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Forum on Libya takes place at U of M's Humphrey School of Public Affairs Oct. 10

What: "Forum on Libya: The Humanitarian Perspective"
Where: Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis
When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10

Contacts: Margaret Li, Medical Teams International,, (763) 331-0023
Jeff Falk, University News Service,, (612) 626-1720

October 6, 2011

United States Rep. Keith Ellison will be a featured speaker at "Forum on Libya: The Humanitarian Perspective" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

The forum will explore immediate and long-term humanitarian issues as well as ways Americans can help the Libyan people. Additional speakers include Jamal Tarhuni, a Libyan-American businessman and founding board member of the Libyan Council of North America, and Bas Vanderzalm, president of Medical Teams International.

The discussion panel will be moderated by University of Minnesota, Morris faculty member Cyrus Bina. Bina is author of the new book "Oil: A Time Machine -- Journey Beyond Fanciful Economics and Frightful Politics." A political economist, Bina's work on the transformation and globalization of oil first appeared in "The Economics of the Oil Crisis" (1985) and then expanded through numerous articles in scholarly and policy journals. In addition, he is a scholar of labor relations and social movements around the globe.

Both Vanderzalm and Tarhuni will be available for interviews following the forum.

Medical Teams International, which has worked with Libyan-Americans around the U.S., including those from the Minneapolis area, will be hosting the event.

This forum is organized by Medical Teams International and co-sponsored by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Minnesota International Center and the Minnesota International NGO Network.

Those who would like to participate in the forum should RSVP to or call Margaret Li at the Medical Teams International Minneapolis office at (763) 331-0023.

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