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MIC's Annual Benefit celebrating the Kingdom of Morocco
Saturday, June 17, 2022

Each year MIC's annual benefit features a different country or region. In 2022, the focus country will be the Kingdom of Morocco, providing guests with an opportunity to sample the culture and cuisine of this fascinating country in an exhilarating environment … Circus Juventas.

You are invited to join His Excellency Aziz Mekouar, Moroccan ambassador to the United States, for an evening celebrating the Kingdom of Morocco, a country that offers a unique blend of African, Arabic and European influences. The evening will include elements of Moroccan culture, cuisine and music as well as a Moroccan-themed performance by Circus Juventas. MIC’s famous Tour the World silent auction will again feature a dazzling array of unique travel opportunities, experiences and items.

Historically, Morocco and the United States have a relationship dating back to 1777 when Morocco was the first nation to recognize the fledgling United States; and the oldest non-broken friendship treaty, the Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship, which has been in effect since 1783. Currently, Morocco is one of Minnesota’s fastest growing trade partners; and Morocco and the University of Minnesota have a 30-year history of collaboration via the USAID-sponsored Minnesota-Morocco project, which has brought more than 400 Moroccan students to the University of Minnesota since its inception.

Look for your invitation in the mail in April and check MIC’s website for updates on the silent auction as they become available.

  • Time: 6:00 P
  • Place: Circus Juventas, 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul

Marshall Memorial Fellowships
June 23, 2022

The German Marshall Fund (GMF), based in Washington, D.C., has begun the application process for the 2007 American Marshall Memorial Fellowship program. The Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) provides a unique opportunity for emerging leaders from the United States and Europe to explore socieites, institutions and people on the other side of the Atlantic. GMF and its local partner, the Citizens League, are currently accepting nominations for the 2007 Fellowships. Nominations are due to the Citizens League by June 23, 2022. The nomination form can be found at the GMF website and should be sent to:

Citizens League
Att: Marshall Fellowship
555 North Wabasha, #240
Saint Paul, MN 55102

    June Dinner Hosting Opportunities - For Members Only
    June 2022

    Sunday, June 25 – Tuesday, June 27: Religious leaders from Bangladesh and India
    Thursday, June 29 – Saturday, July 1: Visiting judges from Kyrgyzstan here to discuss judicial reform

    To volunteer to host or for more information about the hosting program, contact or call Carol Steinberg at 612.625.2102.

    • Time: Dinner
    • Place: Your home

    Great Decisions Meetings
    Summer 2022

    The Minnesota International Center coordinates the Great Decisions program in Minnesota, working with the organizations and contact people listed below. Each group sets their own schedule, registration procedures and fees. For more information, please contact the person(s) indicated.



    Minneapolis Community Education
    Medica Skyway Senior Center, 950 Nicollet Mall, #290, Minneapolis
    Contact: 612.668.3450
    Tuesday, June 13: Brazil; speaker Rob Scarlett
    Tuesday, June 20: U.N. Reform; speaker Tom O'Toole
    Tuesday, June 27: U.S. and Iran; speaker Nadir Budhwani
    Tuesday, July 11: Human Rights in the Age of Terrorism; speaker Jim Dorsey

    Seward Group (meets in a home)
    Sunday, June 4; 7:00 - 9:00 P; U.S. and Iran
    Contact: Kathy Ward; 612.729.3438; e-mail


    Chanhassen Library, 7711 Kerber Boulevard, Chanhassen
    Time: 3:00 P
    Dates and Topic:
    Saturday, June 3; U.S. and Iran
    Contact: 952.227.1500 or visit the Carver Library website

    Dakota County Public Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan
    Time: 6:30 P, one Wednesday a month
    Topics: Human Rights (June)
    Contact: Cindy Koehler; 952.882.1268 or e-mail



    Cooperative Older Adult Ministry (COAM)
    Bethel Lutheran Church
    Contact: Joanne Smallen; 612.721.5786 or e-mail

    Minneapolis Community and Technical College
    Contact: Cherie Rollings; 612.659.6500; e-mail or visit MCTC's website

    Twin Cities (Minneapolis-based group which meets in homes)
    Contact: Dorith Cogen; 612.623.3793 or e-mail

    University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (students & staff)
    Meets in Room 110, Heller Hall, on occasional basis
    Contact: Yongling Zhang; 612.598.3537 or e-mail


    Edina Public Library, 5280 Grandview Square, Edina
    Contact: Marcia Wattson; 952.847.5428, e-mail , or visit the Hennepin County Library website

    Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove
    Contact: Kris Orluck; 763.494.6514; e-mail ; or visit the Maple Grove Community website and click on “recreation” then see the “park and recreation brochure”, Senior p. 44)

    Roseville Senior Program; Roseville Area Senior Program site, 1910 Cty. Rd B West
    Contact: Janell Wampler, 651.604.3520;

    St. Croix Valley; Stillwater (group meets in a private home)
    Contact: Mark Ester; 715-268-6495;

    West St. Paul; Thompson Park Activity Center, West St. Paul
    Contact: Barb Eschle; 651.450.8291; or e-mail


    Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning; Fireside Patio & Grill, Bagley
    Contact: Alan Goldberg; 218-444-8339; or e-mail

    Blue Earth
    Contact: BEA Community Education; 507.526.3172

    Elk River
    Contact: Dist. 728 Community Education; 763.241.3520

    Grand Marais
    Contact: Randy Czeswik; 218.475.0091;

    Rochester Community & Technical College
    Contact: L.I.F.E. (Learning is Forever); 507.285.7218; or e-mail

    St. Cloud
    Whitney Senior Center
    Contact: Reena Shetty; 320.255.7245; or e-mail

    Winona Learning Club, Winona State University
    Contact: Bill and Barbara Colclough; 507.454.3050; or e-mail

    • Time: Varies
    • Place: Varies

    MIC regrets that you will be charged for cancellations made less than two full business days in advance of programs, or cancellations made after the registration deadline, if one is given.

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