Featured events

2019 World Law Day Dinner

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CGS-MN is a Community Sponsor of this event which features a talk by Jim Nelson entitled, “The Future of the Past - A Look Back at the United Nations Movement in Minnesota.”

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 3009 27th Ave South, Minneapolis 
Cost: $29.00 per person for a buffet dinner/fixed menu (includes tip) payable at door. Reduced cost for current high school or college students.

Reservations are required. Email your contact information to Dick Bernard or call 651-334-5744.

Description:
Jim Nelson’s talk cuts across several organizations, groups of organizations, and many committed people from 1947 to the present day. Jim joined the United Nations Association of Minnesota in 1966, and he has been on the UNA Board Advisory Council since 1970. Jim organized the first five meetings in 1991-92 on the UN Sustainability Goals in connection with the first Earth Summit (1992). (Agenda 21, UNCED, 1992)

In 1993, Jim was elected President of Minnesota World Federalists, predecessor organization of Citizens for Global Solutions Minnesota. Jim has been collecting and organizing over 400 documents and archival materials with a grant through Citizens for Global Solutions MN. The May Day program will highlight his collection work and reflections on the United Nations movement in Minnesota.demands of industry.

Sponsored by Citizens for Global Solutions MinnesotaUnited Nations Association of Minnesota, and A Million Copies


Changing Challenges of the Middle East in the Trump Era

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Date: Monday, May 20, 2019
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 pm
Location: Meisel Room at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, 55403,
Cost: FREE and open to the public

Description:
 William O. Beeman is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. He has conducted research in the Middle East for more than 40 years with special expertise in Iran and the Persian Gulf region. His expertise has been widely sought as advisor to the U.S. State Department, the Department of Defense, the United Nations, and the European Union. He is author or editor of more than 100 scholarly articles, 500 opinion pieces and 14 books, including Language, Status and Power in Iran, and The "Great Satan" vs. the "Mad Mullahs": How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other. In addition, he has written extensively on music and performance traditions both in Western and non-Western traditions. His latest book on this topic is Iranian Performance Traditions. He is currently Visiting Scholar at Stanford University where he is completing two books: Understanding Iran, and Music, Emotion and Evolution.  

Sponsored by Citizens for Global Solutions MinnesotaUnited Nations Association of Minnesota, and Middle East Peace Now

* Street parking nearby is free after 6pm, and there is ample parking in Westminster’s underground garage for $5. The garage ramp is entered off 13th Street, accessed from Nicollet or from Marquette. 

For more information, contact Nancy Dunlavy.


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Minnesota United Nations History Project

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How have Minnesotans contributed to the United Nations in the past 75 years?

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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 cfgsmn@gmail.com.


featured resources

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Translated from French, Mondial means, “of or involving the whole world.”  This newsletter will be published twice a year, once in December/January and again June/July.  Most articles are authored by international contributors and advocates for world federation and increased global cooperation.  The remaining pages (p. 2-3 and 22-26 in this edition) are from Citizens for Global Solutions, the largest US member of WFM. 
 
Thank you!  This would not be possible without your continued support.

>> Access Individual Articles

Hard copies of Mondial are available by request to all members or donors who have given at least $25 a year to CGS.  If you wish to order your free hard copy, please click here.


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

 

October 2018