Monday forum looks at humanitarian issues in Libya

A forum on humanitarian issues in Libya will be held Monday morning at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Congressman Keith Ellison will speak.

The 10 a.m. forum will explore immediate and long-term humanitarian issues and ways Americans can help the Libyan people. In addition to Ellison, speakers scheduled are 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.

Cyrus Bina, a University of Minnesota, Morris, faculty member, will moderate. He’s an expert on international labor relations and social movements and has written a book: “Oil: A Time Machine — Journey Beyond Fanciful Economics and Frightful Politics.”

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

Those planning to attend should RSVP to Libyarsvp@medicalteams.org or call Margaret Li at the Medical Teams International Minneapolis office, 763-331-0023.

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