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Twelve participants came together on March 1, 2013, to discuss how to effectively balance work and life in the context of doing international work. The lunchtime seminar was led by Ms. Bistra Zheleva, Vice President of International Programs, Children’s Heartlink, and held at the Hennepin County Library in St. Louis Park.  Bistra initiated a lively hour-long discussion by asking why we do international work. Responses generally included an opportunity to apply skills and knowledge to global challenges in hopes of making a difference; and a desire to gain global perspective that comes from knowing people from other countries and learning about their culture, politics, language, history, and food.


Greetings,

I am this year’s (volunteer) President of what we hope will be a stellar year of growth, opportunity and endless professional networking for MINN members. Just a little about myself…I am a recent MPA grad from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs with a focus in global health, human resources, food, sustainability and agriculture. 


Attention MINN Members - receive the discounted cosponsor registration fee for the Minnesota International Center's 5th Annual Great Decisions Conference: Global Health Priorities in Today's World. The conference will be held on Saturday, October 13, and the $45 registration includes a continental breakfast buffet and individual boxed lunch. More details below.


Nearly thirty participants from a dozen international NGOS from around Minnesota participated in the first ever InsideNGO Roundtable discussion. Every year InsideNGO, which offices in Connecticut and Washington, DC, provides training opportunities to over 4,000 international NGO practitioners around the world.


MINN is pleased to enter into a partnership with the Norway House and its now annual Dialogue for Peace, for the second year in a row.  You are invited to participate in "The Arab Spring 2.0", which includes a presentation by featured speaker, Rol Willy Hansen who is the Norwegian Ambassador to Syria, who will speak to his experience in Syria.  Join the conversation in the panel discussion spotlighting the Arab Spring and its significant in global relations. 


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