Prairie Talks is a speaker series started to connect common sense people in north-central North Dakota with common sense people from around the world. No matter your interests, you’ll find these talks engaging, challenging, and just the thing to stretch your mind. Come on your own or as a family, everyone is welcome. Talks are free of charge, but donations are welcome to help defray expenses.
Prairie Talks welcomes Bjørn Engesland, the secretary general of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, based in Oslo, Norway. He has a Masters degree in law and has formerly been employed at the Norwegian Institute for Human Rights. He is a member of the board of the Institute for Human Rights.
The Norwegian Helsinki Committee was founded in 1977. The committee bases its activities on the Helsinki Declaration that was signed by more than 35 European and North American states at the Conference of Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE, later OSCE) in 1975. The Declaration states that respect for human rights is a fundamental factor in the development of peace and understanding between states. Find more information here.
This program is sponsored in part by the North Dakota Humanities Council.