Online reservations for this event are now closed. Call (216) 621-0082 for ticket availability. 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 of operations, programs, and strategic direction of the 103-year-old institution. As philanthropic organizations around the country seek to lead and convene
important initiatives to strengthen the communities they serve and rethink how they provide that service, Napoli and his team are reimagining the role the United Way can play in Greater Cleveland. Join us for a conversation about the changing role of philanthropy in the city where
federated giving was born. Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers.
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 wage, to stymy the influence of Wall Street on politics, and to radically reduce income
inequality, he inspired a generation, garnering more than 2 million votes from people under the age of 30 - more than Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump combined. Despite losing the nomination to Clinton, Senator Sanders' influence could be seen in her platform, by and large the most progressive platform the Democratic Party had ever experienced from a presidential candidate. The platform called for a $15 minimum wage, free college tuition for families making under $125,000, a ban on private prisons, and expanded Social Security. What can politicians and policy makers learn from Senator Sanders' campaign? How can
the Democrats mob...
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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 Muslim majority country. A decade later, Turkey has gone from being a “model” to a cautionary tale of democratic backsliding and political polarization, increasingly embroiled in ethno-sectarian violence, political instability and economic corruption. On July 15, 2016, a military coup attempted to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but failed. The aftermath of the attempted coup has witnessed increased repression in the form of unprecedented and wide scale purges of the public and private sectors and rising authoritarianism as President Erdogan moves to consolidate power. Critics of President Erdogan – including academics, opposition supporters, and journalists– have been jailed or purged by the...
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, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”The Supreme Court has ruled on instances of free speech ranging from political donations, to the right to incite violence, to speech rights within schools. In this past election cycle, pundits and candidates on both sides of the aisle have weighed in on the implications of fake news of free speech.According to Pew Research, 62% of adults get their news from social media. In the final three months leading up to the election, 20 top-performing false election stories generated 8,711,000 shares, reactions, and comment on Facebook. Some of the most shared fake stories claimed that Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump, or that Hillary Clinton and her staffers ran a child prostitut...
From the election
of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States to Britain’s Brexit vote
to leave the European Union to the ascendance of the nationalist Front National in France and other political
movements across the globe, people that feel economically left behind and/or
culturally under threat are increasingly turning to “populist” leaders as a
voice for their frustrations. While the politics of these movements and leaders
differ, the underlying message about people fighting the status quo and
opposing a corrupt elite – the underlying populism – seems strikingly similar. Why are we seeing
a trend toward populism globally, and what does this mean for the fate of
liberal democracies? What does it say about the current international economic
system and its prospects? Finally, what does this mean for the role of the U.S.
in the world? Join us, the
Cleveland Council on World Affairs, International Partners in Mission, and the
Northeast Ohio Consortium...