Perspectives on the Refugee Crisis and Stateless People Today
Wednesday, October 24
774 Snelling Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Free underground parking with validated tickets
The world is in the midst of the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War with some twenty-two million people displaced. To exacerbate an already dire situation, the Trump Administration intends to reduce U.S. Refugee admissions to less than 45,000 annually. This symposium, to be held on United Nations Day, will discuss the current refugee crisis in light of these policy changes specifically looking at the U.S. response to statelessness and the challenges of refugee admission.
M. Jay Shahidi, President, UN Association-MN; Board, American Refugee Committee
Tom Hanson, US Diplomat and Diplomat-In-Residence, University of MN, Duluth
Ellen Kennedy, Executive Director, World Without Genocide
Richard Hahnen, Teacher, Lobbyist, Documentary Maker and UN Adviser
This event is organized by the United Nations Association Minnesota Chapter
Sponsored by Hamline’s Model UN program and Department of Global Studies
Cosponsors: American Refugee Committee, Amnesty International, Citizens for Global Solutions Minnesota, Global Engagement Center of Hamline University, Global Minnesota, World Without Genocide at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Workable World Trust
Minnesota United Nations History Project
How have Minnesotans contributed to the United Nations in the past 75 years?
The Minnesota Historical Society has awarded a Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage grant to the Citizens for Global Solutions - Minnesota for The Minnesota United Nations History Project. This project aims to create a digitized Minnesota United Nations (UN) History Resource File.
As part of this project, CGS will be collecting and, documenting the work, events, and activities of Minnesotans that have helped fulfill the goals of the UN in addressing contemporary problems.
Do you or someone you know have a story to share? If you know individuals that we should speak to about the history of the UN in Minnesota, please send us an email at email@example.com.
Peacemakers of Minnesota video series
The Peacemakers of Minnesota Video Series is a collection of interviews of key individuals who have been part of the peace and justice movement in Minnesota for decades. The project was conceived and interviews were conducted by Ehtasham Anwar (Pakistan), Humphrey Fellow, University of Minnesota Law School, Human Rights Center. Videos were recorded by Suhail Ahmed (Pakistan), Humphrey Fellow, University of Minnesota Law School, Human Rights Center. The project was supervised by Dick Bernard, president (2005-07) of the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers and then-vice-president of Citizens for Global Solutions, Minnesota.
FROM THE BLOG
Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World
by Dr. Joseph E. Schwartzberg
Distinguished International Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota and long-time CGS-MN Board Member
Book and accompanying Study Guide now available in SEVEN LANGUAGES! Ordering info here.