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July 2017
Free

Global Conversations: African Folktales to Contemporary Authors

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

Online registration is closed. Walks-ins welcome. From ancient oral traditions to contemporary literature, African stories reflect wisdom, cultural identities, and social values developed over countless generations. Join us, St. Olaf College Associate Professor Joseph Mbele, and Augsburg College Associate Professor Mzenga Wanyama for an exploration of how these stories find expression...

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$20

On the Field with the Minnesota United

July 19 @ 7:00 pm CDT
TCF Bank Stadium, 420 SE 23rd Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Online registration is closed. Tickets can be purchased by calling 612.625.1662. Cheer on the Minnesota United FC as they match up against the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday, July 19. Enjoy a summer evening out and post-game meet-and-greet with players. Following the game, which takes place one day before Colombian Independence Day,...

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August 2017
Free

Global Conversations: Nuclear Security

August 9 @ 6:00 pm CDT
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Online registration is closed. Walks-ins welcome. Nuclear nonproliferation was a top priority for the Obama administration. While the Iran Deal was a diplomatic victory toward this end, major threats persist from both state and non-state actors. Countries like North Korea, Russia, and India and Pakistan continue to challenge nonproliferation efforts....

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Free

Global Social with International Visitors

August 10 @ 5:30 pm CDT
Weber Shandwick, 510 S Marquette Ave., 13F
Minneapolis, 55402

Online registration is closed. Please call us at 612.625.1662 to be added to the event. For members and their guests only.  In August, Global Minnesota welcomes a group of leading international visitors from more than 10 European countries who will visit Minnesota to: Connect with young innovators and learn how they use entrepreneurship...

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Free

A Foreign Service Briefing from Nigeria

August 15 @ 2:30 pm CDT
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Room 25, 301 19th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

NOTICE: The date for this program has changed to Tuesday, August 15.  For members and their guests only; space is limited. Get the latest news from Nigeria as U.S. Foreign Service Officer Lawrence Foster shares his experience of working in Lagos during his first diplomatic assignment. Nigeria's largest city and one of...

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September 2017
Free

Global Conversations ST. PAUL: Geopolitics of Energy

September 13 @ 12:00 pm CDT
Landmark Center, 75 5th St. W
St. Paul, MN 55102

Policies to ensure the security of energy supply and access have long been domestic and foreign policy priorities for the United States and will remain so, including for the health of our economy.  Looking ahead, however, two developments will increasingly affect how energy and foreign policy come together.  The first...

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Free

Global Conversations MINNEAPOLIS: Geopolitics of Energy

September 13 @ 6:00 pm CDT
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Policies to ensure the security of energy supply and access have long been domestic and foreign policy priorities for the United States and will remain so, including for the health of our economy.  Looking ahead, however, two developments will increasingly affect how energy and foreign policy come together.  The first...

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Year of China Launch

September 17 @ 6:00 pm CDT
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, 333 E River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Event registration is closed.  Please see our calendar for other events. This year marks the 35th anniversary of Minnesota's Sister-State relationship with the Province of Shaanxi. In celebration, and as a kickoff to our Year of China, we are partnering with the Minnesota Trade Office and the University of Minnesota...

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Free

Doing Business Globally: Addressing Tax and Legal Challenges

September 19 @ 8:00 am CDT
Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 50 South Sixth St., Suite 1500
Minneapolis, 55402

Are you considering expanding your operations overseas? The legal and tax considerations are intimidating but can be strategically managed with careful planning. This program will feature a technical discussion of the key legal and tax considerations of international expansion including form (exports, sales office, distributor, joint venture, subsidiary, etc.), financing,...

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Special Luncheon with the President of Finland

September 22 @ 11:00 am CDT
Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 S Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States

Join Global Minnesota and the Economic Club of Minnesota for a special event featuring His Excellency Sauli Niinistö, president of the Republic of Finland, in celebration of Finland's 100 anniversary. Since it became an independent state on December 6, 1917, Finland has succeeded in building and maintaining a stable, democratic society. At the same time,...

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