MINN Sponsored and Other Local Events

There are many great events in the Twin Cities for practitioners interested in international nongovernmental work! We try to keep up on these events and post them here. On this page, you will also find MINN-hosted events. If there is an event that you would like to see posted here, please fill out this form.

With co-sponsorship, MINN can help promote or put on an event! Get answers about the different kinds of co-sponsorship, what they involve, and their benefits here.

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 1:00pm

Cannon Falls, MN

MINN is partnering with the University of Minnesota on an exciting professional development opportunity for practitioners and those interested in getting into international development and humanitarian assistance work. From September 11 - 13, 2015, MINN will support the University of MN in putting on a Humanitarian Simulation.

University of Minnesota 2015 Humanitarian Crisis Simulation

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 11:45am to 2:00pm

On behalf of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, MINN would like to invite you to be our guest for an upcoming luncheon in Bloomington on Tuesday, May 5th at 12:00 p.m. at the Radisson Blu Hotel. The luncheon discussion will feature Congressman Erik Paulsen, President & CEO of Land O’Lakes Chris Policinski, and Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Lee Zak in a conversation on the positive impact of U.S. International Affairs Programs to Minnesotans. Dean Brian Atwood of The Humphrey School of Public Affairs will moderate the panel discussion.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

The first international NGO to open its doors to MINN’s Talk and Tours is the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT). CVT is a St. Paul-based international organization providing direct care to survivors of torture and war trauma in the United States, Africa and the Middle East, and working toward a future where torture ceases to exist.

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join us for a panel discussion about international volunteer and study opportunities. Learn what type program best fits your interests and get ready to go abroad. With the rise of voluntourism and volunteer service learning what are some of the different perspectives we should consider? For example, what do those within the communities who are accepting volunteers think about the work they are doing? Discussion will be led by Molly Stern from Global Citizens Network, Brianna Jensen from Common Hope and Therese Dosch Anderson from Give Us Wings. Event is free for MINN members.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Caux Round Table is hosting a special program and reception to honor Brian Atwood, who is leaving Minnesota, to thank him for his leadership, dedication and service to our state and country. MINN is co-sponsoring the event and we would like to invite you to join us.

The event will be held at the Minneapolis Club and space is limited. Cost to attend is $10 per person. Light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. To register online, please visit: