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Summit: Peacebuilding Approaches to Countering Extremism

August 18, 2016 @ 7:30 am CDT

As societies around the world face the growing challenge of extremism, Minnesota has found itself at the center of this critical issue. What lessons can be drawn from our community’s struggles to preserve both public safety and civil rights, address root causes of extremism without stigmatizing entire communities, and propose positive, community-based alternatives to the extremist message? And how can these lessons be applied to the global community? Join us as we answer these questions and more, and examine the roles education, communication, and action play in battling extremism.

In partnership with the U.S. Department of State and Global Ties U.S., this summit seeks to validate and encourage community partnerships, energize efforts to effectively and positively engage young people, and help educate the broader community and dispel common fears and misconceptions. And drawing on global case studies, we’ll look at different approaches to challenging this borderless issue.

New Member Special
Become a Global Minnesota member for $125* and receive a basic Global Minnesota membership, one summit registration, and VIP seating with speakers and panelists at the summit luncheon during Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi’s, President of the World Organization for Resource Development and Education, presentation. Register below for this special offer.

Summit Details 

Get the latest information on featured speakers, breakout sessions, and travel logistics.

Registration includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and an hors d’oeuvres networking reception following the summit. This summit is presented in partnership with Global Ties U.S., the U.S. Department of State, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

*Memberships are tax deductible. Of your $125, $75 is deductible based on goods received.








Online registration is now closed. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list to attend the summit, please call 612.625.1662.


August 18, 2016
7:30 am - 5:00 pm


Global Minnesota


Check-in Time
7:30 am
Reception Time
8:30 am - 5:00 pm