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May 2017

Love, Africa: Insights from Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

May 30 @ 5:30 pm CDT
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Online registration closed. Walk-ins welcome. A seasoned war correspondent, Jeffrey Gettleman has covered every major conflict over the past 20 years, from Afghanistan to Iraq to the Congo. For the past decade, he has served as the East Africa bureau chief for The New York Times, fulfilling a longtime dream....

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June 2017

Film Screening in St. Paul: Colombia Magia Salvaje

June 2 @ 7:00 pm CDT
Metropolitian State University, Film Space in Founders Hall, 700 East 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55106 United States

Online registration closed. Walk-ins welcome. Experience the amazing creatures and landscapes of Colombia through a new lens. Colombia Magia Salvaje is an ambitious documentary that explores the country’s natural wonders and unique biodiversity. Through stunning cinematography, you’ll enter the depths of the Pacific Ocean, on the Island of Malpelo, follow the...

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Celebration of Colombia Gala

June 17 @ 4:30 pm CDT
Orono High School Parking Lots, 795 Old Crystal Bay Road North
Orono, 55356

Online registration is closed. Onsite registration will be available, with limited seating. Rich in tradition with a diverse history, Colombia has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years that has placed the nation on a path to peace and prosperity. Join us for our annual fundraising gala as we explore...

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July 2017

Trade Insights and Networking

July 10 @ 6:00 pm CDT
Surly Brewing Co., 520 Malcolm Ave. SE
Minneapolis, 55414

Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins welcome. Want to meet globally-focused business leaders and enjoy some of Minnesota's best locally-brewed beer? Then join us for an evening of global trade insights, networking, and socializing at Surly Brewing Co. Speaker In addition to good beer and great networking, John Cooney, Senior Advisor...

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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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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

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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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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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

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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