FEATURED EVENT

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THURSDAY, november 16, 7:00 – 8:45 PM

Plymouth Congregational Church
(Jackman 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.

Please note that the Franklin Avenue bridge over 35W is closed until mid-2018. Details available here: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/ 

"The north korea crisis and the u.n. treaty to ban nuclear weapons"

Jay Kvale, Minnesota Peace Project

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.

This program is sponsored by CGS-MN, and co-sponsored by Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, United Nations Association, MN, and The Advocates for Human Rights.

 

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THURSDAY, January 18, 7:00 – 8:45 PM

Plymouth Congregational Church
(Jackman 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.

Please note that the Franklin Avenue bridge over 35W is closed until mid-2018. Details available here: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/ 

"next steps on deep climate action: how can minnesota lead?"

J. Drake Hamilton, Science Policy Director, Fresh Energy

J. Drake Hamilton is the science policy director at Fresh Energy, Minnesota’s 25-year-old nonprofit focused on climate and energy policy. A geographer and climatologist by training, J. is an expert in climate policy, and will be participating in the November 2017 UN Conference of Parties meetings on climate action in Bonn. She’ll report back on what was achieved at COP23, next steps for nations and the world, and how you can act effectively. Minnesota has achieved high levels of carbon reduction at no additional cost, and--as a heartland state that is dependent on fossil fuels--has great potential to demonstrate effective climate policies at the scale of the climate problem. Fresh Energy’s work can be found online at fresh-energy.org.

This program is sponsored by CGS-MN, and co-sponsored by Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, United Nations Association, MN, and The Advocates for Human Rights.

 

NEW SERIES!

PEACEMAKERS OF MINNESOTA

The following Minnesotans with a history of working for peace and justice were interviewed in May and June 2014. 

The project was conceived and interviews were conducted by Ehtasham Anwar (Pakistan), Humphrey Fellow, University of Minnesota Law School, Human Rights Center.  

Videos were recorded by Suhail Ahmed (Pakistan), Humphrey Fellow, University of Minnesota Law School, Human Rights Center.

The project was supervised by Dick Bernard, president (2005-07) of the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers
(www.mapm.org) and then-vice-president of Citizens for Global Solutions, Minnesota (www.globalsolutionsmn.org).

 


FROM THE BLOG

 
 

SEPT 2017

 

Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World
by Dr. Joseph E. Schwartzberg

Distinguished International Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota and long-time CGS-MN Board Member

Order your copy HERE