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July 2020

Free – $30

Global Citizenship: Whole World Sensibilities and Responsibilities in the Time of COVID-19

July 30 @ 10:00 am CDT

Global citizenship and interconnectivity allow us to experience and impact the world in more expansive ways than ever before. However, with this new international reach comes responsibility for simultaneously caring for both our local communities and for others on the planet impacted by our actions or decisions. Given these new...

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August 2020

Free

Minnesota and the UK – Trade, Market Access, and Brexit

August 5 @ 10:00 am CDT

The United Kingdom (UK) and Minnesota have a long-standing and ongoing special relationship and play pivotal roles in each other’s economies. Minnesota exports nearly $600 million in goods and $1 billion in services to the UK annually. And the UK has invested heavily in Minnesota with more than 165 UK...

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Town Hall: Liberia-Minnesota Connections

August 13 @ 11:30 am CDT

Minnesota is home to one of the largest Liberian populations in the country, with an estimated 30,000 people. There are many deep connections developing between Minnesota and Liberia through trade, sports, economic development, faith communities, family, and friends. In partnership with the Liberian Honorary Consul in Minnesota Jackson George, join...

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Learning from Sierra Leone: Fambul Tok and the Power of Forgiveness

August 19 @ 12:00 pm CDT

John Caulker, Founder and Executive Director of Fambul Tok, a peace-building NGO based in Sierra Leone, believes that true healing and reconciliation can only take place through a community-led process. Documentary filmmaker Sara Terry tells this amazing story in her award-winning film, Fambul Tok, where victims and perpetrators of Sierra...

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Success Stories from International Women Entrepreneurs

August 27 @ 12:00 pm CDT

From medicine to education to agriculture, women entrepreneurs across the globe are creating transformational experiences that drive innovation, design solutions, and bring ideas to life. Tune in for an engaging conversation with international women entrepreneurs as they share their stories and experiences. In partnership with World Learning and TeamWomen, we'll...

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September 2020

Free

Red Penguins: Greed, Corruption, and Capitalism Run Amok in Post-Soviet Russia

September 10 @ 12:00 pm CDT

Red Penguins, the just-released film from award-winning director Gabe Polsky, tells the wild forgotten true story of capitalism and opportunism run amok in Moscow. Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the famed Red Army hockey team formed a joint venture that redefined what was...

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Opportunities for U.S. Businesses: Expo 2020 Dubai

September 14 @ 9:00 am CDT

Dubai is a regional hub and a bridge to emerging markets for many American companies, allowing them to conduct business throughout the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia from a business-friendly, tech-forward economy. Join experts and government representatives for a free webinar as they provide critical information for U.S. companies...

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RESCHEDULED: Donald W. McCarthy Heartland Leadership Forum – Ethical Leadership and Public Service

September 14 @ 7:00 pm CDT
Webinar, MN

Registration is now closed.  While COVID-19 has thwarted many event proceedings this year, we have some good news to report. With the safety of our attendees in mind, this year’s 4th Annual Donald W. McCarthy Heartland Leadership Forum will go on as a virtual event – because visionary leadership must never be...

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Global Conversations DIGITAL: Food Security and Foreign Policy

September 16 @ 12:00 pm CDT

It is often said that foreign policy is about connecting means with ends. With perhaps a few exceptions, most agree that the ultimate end of U.S. foreign policy should be a more prosperous, sustainable, and secure world. Yet today, food security around the globe remains a pressing challenge, especially in...

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What’s New in the New NAFTA?

September 18 @ 9:30 am CDT

On July 1, 2020, the United States - Mexico - Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as the basis for North American trade relationships. The USMCA contains modernized provisions to address intellectual property, digital trade, agricultural markets, and balanced manufacturing policy. Join us for...

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