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Citizens for Global Solutions - Minnesota
2018 Annual Meeting and Dinner

THE MINNESOTA UNITED NATIONS HISTORY PROJECT

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THURSDAY, JUNE 21

6:00 REFRESHMENTS
6:30 DINNER 

Plymouth Congregational Church
Jackman Room
1900 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis

Cost:  $30 per person; $15 for students and those with limited income.

Join Citizens for Global Solutions-MN for their annual dinner with special guest, Jim Nelson who will share his experiences with working over five decades as a volunteer with the United Nations. Jim will also discuss his work with CGS-MN on the "Minnesota United Nations History Project" to collect information about Minnesotans who have contributed to the goals of the UN and tried to make that institution more effective during its 75-year history.

Reservations (and dietary needs) due no later than Monday, June 18th afternoon (reserve ahead, pay at the door)

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The Waning of Pax Americana

Global Conversations with Tom Hanson

Wednesday, July 11
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hennepin County Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Cost: Free (must RSVP)

The U.S. has begun a historic shift away from Pax Americana, the liberal international order that was established in the wake of World War II.

Since 1945, Pax Americana has sought peaceful international relations and an open economy, buttressed by U.S. military power. In championing “America First” isolationism and protectionism, President Trump has shifted the political direction toward selective U.S. engagement, where foreign commitments are limited to areas of vital U.S. interest and economic nationalism is the order of the day.

Join Global Minnesota in July for a conversation with former U.S. Foreign Service Officer, Tom Hanson, as he examines what this shift means for U.S. geopolitics and foreign policy.

Presented by Global Minnesota in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

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Global Conversations: Iran, the U.S., & the Challenge of Nuclear Security

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Wednesday, July 27
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hennepin County Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Cost: Free (must RSVP)

The controversial 2015 Iran nuclear deal broke a persistent stalemate in negotiations, bringing the U.S. and Iran into agreement on a plan to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons. What impact will President Tump’s recent decision to withdraw the U.S. from the agreement have?

Join the conversation with author and Middle East foreign policy expert, Trita Parsi, as he shares his perspective on the Iran nuclear deal, which he argues would enhance U.S. national security by helping to stabilize the Middle East and bolster the moderates in Iran.

Following the program, Parsi will sign copies of his book Losing an Enemy – Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy, which can be purchased through AmazonBarnes & Noble, or IndieBound, and will be available for purchase at the event through Magers & Quinn Booksellers.

Presented by Global Minnesota in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

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featured resource

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

 

May/June 2018

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.