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Featured Staff Pick Is the American Republic in Danger?
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The City Club of Cleveland
  850 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114

According to Freedom House, from 1973 to 2005, the number of democracies worldwide increased dramatically, however, over the past decade, the organization recorded a decline in global freedom.

The U.S. was not immune to this trend. For more the 200 years, Americans have held fast to the country's seemingly impenetrable democratic systems and institutions, in checks and...

Why Values Matter: A New Paradigm for Business, Politics, Communities, and Life
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Business & Economy

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Why Values Matter: A New Paradigm for Business, Politics, Communities, and Life

It seems that companies are required to provide more and more social good – whether it’s donating to charity, becoming a benefit corporation, or endorsing a humanitarian stance. However, there is significant pushback from implementing such initiatives, as they can...

2018: The Year Ahead in Politics
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, January 12, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

2018: The Year Ahead in Politics

In the wake of President Trump's first year in office, 2018 is already bringing Ohio a dynamic election cycle. Betty Sutton's announcement that she will join the gubernatorial campaign of former Ohio Attorney General Rich Cordray is a reminder of...

Youth Forum: Missing Faces: Creating a Reflective Democracy
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Politics & Public Policy

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Youth Forum: Missing Faces: Creating a Reflective Democracy

The United States is on its way to becoming a minority-majority nation. Currently, millennials make up 83.1 million Americans, exceeding the 75.4 million baby boomers, and representing more than one quarter of the nation’s population. The size is complemented with...

The Future of Public Higher Education in Ohio
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Education

Friday, December 15, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

The Future of Public Higher Education in Ohio

Public higher education institutions across the country are experiencing decreased budgets. Compared to levels prior to the recession, state support for public two and four year colleges has dropped by nearly $10 billion. In Ohio, state funding for higher education...

Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America
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Social Justice

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America

In the wake of Michael Brown’s death, the Justice Department investigated the police department of Ferguson, Missouri, and found routine constitutional violations as well as a regular mistreatment of individuals because they are black, poor, or both. In the United...

Happy Dog Takes on Africa: Terrorism, Conflict, and Crises of Leadership
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World Affairs

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on Africa: Terrorism, Conflict, and Crises of Leadership

Much of the world is marred by conflict and crises of leadership and Africa is no exception. After a contentious and violent election process that left dozens dead - and included the Supreme Court invalidating the initial election results -...

CCMV Views & Brews: Religion, Violence and Nationalism: Myanmar, Ethnic Cleansing and Human Rights
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World Affairs

Monday, December 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

CCMV Views & Brews: Religion, Violence and Nationalism: Myanmar, Ethnic Cleansing and Human Rights

The United Nations and U.S. Secretary of State have both called the violence inflicted on the Muslim ethnic minority, the Rohingya, “ethnic cleansing” and some human rights groups have labeled it genocide. Michael Jerryson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religious Studies at...

The Color of Law: Housing, Segregation, and Education in the U.S.
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, December 08, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

The Color of Law: Housing, Segregation, and Education in the U.S.

Since Brown v. Board of Education ruled to desegregate schools, the percentage of African-American students in white majority schools increased to peak at 43.5 percent in 1988. Today, the trend is reversing - a recent report from UCLA’s Civil Rights...

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