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For more than two decades, The City Club of Cleveland has hosted the annual High School Debate Championship. While most high school students are watching basketball finals and preparing for spring break, these enterprising students prepare for the High School Debate Championship, as well as for state and national competitions. The City Club gives them the opportunity to show-off their skills. Every year, the top two area high school debaters square off in a classic "Lincoln-Douglas" style debate at a Friday Forum. This gives the debaters the opportunity to compete - not only for the judges and the audience in the room - but also for our radio and television audiences. Debate teams from across Northeast Ohio are invited to attend as guests of the City Club and BakerHostetler.
The High School Debate Championship is sponsored by BakerHostetler in memory of Pa...
"From the beginning to now, I maintain that if we're truly going to be a great city, a city that is recognized and used as an example, our greatness will be determined by what we do for the least of us." - Mayor Jackson, 2015 State of the City address.
Join us as Frank G. Jackson, Mayor of Cleveland, delivers the 11th annual State of the City address.
Location: Public Auditorium & Conference Center
500 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
Tickets: $55 members/$70 nonmembers
$1,000 corporate tables/$800 nonprofit tables
United States (U.S.) policy has long been to veto any United Nations (U.N.) Security Council resolution calling for the establishment of a Palestinian state. This position was most recently upheld in September, 2015 when France made their impassioned plea for the State of Palestine. Despite the fact that U.S. officials actually traveled to France to help draft the proposed new U.N. resolution, they ultimately vetoed the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. However, a resolution was passed to raise the Palestinian flag over the U.N. Rose Garden, a move that was criticized by Israel and the U.S.
Join us for a conversation with Ambassador Riyad H. Mansour, Ph.D., Permanent Observer of Palestine to the U.N., on the status of current negotiations between Palestine and Israel, as well as the status of efforts of Palestine at the U.N. regarding admission as a Member State
Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers
Time Magazine lauded Angela Merkel, the Federal Chancellor of Germany, by naming her “Person of the Year.” In Germany, however, she provoked mixed feelings and some serious opposition within her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Can she regain control?
Join The City Club of Cleveland, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, International Partners in Mission, and the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies (NOCMES) for a discussion on Angela Merkel and the politics of Germany.
Kenneth F. Ledford, Ph.D., Chair, Department of History, Case Western Reserve University
Christoph von Marschall, Ph.D., Chief Diplomatic Correspondent, Der Tagesspiegel
Astrid Ziebrath, Migration Fellow, Europe Program of the German Marshall Fund
This discussion will be moderated by WCPN host/producer Tony Ganzer.
Location: The Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, 44102
High-quality preschool gained momentum during the last decade as one of the most important education reforms to bolster school outcomes and life-long success. Breakthrough research from communities across the county have spurred investments at the federal and local level, including PRE4CLE, Cleveland’s plan to ensure that every Cleveland child can attend a high-quality preschool.
Deborah A. Phillips, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Georgetown University, is part of a research team that has followed the impact of universal Pre-K in Tulsa, Oklahoma since 2001. One of the first communities to offer universal preschool, the Tulsa research offers an in-depth look preschool’s impact not only on test scores, but also on other important factors for success such as retention rates and attitudes towards school. Dr. Phillips will also address how the Tulsa findings fit into a national body of research on the impact of high-quality preschool and science of ea...