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September 2019


Global Conversations MINNEAPOLIS: The U.S.-Japan Alliance in an Evolving Indo-Pacific

September 18 @ 6:00 pm CDT
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Online registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome.  The U.S.-Japan Alliance has underpinned Indo-Pacific security and prosperity for over seven decades. This security alliance has in turn led to cooperation and partnership between the two countries on political, economic, humanitarian, and other issues emblematic of their shared values. Today, the many facets of U.S.-Japan relations stretch across the United States....

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$40 – $50

Culture Through Cuisine: Russia

September 23 @ 6:00 pm CDT
Moscow On The Hill, 371 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102

This event is SOLD OUT. The vast cultural and geographic expanse of Russia and its close connections with Europe, Asia, and the Middle East contribute to the varied character of the country’s cuisine. From the beloved rural dishes made from simple ingredients to the refined culinary techniques of smoked meats...

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October 2019

$30 – $45

12th Annual Great Decisions Conference: The United States and Mexico – A Partnership Tested

October 4 @ 8:30 am CDT
Carlson School of Management, 3M Auditorium, 321 19th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Online registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome.  The United States and Mexico have a long, intertwined history, with both countries prominently featured in each other’s politics and agendas. The war on drugs, immigration, and trade issues have taxed the relationship over the years. And despite shared geographic, economic, and social connections,...

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$10 – $15

Young Professionals Networking: Travel and Hispanic Heritage

October 7 @ 6:00 pm CDT
La Doña Cervecería, 241 Fremont Ave. North Unit B
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405

Online registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome. Enjoy a pint and an evening of travel, trivia, and networking at our next young professionals event at La Doña Cervecería in Minneapolis. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we'll connect with others interested in international travel, with a focus on Latin America,...

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American Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty

October 14 @ 2:30 pm CDT

Online registration is closed. This event is sold out.  As the top professional diplomat at the U.S. Department of State during the Obama-Trump presidential transition, Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. had the ultimate insider’s view of the new administration’s shift in the United States’ foreign policy agenda. Join us to...

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$10 – $25

The Future We Want: The UN We Need

October 23 @ 5:00 pm CDT
James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102

This event is SOLD OUT. In the coming years, global issues such as climate change, poverty and inequality, migration and displacement, and rapid changes in demography and technology will require cooperation across borders, sectors, and generations. The United Nations' interconnected Sustainable Development Goals help address these global challenges and provide...

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November 2019

$40 – $50

Culture Through Cuisine: Italian Aperitivo

November 4 @ 6:00 pm CST
Italian Eatery, 4724 Cedar Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55407

This program is SOLD OUT. There is no better way to explore our Year of Italy than indulging in one of the cornerstones of Italian culture: its cuisine. Although Italy is home to a variety of regional culinary variations, quality and simplicity of ingredients are common threads that link the...

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2019 Ambassador Awards Luncheon

November 6 @ 12:00 pm CST
Minikahda Club, 3205 Excelsior Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Online registration is closed. If you have questions about space availability, please call us at 612.625.1662. You are cordially invited to our annual Ambassador Awards luncheon. Please join us as we honor this year’s recipients: Bill George and Warren Staley Bill George's (Medtronic) and Warren Staley's (Cargill) commitment to the...

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Global Conversations MINNEAPOLIS: Information Wars

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

Online registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome. Disinformation is as old as humanity. But the rise of social media has made disinformation even more pervasive and pernicious. During the final three years of the Obama administration, author and former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel...

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Global Conversations ST. PAUL: Nuclear Negotiations – Back to the Future?

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

Nuclear weapons have not gone away, and the Trump administration has brought a new urgency, if not a new approach, to dealing with them. The President has met with Vladimir Putin as the New Start Treaty with Russia comes up for renewal in 2021, the first presidential summit ever with...

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