The ReBirth of a Nation - Discussion Series

Friday, February 8th ยท 5 - 7pm
Humphrey School of Public Affairs - Cowles Auditorium
1301 Second Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

Registration:   [ x ] Open    [   ] Closed

After more than two decades, the United States recently officially recognized the government of Somalia on January 17th. In a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton and new Somali President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the Secretary called for a new chapter to begin. The people of this country, ravaged by civil war and once considered as the most failed state on the globe, have “fought, and sacrificed to bring greater stability, security, and piece to their nation.”

The African Development Center of Minnesota wishes to acknowledge and praise these efforts and accomplishments, and is joining with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Institute for Horn of Africa Studies and Affairs to host a series of discussions with one of the lead architects in developing this new government – Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali.

In a series of three events between February 7th – 9th, the former Prime Minister of Somalia will discuss the many challenges obstructing a successful transition and rebuilding of this nation. Sure to offer insightful stories and exciting personal accounts, these events are completely free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so do sign up below to ensure your spot.

February 7th:

Welcome Reception 6-9pm
African Development Center Main Office
Brief Remarks and Conversation
Sign up below

February 8th:

Public Forum 5-7pm
Humphrey School of Public Affairs – Cowles Auditorium
Public Remarks and Open Discussion (in English)
Reserve your spot at:

Stream the video live here

February 9th:

Community Forum 6-10pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
Public Remarks and Open Discussion (in Somali)

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