Dialogue for peace - Forum & expo
In Fall 2011, the Minnesota Peace Initiative put together a forum and expo on the topic of the promotion of peace efforts worldwide.
The forum brought together a group of six experts to discuss different efforts made to promote peace on a global scale.
The panel included:
Meredith McQuaid, the Dean of Global Programs and GPS Alliance at the University of Minnesota
Khadra Abdi, a Master of Public Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Chingwell Mutombu, the founder of the First Step Initiative
Kathleen Graham, an International Human Rights & Development Consultant
Karlyn Eckman, a Senior Research Associate at the University of Minnesota
Susan Cornell Wilkes, Adventures in Giving
In addition to a forum, the Minnesota Peace Initiative also put together an expo to help interested individuals discover and connect with Minnesota non-profit organizations that help contribute to peace efforts and the empowerment of women and children affected by conflict throughout the world.
Expo Participants included:
Compatible Technology International
Friends of Ngong Road
Peace House Africa
Twin Cities Heifer International