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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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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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Kashmir is only one reason for of terrorism in India.

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.

February 14, 2007

The Bush Administration vs. the American Public

The Bush Administration vs. the American Public on issues of Multilateralism and Cooperation

Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale and Professor Benjamin Page, Northwestern University

Thursday, February 22, 2007
10:00am – 11:30am
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center
301 19^th Ave S., Minneapolis
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

President Bush, his senior advisers, and some foreign policy specialists have advocated a unilateral approach to foreign policy. Americans, however, have long supported a multilateral approach to foreign policy that relies on collaboration with the United Nations and other countries.

Ben Page, Gordon S. Fulcher Professor of Decision Making in the Political Science Department at Northwestern University, will discuss the growing gap between the Bush Administration and the American public on issues of foreign policy. He will be joined by former Vice President Walter F. Mondale. Dean Brian Atwood will moderate.

The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance works to develop practical solutions to pressing political and policy challenges. CSPG provides non-partisan research and forums to foster more effective and efficient governance, increase the transparency of government processes, and rebuild public trust in order to counteract negative influences that threaten our democracy.

The event is free and open to the public.

To request disability accommodations, please call 612-625-2530 or email cspg (at) umn.edu.

October 25, 2006

"The European Legal System Responds to Terrorism: Balancing Human Rights and Security"

Please join Gary and the Center for Austrian Studies for a very special lecture today. At issue is how to strike a balance between the protection of human rights and the increased need for security. The speaker was involved in the ICC Tribunal on war crimes in Bosnia.


Fionnuala Ni Aolain "The European Legal System Responds to Terrorism: Balancing Human Rights and Security"
Sponsored By: Austrian Studies, Ctr for

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Room Cowles Auditorium
Hubert H. Humphrey Center
Minneapolis Campus

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