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November 27, 2017  7:00 PM

 

McNamara Center, University of Minnesota

Minnesota Peace Initiative Presents: Our water is sick. And getting sicker.

We’re surrounded by water and can’t live without it. But our water is sick, and getting sicker every day.

Joining us will be three experts knowledgable in the science of water and its quality,to discuss the impending water crisis with us, including Geir Wing Gabrielsen, Ecotoxicology Research Program Leader at the Norwegian Polar Institute, Dr. John Downing, Director of the Sea Grant College Program and professor in the Departmment of Biology at the University of Minnesota, and Nancy Wallace, Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program.

Register today for FREE and join Norway House - Minnesota Peace Initiative for a moderated discussion of this important issue.

 
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The Norway House | Minnesota Peace Initiative serves to raise awareness, educate, and foster engagement related to peace issues and peacemaking efforts worldwide.

Peace Initiative event feature prominent speakers, panels, and interactive experiences to achieve enlightening dialogue and inspire civic engagement. Speakers have included former Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, President, Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights and Brian J. Atwood, Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

In addition to the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights -- U.S. Foundation, the Peace Initiative collaborates with Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN), Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Sons of Norway, and Minnesota International Center.

The Peace Initiative was founded in 2008 by Norway House Going Viking award winner, Janet Dolan and her husband, William Moore, who share a passion for this work.

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Minnesota Peace Initiative Events 2017

 

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Russia: Friend, Foe, or...

Two Russia experts explore answers to the question, "Is Russia a friend, foe, or something else?" They say the challenges in the U.S.-Russia relationship are acute, the potential for miscommunication is rising, and the stakes are high.

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Fall 2017 Program: Our water is sick. And getting sicker.

We’re surrounded by water and can’t live without it. But our water is sick, and getting sicker every day.

Joining us will be three experts knowledgable in the science of water and its quality,to discuss the impending water crisis with us, including Geir Wing Gabrielsen, Ecotoxicology Research Program Leader at the Norwegian Polar Institute, Dr. John Downing, Director of the Sea Grant College Program and professor in the Departmment of Biology at the University of Minnesota, and Nancy Wallace, Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program.