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April 2019

Free

CANCELED – Global Conversations ST. PAUL: Internationally Hacked – World Wide Weapons

April 16 @ 12:00 pm CDT
Landmark Center, 75 5th St. W
St. Paul, MN 55102

Due to schedule and travel conflicts, this program has been CANCELED. To attend the RESCHEDULED Minneapolis version of this program, please register here. Cyber conflict is a new and continually developing threat, which can include foreign interference in elections, industrial sabotage, and attacks on infrastructure. Russia has been accused of interfering...

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$40 – $50

Culture Through Cuisine: Brazil

April 30 @ 6:00 pm CDT
Samba, 922 Main Street
Hopkins, MN 55343

SOLD OUT. Online registration is closed. Drawing on culinary inspiration from Europe, Africa, and Asia, the well-crafted menu at Samba reflects the multicultural and authentic tastes of Brazil. From the grilled churrasco to the feijoada to a variety of Brazilian gourmet pizzas, Samba offers a large variety of dishes that...

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May 2019

Free

On Time and Water: A Call to a New Scientific Revolution

May 3 @ 4:00 pm CDT
Water Bar & Public Studio, 2518 Central Ave. NE
Minneapolis, 55401

Online registration is closed. During the next 100 years, a fundamental change to the elements of water on our planet is expected. Many glaciers will melt, sea levels will rise at a faster rate than seen before, acidification will bring the oceans to a pH level not seen in 30...

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Free

Saving the Majestic Rhino: Conservation Challenges and Successes Across South Africa

May 8 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Sunrise Banks Corporate Headquarters, 2525 Wabash Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55114

For members and their guests only.  Home to more than 20,000 rhinoceroses, South Africa has one of the largest rhino populations in the world. However, threats from poaching, habitat loss, and political conflict continuously endanger the rhino species, pushing them toward extinction. As we continue our yearlong focus on South Africa, join...

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Free

Global Conversations: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness

May 15 @ 6:00 pm CDT
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Online registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome. In 1994 over the span of 100 days, nearly a million Tutsi were killed in Rwanda. After finding personal healing and forgiveness, author Denise Uwimana turned her extraordinary experience as a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide into a personal mission to provide material and...

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Free

Doing Business Across Africa

May 20 @ 8:00 am CDT
Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 50 South Sixth St., Suite 1500
Minneapolis, 55402

According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic development, Africa is the fastest growing regional market for exports from Minnesota companies. While a quickly growing market, many companies are just starting the journey to understand how to navigate Africa’s unique business environment. Please join us for a lively and...

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June 2019

Free

A Conversation with Ambassador Awad on the Current State of Somalia

June 10 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Augsburg University Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, 625 22nd Ave. South
Minneapolis, 55454

Online registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome.  The location for this event has changed to Augsburg University Hoversten Chapel in the Foss Center. Please see below for details. Join us as we welcome Ambassador Ahmed Isse Awad, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of The Federal Republic of Somalia, to...

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Year of South Africa Gala

June 15 @ 4:30 pm CDT
Bavaria Downs, 3919 Bavaria Road
Chaska, MN 55318

Online registration is closed. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 612.625.1662. Join us for our annual fundraising gala as we explore South African culture, highlight U.S.-South Africa relations, and connect Minnesotans to our African partner. Featuring fine South African-inspired cuisine and entertainment, the Tour the World live and silent auctions,...

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Free

Global Conversations MINNEAPOLIS: Internationally Hacked – World Wide Weapons

June 19 @ 6:00 pm CDT
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Online registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome. This program has been RESCHEDULED to Wednesday, June 19. Questions? Please call 612.625.1662. Cyber conflict is a new and continually developing threat, which can include foreign interference in elections, industrial sabotage, and attacks on infrastructure. Russia has been accused of interfering in the 2016...

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July 2019

Free

Global Conversations: State of the State Department and Diplomacy

July 17 @ 6:00 pm CDT
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

This event is SOLD OUT. Online registration is closed. During the Trump administration, the usual ways of conducting diplomacy have been upended. Many positions in the U.S. Department of State have never been filled, and meetings with foreign leaders such as Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin have been undertaken with...

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