What’s a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset? In a fixed mindset people believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits that do not change. In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—our brains act more like a muscle that develops than a fixed computer processor.
Research has shown that having a growth mindset creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Our panel of guests will inspire students to embrace a growth mindset—just as our guests did in their lives—so even our youngest students can attain greatness starting today!
Join us for our first Elementary Youth Forum centering on the concept of developing a growth mindset and its power in shaping success.
Free for students. $20 members/$35 nonmembers
Even the casual observer of the United States' war in Afghanistan would recognize the crucial importance of our nation's relationship with Pakistan. The 69-year-old Muslim nation shares a 1,400 mile border with Afghanistan and is the site not only of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, but also more than 400 drone strikes since 2004. With a population of 199 million people, Pakistan represents extraordinary economic diversity, with modern cities of Lahore and Islamabad and undeveloped tribal regions along the Afghan border.
Join us for a conversation with Shahid Hamid, former Defence Minister of Pakistan and former Governor of Punjab province, and hear the view from inside this complex society.
Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers.
Jon A. Husted is Ohio's 53rd Secretary of State and serves as Ohio's chief elections official.
As Secretary of State, Jon A. Husted provides oversight of elections in one of the nation’s most hotly-contested swing states and is also the custodian of business filings in Ohio. Since taking office, Secretary Husted has worked to implement uniform rules that included the first ever statewide absentee ballot application mailing to voters in all 88 counties in 2012 and 2014, as well as setting expansive hours for early, in-person voting. During his tenure, Ohio has also seen record business filings five years in a row.
Join us for a conversation with Secretary Husted as he discusses some of the most pressing issues regarding Ohio's election system, economic growth, and job creation.
Also, join us beforehand for readings of the winning essays from The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest.
Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers
Once every four years, America’s civil engineers provide a comprehensive assessment of the nation’s major infrastructure categories in the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. In the most recent report released in 2013, America's overall infrastructure received the score of a “D+” with drinking water receiving a "D" due to much of the drinking water infrastructure nearing "the end of its useful life."
The vast majority of water pipes were built in the latter part of the 19th century and have not been replaced or overhauled, causing several communities to experience the public health crisis of lead in drinking water. Water infrastructure needs $126 billion to bring it up to standard. Despite these huge deficits, most Americans pay less than $3.75 for every 1,000 gallons of safe water delivered to their taps.
As part of a year-long series on water issues – and in honor of Infrastructure Week 2016 - join us for a discussio...
Throughout American history, the crafting and implementation of immigration policies has reflected the politics and migration patterns of the times. The United States (U.S.) began regulating immigration soon after it won independence from Great Britain, with early legislation favoring European immigrants. The Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 provided a sweeping change, abolishing the national-origins quota system and allowing the U.S. to accept immigrants of all nationalities.
Today, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, the U.S. is home to more than 61 million immigrants, approximately 11 million of which are here illegally. Immigrants comprise 18.9 percent of our nation's total population, the highest level in more than a century. And the increase is projected to continue. A Pew Research Center report anticipates that the Hispanic population will rise to 29 percent in 2050 and that the Asian population will triple in that same time frame. Becau...