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Bridging the Gap of Cultural Differences

Minneapolis, MN (05/19/09) - The Norway Peace Initiative and The Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights - U.S. Foundation present "Dialogue for Peace: Bridging Our Differences" on Tuesday, May 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey Center.

Panelists will include:

J. Brian Atwood, moderator, dean of the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute

Ambassador Rolf Willy Hanson, former Consul General in Minneapolis and Norway's Ambassador to Syria

Dr. Abdi Samatar, professor of geography and global studies, University of Minnesota

Imam Senaid Kobilica, president of the Islamic Council in Norway

Ingrid Vik, senior advisor, Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights

Also participating in the program are Carol Engebretson Byrne, president of the Minnesota International Center, and Janet Dolan, founder of the Norway House Minnesota Peace Initiative and a board member of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights - U.S. Foundation.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Reservations are required at www.norwayhouse.net. This event is co-sponsored by the Humphrey Institute and Minnesota International Center.

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