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November 29, 2006

Africa - Challenges and Opportunities

Please, join us for a panel discussion about the current situation, challenges and successes of the people of Africa. Our panelists are Humphrey fellows and students with extensive knowledge and insights about the Black Continent. It will be a great experience, so do not miss it. See you there!

WHAT: Panel Discussion - Challenges and Opportunities in Africa
WHEN: Nov 29, 12.30 – 1.45pm
WHERE: 170 Stassen Room
WHO: Anna Ishaku (Nigeria), Momulu Sirleaf (Liberia), Tetee Newray, Zainab Hassan.

Pizza Provided!

Organized by PASA Diversity Committee, Global Policy Forum, and the MPA Program.

Diplomats Return “Home? to Minnesota to Tout the Power of International Exchange

Diplomats Return “Home? to Minnesota to Tout the Power of International Exchange

FREE for Humphrey students. Register here
WHEN: Wed, November 29, 6-7:30 p.m. (registration begins at 5:30 p.m.)
WHERE: HHH Atrium
WHO: Tachi Cazal, president and CEO of AFS International, and Gerhard Pfanzelter, Austrian ambassador to United Nations
Hosted by Carol Byrne, president of MIC (AFS Turkey) and J. Brian Atwood, dean of the Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota (AFS Luxembourg)

Details:
The Minnesota International Center and the Humphrey Institute will co-host a discussion on the power of international exchange with Tachi Cazal, president and CEO of AFS International, and Gerhard Pfanzelter, Austrian ambassador to United Nations, both of whom began their unofficial diplomatic careers as AFS high school exchange students in small towns in Minnesota … Mr. Cazal in Luverne, and Ambassador Pfanzelter in Elk River.

The public forum will focus on “The Power of International Exchange? -- how exchange programs prepare young people to act as responsible global citizens and to work for peace and global understanding. Two local AFS returnees will host the program, Carol Byrne, president of MIC (AFS Turkey) and J. Brian Atwood, dean of the Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota (AFS Luxembourg).

Founded in 1946 as the American Field Service, the organization now known as AFS Intercultural Programs creates international scholarships for high school students to study abroad. AFS currently operates high school exchanges between 50 countries, and operates community service programs for adults in more than 20 countries.


COST: Free for Humphrey Institute staff and students; $10 for the general public. Advance registration is requested. Call 612.625.4421 or register online at www.micglobe.org

November 4, 2006

The Middle East and US Foreign Policy Series: Alternative Voices

Hey everyone,

Here is a series of events for those interested in the Middle East::

The Institute for Global Studies at the University of Minnesota presents:

The Middle East and US Foreign Policy: Alternative Voices

WHEN: Mon, Nov 6: 12-1:15pm
WHERE: Blegen 235
WHAT: "Making Sense of the Middle East: An Insider's Critical Analysis"
WHO: Rami G. Khouri, Editor-at-large, The Daily Star Lebanon
(Reception to follow in 246 Social Science)


WHEN: Wed, Nov 29: 12-1:15pm
WHERE: Blegen 235
WHAT: "Rethinking the Middle East Conflict: The One-State Solution?"
WHO: Virginia Tilley, Chief Research Specialist,
Human Sciences Research Council (South Africa)
(Reception to follow in 246 Social Science)


WHEN: Fri, Dec 8: 12-1:30pm
WHERE: President's Room, Coffman Memorial Union
WHAT: "Reflections: Concluding Panel discussion with University of Minnesota Faculty"
WHO: Hisham M. Bizri, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative
Literature
- Carol Hakim, Department of History
- Martin Sampson, Department of Political Science

Lecture series is free and open to the public! Attend one lecture, attend
all!

FFI: Prof Vinay Gidwani, vgidwani (at) geog.umn.edu, 612-625-1397.
(from Natalie Hoover)

Win Lunch with the Danish Ambassador

Hey everyone,

We have the great opportunity to meet and have lunch with the Danish ambassador!

Want to win? Go to GPO (room 225) and fill out a raffle ticket at the front desk by noon on Tuesday, Nov 7.

The Ambassador of Denmark, Friis Arne Petersen, will be speaking on Friday, November 10, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
His talk is titled: Denmark's Role in the World Community.

As a special opportunity for global policy students, the Institute has extended an offer for four students to join the ambassador at an exclusive private luncheon in the Carlson private dining room after his talk.

If you have any questions about the event or the raffle, please contact me.

Held og lykke! ("Good luck" in Danish!)