Mike DeWine is Ohio’s 50th Attorney General and serves as Ohio’s chief law officer. His top priority is protecting Ohio families.
As Attorney General, Mike DeWine provides criminal investigation and law enforcement training services, helps roots out public corruption, and works to create a legal climate in Ohio that encourages business to invest in the state and create jobs. Since taking office, Attorney General DeWine has devoted resources and staff to fighting prescription drug abuse and heroin, increased the number of criminal prosecutions in consumer fraud cases, and focused on key issues affecting children and teens, including sex trafficking, child abuse and missing children. In addition, Attorney General DeWine started a statewide initiative to test all old sexual assault kits which is leading to indictments and convictions.
Join us for a conversation with Attorney General DeWine as he discusses some of the most pressing issues facing Ohio ...
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2014 there were 46.7 million people - 14 percent of the U.S. population - living in poverty. While poverty in America is often considered fluid, as some people experience a temporary period of situational poverty when their income is decreased due to certain life changes, others remain in poverty for generations. Individuals living in generational poverty often experience perpetual hopelessness as each day is focused merely on surviving with a sense of urgency. This way of life and mindset stems from a unique series of ongoing challenges they face, which can include finding a place to live, having money for food, and underlying health issues that are not addressed due to a lack of finances and healthcare resources.
Donna M. Beegle, Ph.D., understands this type of poverty first-hand. The child of migrant workers, she traveled with her family from Arizona to Washington as they followed the fruit-picking season. She ...
On September 25, 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were ratified by all 193 countries in the United Nations (UN). These goals are focused on eliminating poverty and hunger, reducing inequality, addressing climate change, creating sustainable cities and communities, and encouraging responsible consumption - all by 2030. The SDGs follow and expand on the eight millennium development goals (MDGs), which were adopted by world leaders at the UN in 2000.
Proponents of the SDGs believe they are integral to improving well-being around the world while critics argue the goals are too idealistic and too difficult to implement and measure. Are the SDGs achievable? Can they successful reduce poverty and eliminate inequality where other efforts have failed? Join us, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, IPM, and the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies (NOCMES) for a conversation on the evolution, feasibility and potential implementation of the SDG...
Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, and Freddie Gray are just three names that, within the past year, have brought to light the issue of police brutality and race in the United States.
Across the country, police departments have been forced to examine multiple instances of excessive force, and the response to these instances have varied. Some departments have mandated cameras, others have called for better training and unfortunately, some still have ignored it. In Cleveland, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Cleveland have entered into a consent decree, in which the DOJ will oversee the Cleveland Police Department. We will hear from law enforcement officers, activists, and legal experts on what this means for the future of policing.
Leila Atassi, City Hall reporter, Cleveland.com
James Hardiman, Civil Rights Attorney
Ralph Spotts, retired Chief of Police for East Cleveland
Free for high school students. Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers
The City Club of Cleveland is excited to have our Friday Forum as part of the TEDXCLESalon event celebrating 100 years of the theory of relativity! Albert Einstein is widely-regarded as one of the greatest physicists of the modern era. His crowning intellectual achievement, General Relativity, still guides us and challenges us 100 years later. We’re excited to celebrate, debate, extrapolate (and maybe even “poke the box” a bit) around Einstein’s work…and what it means for our shared future.