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Fragile Nations and the Minnesota Connection


Event Date:

March 20, 2013 | 7:00 AM EDT
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Burundi, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau and the Central Africa Republic were the targets of a UN...


More than 50 nations are in a state of fragility or conflict today. From Haiti to Somalia, these countries suffer from weak infrastructure, internal conflict and economic despair, often severely impacting the security and well-being of their local populations—with global consequences. Throughout the world, efforts are being made to stabilize these nations. Does peace finally have a chance?

Join the Pulitzer Center and Saint Mary's University of Minnesota for an in-depth look at these fragile nations, the peacebuilding efforts to stabilize them and a panel discussion on the local impact for Minnesota communities. Jina Moore, a Pulitzer Center grantee journalist who specializes in post-conflict and human rights reporting, is the special guest at the two evening panels moderated by Fred de Sam Lazaro, director of the Under-Told Stories Project at Saint Mary's University and a Pulitzer Center grantee as well.

Tuesday, March 19 - Twin Cities Event
7:00-8:30 pm
Saint Mary's University Center
2540 Park Avenue, Minneapolis

Wednesday, March 20 - Winona Event
7:00-8:30 pm
Performing Arts Center - Figliulo Recital Hall
700 Terrace Heights, Winona

Both events are free and open to the public.

This event is made possible by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the Under-Told Stories Project as seen on the PBS NewsHour, and sponsored by the Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a Campus Consortium partner.

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