Young Professionals Networking
July 29 @ 6:00 pm CDT/ $10 – $15
Enjoy a pint and connect with others interested in foreign policy, international travel, and global development and business, at our summer young professional networking event at Surly Brewing Company.
The evening will include a short presentation by Somali-American entrepreneur Mohamed Malim and his work creating Epimonia and Dream Refugee, time for networking, and a sampling of dishes from Surly’s delicious menu.
Registration includes one drink ticket and appetizers.
About the Speaker
Mohamed Malim is a social entrepreneur activist, humanitarian, and visionary. He is the founder of Dream Refugee, a nonprofit that helps refugees connect with their communities through the power of storytelling, and is also the founder of Epimonia, a fashion company that turns recycled refugee life jackets into bracelets, with 50% of profits being donated to refugee causes around the U.S. Mohamed is a former refugee from Kenya, whose family fled the civil war in Somalia in the 1990s. He has been invited to numerous summit workshops, including the United Nations Youth Summit, and has received several leadership awards, including Promise Prize Award and the Presidential Leadership Award from the Minnesota Campus Compact. He has been profiled by various national media outlets including Voice of America, Business Insider, NowThis News, and others. A graduate of the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, Mohamed is an advocate for refugees and strives to bring awareness of the global refugee crises to college campuses.
Presented in partnership with Dream Refugee, Epimonia, and the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs.