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April 26, 2007

The Ideas of November Fifth Coalition: Discussion with International Students

Discussion with Professor Harry Boyte and other international students on the ideas of November Fifth Coalition. We are likely to discuss the images of "superhero" candidates in our countries and reflect on how people make decisions when they participate (or do not participate) in elections in our countries.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 1, 12:45pm-1:45pm
WHERE: Room 173, Humphrey Center
WHO: You and other international students (please, forward)

Please, look at this web site for more information.

It will be great if you can also forward this info to other international students who might be willing to join us for this conversation. I know that time is scarce at this time of the year, but we believe that your input would make a difference. Thank you, and see you then!

Organized by the Global Policy Forum and the Center for Democracy and Citizenship, University of Minnesota.

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"In today's elections, most candidates present themselves as superheroes who will solve our problems if we elect them and denounce their opponents as potential disasters. Voters often pretend to believe this, treating elections as a consumer choice about who can deliver the goods. For the future of our country, this distortion has to change."
November Fifth Coalition

April 22, 2007

Human Trafficking

INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUES SERIES: Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is considered to be one of the severest violations of Human Rights. It is also one of the most profitable criminal activities and a main source of funding for international terrorism. The contemporary growth of human trafficking is one of the consequences of globalization, therefore the issue of combating human trafficking demands efforts from all the international community.

International Fellows:
lknur Altuntas (Turkey) and Fedor Sinitsyn (Russia)
Where: HHH room 215
When: Thursday 26, 12.45-2pm.
FREE PIZZA!!

Sponsored by PASA Diversity Committee and Global Policy Forum. Support by the Culture Corps Program, ISSS.

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(from Wikipedia)

The Face of Human Trafficking.

Terrorism and Human Rights in India

INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUES SERIES: Terrorism and Human Rights in India

According to the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center, India suffered more fatalities due to terrorism in 2005 than any other nation but Iraq. The U.S. State Department also reports that India endures hundreds of terrorist attacks every year.

International Fellow: Pankaj Saxena
Where: HHH room 215
When: Monday 23, 12.45-2pm.
FREE PIZZA!!

Sponsored by PASA Diversity Committee and Global Policy Forum. Support by the Culture Corps Program, ISSS.

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(from Wikipedia)

Kashmir is only one reason for of terrorism in India.

Economic recovery in Southern Sudan

INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUES SERIES: Economic recovery in Southern Sudan

Twenty years of civil war has resulted in enormous consequences for the
people of southern Sudan. Two million people have died and another 4
million have been displaced. Economic infrastructure has been destroyed or
damaged and commercial activity severely disrupted. During the transition
from war to peace, it is important that people are able to rebuild
livelihoods and return to communities where there is the economic
infrastructure to facilitate recovery.

Speaker: Greg Olson
Where: HHH room 186
When: Thursday, April 19, 1-2pm.
FREE PIZZA!!

Sponsored by PASA Diversity Committee and Global Policy Forum. Support by the Culture Corps Program, ISSS.

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Greg Olson gave us a quick but quite deep glimpse of Southern Sudan and the activities of numerous international organizations there.


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Rumbek, "a future London" is one of the most difficult places to live in.
Lack of canalization and good roads make humanitarian missions a challenge.
Paradoxically, you can buy pizzas for no less than 10$ there.


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And our great public :)

Human Rights and Governance Issues in Africa

HUMAN RIGHTS AND GOVERNANCE ISSUES IN AFRICA

INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUES SERIES: Human Rights and Governance Issues in Africa

This is a unique opportunity to meet, listen and discuss with Humphrey Fellows, who are international experienced
professionals who are visiting the institute for one year.
First presentation is this Monday!!

Who: International fellows Abou Moumoumini Moussa (Benin) and Arnold Tsunga
(Zimbabwe)
Where: HHH room 215
When: Monday 16, 2.15-3.15pm FREE PIZZA!!


Sponsored by Global Policy Forum and PASA Diversity Committee. Support by the Culture Corps Program, ISSS.

Some pictures from the event:

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Arnold Tsunga explains the human rights situation in Zimbabwe.


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Abou Moumoumini Moussa and Arnold Tsunga believe that violations of human rights in Africa are a problem to all countries because their activities in Africa affect the situation there directly and indirectly.