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Leveraging our Assets: Why Companies want to Build and Sell Electric Vehicles and Efficiency Solutions in the Mahoning Valley
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Science, Technology & Innovation

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

Leveraging our Assets: Why Companies want to Build and Sell Electric Vehicles and Efficiency Solutions in the Mahoning Valley

Over the past 50 years, shuttered factories and lost jobs have become familiar stories in the Rust Belt communities of the Mahoning Valley. With politicians, Governor Mike DeWine and organizations like America Makes, The Regional Chamber, and the Tech Belt...

Israel's Elections:  What Happens Next?
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World Affairs

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

Israel's Elections: What Happens Next?

On September 17, Israel will hold another round of elections after Israel's longest-serving Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, failed to forum a governing coalition. After winning an election in April, Netanyahu and his Likud party faced challenges from within their right-wing coalition,...

2019 State of the Schools
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Education

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

2019 State of the Schools

If you would like to register a table for this event, please contact Tiffany France at 216.350.5571. In January, Cleveland was selected by Say Yes to Education, a national nonprofit organization that works to make college affordable, as the next site...

Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul
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Social Justice

Friday, September 27, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul

2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the beginning of forced migration of Africans to North America, serving as the start of America's complicated history of indentured servitude, slavery, and structural inequity that reverberates today. As America grew and flourished, the conflict...

Happy Dog Takes on the World
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World Affairs

Tuesday, October 01, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World

The Battle over Brexit and the Future of Europe

European observers are currently focused on the United Kingdom as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has committed to leading Britain out of the European Union (EU) on October 31 "with or without a deal." However, the great uncertainty surrounding British...

Apple, Antitrust, and Irony: What Americans Really Think About Competition
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Politics & Public Policy

Wednesday, October 02, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Apple, Antitrust, and Irony: What Americans Really Think About Competition

Earlier this summer, the federal government began looking into tech giants and whether they are violating antitrust laws. The four, Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook, are under scrutiny to determine if their practices stifle competition. This isn't the first time a...

The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, October 04, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office

Throughout history, the American presidency was — and arguably still is — the most powerful office in the world. In The Impossible Presidency, historian Jeremi Suri charts the rise and fall of the America's highest office from the limited role...

Youth Forum: Yes She Can! 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House
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Politics & Public Policy

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Youth Forum: Yes She Can! 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House

Ten women, all contributors to Yes She Can! 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House, are on a mission to "share diverse stories of public service, in order to inspire others to...

Coming Out and Coming Back: Building Respect and Acceptance in the Workplace
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Social Justice

Friday, October 11, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Coming Out and Coming Back: Building Respect and Acceptance in the Workplace

Billy Bean is the only openly gay current or former Major League Baseball (MLB) player alive today. From 1987 to 1995, he played for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Diego Padres. As a closeted gay man in the...

CCMV Views & Brews
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World Affairs

Monday, October 14, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

CCMV Views & Brews

How the Federal Budget Symbolizes a Broken Political System

Join us for a conversation with Paul Stebbins on the fiscal and political environment and how it has never been more perilous. Trillion dollar deficits are set to return within the next two years with our already record high national...

Meet Author Samantha Power
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Politics & Public Policy

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Meet Author Samantha Power

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power will visit to discuss her new memoir, The Education of an Idealist. Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy...

Transatlantic Trends: Ties and Transactionalism in a Time of Trump
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World Affairs

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Transatlantic Trends: Ties and Transactionalism in a Time of Trump

Is democracy an endangered species? It certainly faces increasing threats around the globe. After the fall of communism, political scientists agreed that nations generally evolved towards democracy. As markets opened and capitalism spread, democracy’s emergence was thought to be inevitable....

Making A Difference Through Education: A Broader and Bolder Approach to School Reform
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Education

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Making A Difference Through Education: A Broader and Bolder Approach to School Reform

Students from low-income families typically experience a variety of pressures outside of school that influence their academic performance within school. Poor health and nutrition, concerns related to violence and crime, and housing instability are just some of the issues that...

For the People, by the People, in a Digital Age
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Science, Technology & Innovation

Friday, October 18, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

For the People, by the People, in a Digital Age

Can technology be a force for good — in government? Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director of Code for America (CfA), thinks so. Described by The Washington Post as “the technology world’s equivalent of the Peace Corps or Teach for...

Remarks from Attorney General Dave Yost
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Local Matters

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Remarks from Attorney General Dave Yost

Dave Yost became Ohio’s 51st Attorney General on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office his extensive experience rooting out fraud, holding the corrupt accountable, and reforming government. After working as a Columbus Citizen Journal reporter, he began his public service...

Complete Streets and the Transit Paradox
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Local Matters

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Complete Streets and the Transit Paradox

It is well understood that access to reliable and affordable transportation is essential to addressing poverty, unemployment, obesity, and a variety of other social ills. Unfortunately, in many Midwestern cities, priority is often given to those who can afford transportation,...

City Club Book Club
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Social Justice

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

City Club Book Club

The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War

Join the City Club for the next installment in our Book Club series as we discuss The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War by Andrew Delbanco. Winner of...

Remarks from Alex Johnson, Ph.D.
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Education

Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Remarks from Alex Johnson, Ph.D.

Opened in 1963, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) is Ohio's first community college and remains one of the state's largest community colleges, serving more than 51,000 students each year. To date, more than 900,000 county residents have come through Tri-C's doors. As...

Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators that Changed America
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, November 08, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators that Changed America

Since his election to the U.S. Senate in 2006, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown has sat on the Senate floor at a mahogany desk with a unique history. In his newest book, Desk 88, he tells the story of eight of...

The New American City: The Big Promise of our Midsize Metros
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, November 15, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

The New American City: The Big Promise of our Midsize Metros

Mick Cornett is the longest-serving Mayor of Oklahoma City and is credited with its transformation from a forgettable city in "flyover country" to one of America's most dynamic midsized cities. During his time in office, Newsweek called him one of the...

White-Collar, Blue-Collar, and Gig Workers: What Is The Future of American Labor?
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Business & Economy

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

White-Collar, Blue-Collar, and Gig Workers: What Is The Future of American Labor?

Despite low unemployment rates and a steady growth of new private-sector jobs, it can be argued that workers and organized labor are in their worst state since the early 1930s. Today's average wage has the same purchasing power as it...

The Uncertain Future of Title IX
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Education

Friday, November 22, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

The Uncertain Future of Title IX

Title IX, passed in 1972, guarantees that all institutions that receive federal funding must provide equal opportunities, facilities, and supplies to students regardless of their gender. But in the ensuing decades, it has been interpreted and expanded to also protect...

Leadership in a Time of Crisis
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, December 06, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

Leadership in a Time of Crisis

First elected to the Dayton City Commission in 2005, Nan Whaley was the youngest women ever chosen for a Commission seat. She was elected as Dayton’s mayor in 2013 by a double-digit majority. In 2017 she was re-elected mayor without...

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