Education is repeatedly noted as one of the topics citizens care most about, especially in election cycles. Teachers and teacher unions have surfaced as a topic in the Republican presidential candidate debates, and Ohio schools have been front-page news recently.
At this critical time, National Education Association (NEA) President Lily Eskelsen García will discuss the role of educators and educator unions in developing an education system that best serves the needs of the nation and its children. Elected in 2014, she believes that professionalism carries the responsibility to take action, individually and collectively, to fight to make the promise of public education a reality and to prepare the whole and happy child to succeed in becoming a whole and happy adult.
Join us for the opportunity to learn how the head of America's largest education organization and largest union sees NEA and other organizations taking action to promote excellence in America's sch...
The City of Cleveland is undergoing an exciting
renaissance building promise for its future. The Cleveland Plan for
Transforming Schools is making change. More students are in high quality
schools and the high school graduation rate has risen 12 percent in just the
last 4 years to 63 percent.
these are positive signs, we have seen concerning trends related to college
readiness of graduates, declining college-enrollment rates and persistently low
levels of college completion for Cleveland students. In addition to these
indicators, affordability has become a significant barrier for middle and low
income families with college tuition rates rising at twice the rate of national
inflation. If these issues are not faced, Cleveland will continue to struggle
with the intractable problems of an undereducated workforce and persistently
high levels of poverty.
cities have tackled these issues with the creation of innovative programs that
Yemen is unique. It is one of the oldest societies in the world and the poorest Arab country. Popular commentary often ignores Yemen as peripheral to the Middle East’s dominate themes, but this misses much. Propelled by the Arab uprisings in 2011, Yemeni society peacefully mobilized protests and forced its long ruling president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to step down. Today, Yemen finds itself mired in a violent contest between northern rebel groups and Saudi and Emirati forces. For Yemeni society, the repercussions have been deadly.
Join us, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, IPM, and the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies (NOCMEA) for a discussion on the unfolding crisis in Yemen and its complex historical background.
Sheila Carapico, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Richmond
Pete Moore, Ph.D., M. A. Hanna Associate Professor of Political Science at Case Western Reserve Univ...
Ta-Nehisi Coates is arguably one of the premier writers of his generation. A correspondent for The Atlantic best known for his ground-breaking essay The Case for Reparations, Coates has an uncanny ability to leave readers haunted by his insights and perceptions. Michelle Alexander wrote in The New York Times, "...Coates's voice stands nearly alone - a black man raised in the streets of Baltimore who narrowly escaped the violence that lurked around every corner and dodged the clutches of the prisons and jails that were built for him, and who now speaks unpopular, unconventional, and sometimes even radical truths in his own voice, unfiltered."
Join us for a conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates on his new book Between the World and Me, a six-chapter letter penned to Coates's 15-year-old son Samori after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
Tickets: $55 Members only (preferred seating and a copy of Between the World and Me)
Carla Harris is Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. Ms. Harris has been on Wall Street for 27 years and knows a few things about being successful. She’s been named to Fortune’s “Most Influential List” and listed among American Banker's “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance.” In August 2013, President Obama appointed Ms. Harris as the chairperson of the National Women’s Business Council.
During the early part of her career, Ms. Harris didn't find the specific advice she was looking for from mentors and superiors. Once she reached senior management, she vowed to share her successes and provide concrete information on how individuals can fulfill their career potential. Ms. Harris has since authored two books, Strategize to Win and Expect to Win. Join us for a discussion with ...