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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...

Who Decides Prizes? The Economy of Prestige in Books and Movies
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Arts & Culture

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Who Decides Prizes? The Economy of Prestige in Books and Movies

Join us and some of Cleveland's best literary minds for a discussion on notable 2016 books, book award selection, and the economics of prestige in literature. The night will close with our traditional Q&A. No pre-reading or homework required.

Getting to Exit
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, February 24, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Getting to Exit

Even after a couple of decades, Northeast Ohio's startup community might still be considered to be in its early stages. This is especially true when compared to other areas of the nation where the startup economy is so integrated it...

The Value Gap in the Age of Trump
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Politics & Public Policy

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

The Value Gap in the Age of Trump

Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. Ph.D., William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies, and Chair of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, coined the term “value gap,” the “belief that white people matter more than...

Dinner + Dialogue: City on the Brink - The Future of East Cleveland
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Politics & Public Policy

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

Dinner + Dialogue: City on the Brink - The Future of East Cleveland

Once the summer home of John D. Rockefeller, East Cleveland was a thriving three-mile metropolis just outside Cleveland's borders at the turn of the 19th century. It didn't last. Since the 1960s, East Cleveland has been plagued by industrial decline,...

Uniting: The Power of Philanthropy
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, February 17, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Uniting: The Power of Philanthropy

August A. "Augie" Napoli has been President and CEO of United Way of Greater Cleveland since June 2016. With 40 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, encompassing healthcare, faith-based community philanthropy and arts organizations, Napoli immediately began a comprehensive evaluation...

Lessons from the Bernie Revolution
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Politics & Public Policy

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

Lessons from the Bernie Revolution

A 75-year old Senator from Vermont was hardly the candidate pundits expected to mobilize the 2016 electorate, but Senator Bernie Sanders was just that candidate. Running on a campaign that rallied to make college tuition debt-free, to create a living...

Understanding Turkey’s Authoritarian Turn
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, February 10, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Understanding Turkey’s Authoritarian Turn

For a DVD of this forum, email dmoulthrop@cityclub.org or call 216-621-0082. &nbsp Just 10 years ago, Turkey was negotiating membership into the European Union and being cited as an example for other Middle Eastern countries to embrace as a market-friendly and democratizing...

Youth Forum: Fake News and Free Speech in the 21st Century
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Thursday, February 09, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Youth Forum: Fake News and Free Speech in the 21st Century

Our First Amendment guarantees that: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,...

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