The number of college students choosing to study abroad is increasing, according to The Institute for Higher Education. Proponents of study abroad programs cite their benefit to individual personal growth through exposure to different cultures, governments and languages, and the acquisition of skills needed in changing global economy.
Critics argue the cost of these programs, which are often too high to appeal to first-generation college students and minorities. There are also safety concerns as the threats posed by intolerance and terrorism rise in many countries around the world, causing many colleges and universities to grapple with potentially suspending certain study abroad programs.
Do study abroad experiences live up to the hype? Join us, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, International Partners in Mission, and the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies (NOCMES) for a conversation with Northeast Ohio college students about the benefits and chall...
In many ways, Cleveland has simultaneously shaped - and been shaped by - the automobile industry. In the 1920s, 70 percent of the steel made in Cleveland was destined for automotive manufacturing; the first traffic light was installed at East 105th and Euclid; and, today, the automotive industry is one of a few sectors where growth in Northeast Ohio is expected to outpace U.S. growth. Moody's Economy.com forecasts 19 percent growth here versus a scant 3 percent growth nationally by 2024.
Despite Cleveland's success, Japan and China have out-produced the American auto industry since the 1980s. Increasingly, governments are regulating the environmental impact of cars. In 2012, the Obama administration announced increased fuel economy standards (54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by model year 2025), and driverless car prototypes are more and more within the realm of possibility. So what does all this mean for the future of automotive design?
Join us as a pa...
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum turns 21 this September. Since opening its doors in 1995, the Rock Hall has been a destination for tourists, witnessing more than 10 million visitors and bringing an estimated economic impact of nearly $2 billion to Northeast Ohio.
For the last 20 years, the Rock Hall has striven to illustrate the power of music in our lives. Its exhibits not only highlight musical icons, but show how music played a crucial part in shaping history and social movements - like the current Louder than Words exhibit, created in collaboration with Newseum in Washington, D.C., which explores the intersection of rock music, power, and politics, unveiled just in time for the Republican National Convention.
The sustained popularity of the Rock Hall resulted in the recent announcement that the annual Induction Ceremony, traditionally rotated between New York City, Los Angeles and Cleveland, will now be held in Cleveland every o...
Cleveland has long embraced an economic development strategy focused on a strong urban core and economic access and opportunity across all demographic groups. But how closely are our major party presidential candidates paying attention?
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) understands best practices around the world. Join us for a conversation with Barry I. Matherly, CEcD, FM, 2016 Chair of the IEDC and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Richmond Partnership, on a policy platform they believe provides a blueprint for strong metro regions and a thriving national economy.
Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers
The City Club of Cleveland and Public Square have a rich and intertwined history. In 1913, the City Club established its first home just off Public Square, a vast public space designed (and re-designed) with democracy in mind. For centuries, powerful speeches and demonstrations were held in the Square—from Stephen Douglas to William McKinley to, most recently, hundreds of protesters during the Republican National Convention.
The Square speaks to us and is a place for us to speak to each other. It's as if, as indicated in a recent New York Times article, "the city of Cleveland was inviting the country and saying simply, Discuss.”
And discuss we shall. Bringing back a tradition that is nearly 100 years old, the City Club will bring conversations of consequence back to the Square. Join us for our first City Club in the Square forum as City Club CEO Dan Moulthrop talks with Ward 3 City of Cleveland Councilman Kerry McCormack.
This is a free event at Public Square.