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Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

April 2016


Hangeul Festival: A New Way of Exploring Korea

April 24, 2016 @ 2:30 pm CDT

Online registration is now closed. Walks-ins are welcome. Fun event for all ages! Both a living art and the Korean alphabet, Hangeul is a delicate dance between lines and spaces transformed to build designs that convey the profound range of human expression. Much more than just a written alphabet, Hangeul connects...

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August 2016

Summit: Peacebuilding Approaches to Countering Extremism

August 18, 2016 @ 7:30 am CDT

As societies around the world face the growing challenge of extremism, Minnesota has found itself at the center of this critical issue. What lessons can be drawn from our community’s struggles to preserve both public safety and civil rights, address root causes of extremism without stigmatizing entire communities, and propose...

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September 2016


The GroundTruth Project: International Reporting in a Dangerous World

September 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm CDT

Today more than ever, truthful, in-depth reporting from international conflict zones that only on-the-ground journalists can provide is needed. This is exactly what The GroundTruth Project is doing. At the core of their work is the idea of "ground truth," which simply means being on the ground to tell the...

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October 2016

A Kennan Conversation: Vladimir Putin’s Vision of a Resurgent Russia

October 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm CDT

The increasing centralization and mobilization of Russia’s information resources in the hands of the state is providing the Kremlin the means to galvanize public opinion within the country, ignite passions in countries of the former Soviet Union with large populations of Russian-speakers, and forcefully assert Russia’s policies, views, and values...

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February 2017

Latin America: Prospects for Peace and Progress

February 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm CST

From peace in Colombia to new approaches to U.S.-Cuba relations, the rapidly changing news out of Latin America brings both hope and uncertainty. For more than three decades, the Inter-American Dialogue has worked to foster democratic governance, prosperity, and social equity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Inter-American Dialogue President...

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May 2017

Ukraine at a Crossroads: A Conversation with Ambassador Chaly

May 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm CDT

Online registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome. Caught between East and West, Ukraine has been a flashpoint in the increasingly tense relationship between Russia and the United States. In a conversation with former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and Global Minnesota board member Ross Wilson, Ambassador of Ukraine Valeriy Chaly will discuss...

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December 2017


Canada’s Approach to Immigration, Citizenship, and Refugee Resettlement

December 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm CST

Registration for this event is sold out. Walk-ins are welcome to watch a simulcast of the program in the adjacent Forum.   The Honorable Ahmed D. Hussen is a Member of Parliament and was appointed as Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in January 2017. He...

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September 2018


Sweden, the EU, and the U.S. – Opportunities and Challenges for Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

September 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm CDT

Join us in welcoming Ambassador of Sweden to the U.S. Karin Olofsdotter for a lecture and moderated discussion, followed by a reception. During her visit, Ambassador Olofsdotter will share perspectives on a variety of topics critical to Sweden, the U.S., and the EU including transatlantic security, trade, and opportunities and...

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October 2018


Ukraine, Russia, and the U.S.: Conflict and Peacebuilding

October 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm CDT

Online registration is closed. Delve into the multiple dimensions of conflict and peacebuilding between Ukraine, Russia, and the U.S., with Nonviolence International representative Andre Kamenshikov, at a special free public forum. Andre will discuss the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine, including the annexation of Crimea, and how the U.S. can contribute...

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October 2019


American Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty

October 14, 2019 @ 2:30 pm CDT

Online registration is closed. This event is sold out.  As the top professional diplomat at the U.S. Department of State during the Obama-Trump presidential transition, Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. had the ultimate insider’s view of the new administration’s shift in the United States’ foreign policy agenda. Join us to...

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December 2022

$40 – $400

2022 WorldQuest International Trivia Competition

December 2, 2022 @ 6:00 pm CST

Registration for this event is now closed. Please email info@globalminnesota.org or call 612-625-1662 for questions. Do you have what it takes to be Minnesota's next global trivia champion? Join us as we celebrate the in-person return of Community WorldQuest on December 2! Gather your friends to assemble a team for...

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June 2023


Lessons from the Edge with Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

June 14 @ 6:00 pm CDT

This free event is being held in-person and virtually and is open to everyone. The in-person venue is now AT CAPACITY. Please register for the virtual Zoom webinar of the discussion using the form below. Please reach out to Katie Kelley at kkelley@globalminnesota.org with any questions.  As the U.S. Ambassador...

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