MINN Cosponsorship: Global Health Priorities in Today's World - Sat., October 13


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.

Increasingly, global health issues affect us all. Join the Minnesota International Center (MIC) and distinguished keynote speaker, Lois Quam, executive director for the U.S. State Department’s Global Health Initiative, for MIC's 5th Annual Great Decisions Conference. Current concerns have evolved from contagious diseases to the dramatic long-term impact of noncommunicable diseases on quality of life and economics worldwide. What can we as citizens do to help elevate the significance of global health in U.S. foreign policy initiatives?

Additional conference speakers include:
Wendy Bennett, foundations consultant;
Gene Bukhman, assistant professor, Medicine/Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, cardiology director for Partners In Health
Fred de Sam Lazaro, correspondent, PBS NewsHour; senior distinguished fellow, Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership;
Michael Finch, adjunct associate professor, Medical Industry Leadership Institute, Carlson School of Management;
John Finnegan, professor and dean, University of Minnesota School of Public Health;
Jacob Gayle, vice president, Medtronic Foundation and Community Affairs;
Tom Hanson, diplomat in residence, Alworth Institute, University of Minnesota, Duluth;
John Rash, editorial writer and columnist, Star Tribune;
Simon Stevens, executive vice president and president Global Health, UnitedHealth Group.

WHEN: Saturday, October 13; 8:30 AM  - 2:00 PM
WHERE: 3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management, U of M,321 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis
Parking across the street
COST: MIC members and cosponsors $45; Nonmembers $65 OR $110 Conference Special for nonmembers (includes basic MIC membership, conference registration fee); Students free (please call Nellie at 612.625.5131 to register).
COSPONSORS: American Foreign Service Association, Upper Midwest Chapter; Center for International Business Education and Research; Foreign Policy Association; Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership; Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN); and the St. Paul- Minneapolis Committee on Foreign Relations