UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION
Harold E. Stassen Division in Minnesota

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05.13.2019

The Changing Challenges of the Middle East in the Trump Era William Beeman

Stu Ackman

Sponsored by Citizens for Global Solutions, MN and co-sponsored by Middle East Peace Now & United Nations Association of MN

Monday, May 20, 2019: 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Meisel Room
1200 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, 55403

Street parking nearby is free after 6pm, and there is ample parking in Westminster’s underground garage for $5. The garage ramp is entered off 13th Street, accessed from Nicollet or from Marquette.
Free and open to the public!! (no reservations necessary)

William O. Beeman is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. He has conducted research in the Middle East for more than 40 years with special expertise in Iran and the Persian Gulf region. His expertise has been widely sought as advisor to the U.S. State Department, the Department of Defense, the United Nations, and the European Union.

He is author or editor of more than 100 scholarly articles, 500 opinion pieces and 14 books, including Language, Status and Power in Iran, and The “Great Satan” vs. the “Mad Mullahs”: How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other. In addition, he has written extensively on music and performance traditions both in Western and non-Western traditions. His latest book on this topic is Iranian Performance Traditions. He is currently Visiting Scholar at Stanford University where he is completing two books: Understanding Iran, and Music, Emotion and Evolution.

For more information, please contact Nancy Dunlavy at 651-785-4243 (cell).

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05.13.2019

The UN’s Vital Role in Agriculture Development Sev Oman – Speaker

Stu Ackman

PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN INCREDIBLE EVENING!

DOOR PRIZES AND SNACKS!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

HIGHLAND PARK SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

1015 SNELLING AVENUE SOUTH

Severin (Sev) Oman recently returned to his native Minnesota, and is the Executive Director of Minnesota Brownfields, an organization which promotes the clean-up and development of contaminated land, to improve
the environment, promote economic development, and benefit people and communities.

Sev worked with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for five years. He focused on designing and implementing projects to support development
of the agribusiness sector in Armenia, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. Previously Sev worked with the Millennium Villages Project of Columbia University, which focused on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (the precursor to the Sustainable Development Goals) in Mali, Senegal, Ghana, Burundi and Ivory Coast. This work in Africa was directed to supporting communities becoming more productive in agriculture, growing enough food for family nutritional needs, and making linkages with markets for excess production.

His presentation will focus on his experiences with UNIDO and FAO in Armenia and Bangladesh, with examples of the type of work that the UN is doing to support countries to develop their agricultural and agro-industrial
sectors.