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Board Meetings take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Anderson Center (Hamline University) unless otherwise notified.
ADDRESS: Anderson Room 302 - Anderson Center (located on Corner of Snelling and Englewood), 774 Snelling Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN 55104. [Call 651-523-2800 for directions to Hamline].
VISITOR PARKING: Visitor parking is located in the Anderson Center Ramp at the corner of Snelling and Englewood Avenues with the ramp entrance on Englewood. Take a ticket to enter the ramp and check-in with the front desk.
Third Thursday Global Issues Forum
THIRD THURSDAY GLOBAL ISSUES FORUM Free and open to the public; no reservations necessary
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 7:00 – 8:45 PM Plymouth Congregational Church One Groveland room, lower level) 1900 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis 55403 *Abundant free parking in lot on Franklin Ave. adjacent to Church; enter building from lot on LaSalle Ave side. "THE NORTH KOREA CRISIS AND THE U.N. TREATY TO BAN NUCLEAR WEAPONS" Speaker: Jay Kvale, Minnesota Peace Project This program is sponsored by CGS-MN, and co-sponsored by the Minnesota Peace Project, the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, and United Nations Association, MN.
PRESENTATION SUMMARY: Bellicose threats by Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have generated massive anxiety about a potential war on the Korean peninsula. What are the roots of the current conflict? How did we get into such a dangerous situation? What are the military capabilities of each side? Could military action lead to the use of nuclear weapons? Can Congress block Trump's sole power to authorize a nuclear strike? Is there a diplomatic way forward without resorting to military action? What are the the roles of South Korea, China, Japan, and Russia? Our speaker will also present information on the new UN Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons, a potentially historic document adopted by 122 nations.
Jay Kvale is a former teacher and travel guide for the state of Minnesota who became a peace activist upon retirement 10 years ago. Jay is a member of the Minnesota Peace Project, Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, and WAMM. He specializes in the history, deployment, and disarmament of nuclear weapons
The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, announced today Ms. Munira Khalif as the sixth annual U.S. Youth Observer to the UN!
She was chosen from a competitive pool of nearly 350 applicants that included top-ranked university students and young professionals from across the United States.
Munira is a Minnesota-native; first-generation Somali-American; and a rising junior at Harvard University, majoring in Economics and minoring in Government.
She is a co-founder and leader of “Lighting the Way,” a youth-run nonprofit organization that works to make education more accessible and equitable for girls in East Africa.
As a former Teen Advisor for the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, Munira has advocated for adolescent girls around the globe.
During her free time, Munira enjoys writing, performing spoken word poetry, and creating pottery in a ceramics studio.