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May 26, 2011
Orville Freeman Building
St. Paul, MN
Registration fee $50.00*
Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest in the Finding Common Ground series and we look forward to seeing you at a future event.
*Limited space available for this event. Lunch and post forum reception included in registration.

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 About the forum

Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is the most devastating animal disease circulating in the world  today. FMD exists in much of the world and when the disease spreads to new countries, it becomes headline news, like the outbreaks in North and South Korea, South Africa and Vietnam this year alone. The damage caused by FMD goes far beyond the affected cattle, pigs, sheep and other animals. The traditional “stamping out” approach to stopping the disease and the resulting  disruption of trade can cost billions of dollars. Further, while the infection doesn’t spread to humans, public health implications can be extensive as a result of the psycho‐social impacts of destruction of prized animals, loss of livelihoods for many rural families, the disruption of local economies and the stigma of quarantines and adverse media coverage.

Tough issues like FMD response and recovery strategies require a broad perspective, an inquisitive mind, and a commitment to collaboration. The University of Minnesota’s Center for Integrative Leadership and Global Initiative for Food Systems Leadership invite you to participate in the second of a series of “Finding Common Ground” forums designed to foster conversation among participants with diverse perspectives to discover and advance a common good. Participants from academia, media, Industry, intergovernmental, nongovernmental and governmental organizations will examine this issue in a neutral forum that considers multiple perspectives.

As a forum participant you will:

→Increase your awareness, understanding, FMD response and recovery strategies
→Strengthen appreciation and respect for different perspectives about FMD response and recovery strategies
→Improve our collective ability to address the complexities of FMD response and recovery strategies
→Develop an active network to continue dialogue and encourage progress

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May 26, 2011
Orville Freeman Building
625 Robert Street North
* St. Paul, MN 55155
* Registration fee $50.00*
* Limited space available for this event. Lunch and post forum reception included in registration.

Register on-line by May 20!

 

For questions, please contact Angie Stehr at 612-625-5209.