thank You for...

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$120 – $330

10th Annual Minneapolis Cyber Security Summit

October 26 - October 28

The Minneapolis Cyber Security Summit draws thought leaders from across industry, government, and academia with an expansive agenda offering actionable takeaways for all experience levels. This year’s theme, ‘Ripple Effect,’ explores the cascading impacts we must constantly manage in our field to stay ahead of threats. With expanded technical sessions...

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Free

Global Conversations DIGITAL: Russia Relations with Jill Dougherty

October 28 @ 6:00 pm CDT

Join a virtual Kennan Conversation with Jill Dougherty, former Moscow bureau chief and correspondent for CNN and former public policy scholar at the Kennan Institute, as she discusses the future of Russia-Belarus relations and the foreign policies toward Russia held by current U.S. presidential candidates. The program will be moderated...

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Free

Investing In Africa: New Opportunities in Mining by the African Continental Free Trade Area

October 30 @ 12:00 pm CDT

Join us for an online conversation to explore new opportunities and potential partnerships with African firms involved in mining as a result of the new African Continental Free Trade Area (ACTFA) agreement. International and national speakers will discuss the importance of mining, current and anticipated mining-related opportunities in Africa, legal...

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Exhibit “When Minnesota Fed the Children of Europe”

October 31 - November 15
Mall of America, 2131 Lindau Lane
Bloomington, MN 55425

During World War I, many people in Europe faced starvation due to the German occupation and British blockade. In response, the Commission for Relief in Belgium was created to help feed children and mothers in Belgium and northern France. More than half of the food aid that went to Europe...

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November 2020

Free

The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III

November 9 @ 6:00 pm CST

For a quarter-century, from the end of Watergate to the aftermath of the Cold War, no Republican won the presidency without his help or ran the White House without his advice. James Addison Baker III was the indispensable man for four presidents because he understood better than anyone how to...

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Free

Global Conversations DIGITAL: Latino Immigrants and the Minnesota Economy

November 18 @ 6:00 pm CST

Minnesota Latinos are integral to economies in both the Twin Cities metro and greater Minnesota. As one of the fastest-growing minority groups, Latinos comprise an increasingly important segment of Minnesota’s workforce and have one of the highest labor force participation rates in the state. Join Gerardo Guerrero, Consul of Mexico...

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