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October 2018
Free

Global Conversations MINNEAPOLIS: South Africa’s Fragile Democracy

October 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm CST
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Online registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome.  The African National Congress (ANC) party has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994. But the party today suffers from popular frustration over official corruption and economic stagnation. It faces growing threats from both left and right opposition parties, even as...

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Free

A Look at U.S.-Cuba Relations: Past, Present, and Future

October 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am CST
Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 50 South Sixth St., Suite 1500
Minneapolis, 55402

Miguel Fraga, Cuba’s second-highest ranking diplomat in the United States, will discuss Cuba’s complicated relationship with the U.S. and recent developments in Cuba. He will be joined by Paul Johnson, a consultant on doing business in Cuba, and David Townsend, an international trade lawyer, who will join First Secretary Fraga in...

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November 2018
$25 - $40

11th Annual Great Decisions Conference: Media and Foreign Policy

November 9, 2018 @ 8:30 am CST
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Online registration is closed. To register by phone, please call 612.625.1662. Today, state and non-state actors must maneuver a complex and rapidly evolving media landscape. Conventional journalism now competes with user-generated content. Official channels of communication can be circumvented through social media. Foreign policy is tweeted from the White House and...

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2018 WorldQuest International Trivia Competition

November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm CST
McNamara Alumni Center – University of Minnesota, 200 Oak St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

This event is SOLD OUT. To join the waiting list, please call 612.625.1662.  Pull together a team (up to 8 people) for our popular battle of international wits, WorldQuest! Join the fun and enjoy a lively evening of international trivia covering flags, capitals, geography, people in the news, current events,...

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December 2018
$40

Trade Insights and Networking: After NAFTA

December 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm CST
CRAVE – Hennepin Ave, 825 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402 United States

Online registration is closed. Walk-ins are welcome. Since 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has significantly affected its three signatories: Canada, Mexico, and the United States. This past September, it was announced that an agreement had been reached to replace NAFTA with the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). While the USMCA...

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Free

Global Conversations ST. PAUL: Global Health – Progress and Challenges

December 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm CST
Landmark Center, 75 5th St. W
St. Paul, MN 55102

Online registration for the St. Paul event is closed. Register for the Minneapolis version of this event here. The collective action of countries, communities, and organizations over the last 30 years has saved millions of lives around the world. Yet inequalities in health and wellbeing persist. The world now faces a...

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Free

Global Conversations MINNEAPOLIS: Global Health – Progress and Challenges

December 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm CST
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Online registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome. The collective action of countries, communities, and organizations over the last 30 years has saved millions of lives around the world. Yet inequalities in health and wellbeing persist. The world now faces a mix of old and new health challenges, including the preventable deaths of...

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$40 - $50

Culture Through Cuisine: Mexican Tamales and Holiday Traditions

December 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm CST
El Burrito Minneapolis, 4820 Chicago Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417

This event is SOLD OUT. A traditional dish found across Latin America, tamales have origins that date back to the Aztecs and Mayas. Today, the largest varieties of tamales are found in Mexico, with flavors varying by region. But no matter how they are made or what they are filled with,...

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January 2019
Free

Urban Expedition: Puerto Rico

January 13 @ 1:00 pm CST
Landmark Center, 75 5th St. W
St. Paul, MN 55102

Explore the globe 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, each program in the series provides authentic cultural experiences that include music, dance, crafts, and traditions. It’s an ideal event for families...

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$10 - $20

2019 U.S. Foreign Policy Update

January 16 @ 6:00 pm CST
Coffman Theater – University of Minnesota, 300 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Online registration is closed. Questions? Please contact us at 612.625.1662. 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 the U.S. in the...

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