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CCMV Views & Brews: Why Place Matters
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Local Matters

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

CCMV Views & Brews: Why Place Matters

Urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs famously said: “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design, and management of public spaces....

Storytelling at National Geographic in the Digital Age
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Arts & Culture

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Storytelling at National Geographic in the Digital Age

National Geographic, the official magazine of the National Geographic Society, debuted in 1888 as a professional publication for scientists and geologists. Over the decades, the magazine evolved, moving from technical articles to narrative to storytelling - and including stunning photography...

From the Midwest to the Middle East: The Future of Ohio-UAE Relations
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World Affairs

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

From the Midwest to the Middle East: The Future of Ohio-UAE Relations

Over the past 40 years, the United States and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have developed a close alliance built on security, prosperity, and a common outlook as well as a robust trade relationship. During the last several years, Ohio and...

Science as Social Change: The Woman who Saved Flint's Children
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Environment & Sustainability

Friday, June 22, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Science as Social Change: The Woman who Saved Flint's Children

A few years ago, the country watched in horror as the national media descended on Flint, Michigan. A switch in drinking water sources - from Lake Huron and the Detroit River to the Flint River - had caused nearly 100,000...

2018 State of the Valley
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Politics & Public Policy

Monday, June 25, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

2018 State of the Valley

Over the last several decades, Youngstown and Warren, like many smaller Midwestern legacy cities, have experienced economic and social decline due to expanded poverty, an aging population, disinvestment in neighborhoods, deteriorating housing stock, aging infrastructure, high unemployment, and a work...

For the Love of Cleveland: The Power of Place
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Local Matters

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

For the Love of Cleveland: The Power of Place

Narrative: If These Spaces Could Talk

When we speak of place, it’s easy to imagine and discuss the physical structures we inhabit - the parks, streets, and buildings we encounter every day. But while these physical manifestations of place are integral to the notion of placemaking,...

Ohio's Next Step to Modernize Medicaid: the Behavioral Health Redesign
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Healthcare

Friday, June 29, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Ohio's Next Step to Modernize Medicaid: the Behavioral Health Redesign

Online reservations for this forum are now closed. For ticket availability, please call 216.621.0082. Today in Ohio, more than 400,000 adults and children receive behavioral health services - encompassing both mental health and substance use services - at a cost of...

Can We Talk? Reviving Civility in Public Discourse
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Politics & Public Policy

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Can We Talk? Reviving Civility in Public Discourse

One of the bedrocks of the American democracy is our commitment to free speech - the robust, open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives. Furthermore, the creation of our two-party system was implemented to protect America from entering into another...

On the FRONT Lines: Art in an American City
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Arts & Culture

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

On the FRONT Lines: Art in an American City

Nationally and internationally, Northeast Ohio's reputation for the arts is on the rise. From powerhouses Playhouse Square, The Cleveland Museum of Art, and The Cleveland Orchestra to local institutions like Cleveland Public Theatre, Oberlin College, SPACES, and Karamu House, residents...

From Steel City to Smart City: Fostering Community through Open Data
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Science, Technology & Innovation

Friday, July 13, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

From Steel City to Smart City: Fostering Community through Open Data

During his campaign for Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto made government transparency and accountability two of his top priorities. During his first year, the Department of Innovation and Performance was established. Out of it came the Burgh's Eye View app,...

Ballots and Bullets: Cleveland's Role in the Civil Rights Movement
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Local Matters

Friday, July 20, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Ballots and Bullets: Cleveland's Role in the Civil Rights Movement

Cleveland played a critical role in the civil rights movement, intersecting with some of the most important African American figures of the time. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. raised money for bail during his Birmingham campaign in the spring of...

Help Wanted: Tackling the IT Talent Gap
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Business & Economy

Friday, July 27, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Help Wanted: Tackling the IT Talent Gap

The United States is experiencing a rapid and profound transition from an industrial economy to a digital, global, and knowledge-based and service-based economy. Like much of America, our city and region has struggled with this economic transition. The Two Tomorrows,...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry
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Arts & Culture

Friday, August 03, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Clevelander Dave Lucas became the Ohio Poet Laureate in January 2018. Lucas succeeds Dr. Amit Majmudar of Columbus, the state's first poet laureate after Governor Kasich created the position in 2014. As poet laureate, part of Lucas' mission is to...

Parched: How to Prevent a Day Zero in Cleveland
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Environment & Sustainability

Thursday, August 09, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Parched: How to Prevent a Day Zero in Cleveland

Cape Town, South Africa, one of Africa's most affluent cities, may be the first city in the world to run out of municipal water. Population growth, overdevelopment, and climate change, coupled with rising inequality and political dysfunction, have converged to...

From N/A to B.A.: Creating Success for First Generation College Students
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Education

Friday, August 10, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

From N/A to B.A.: Creating Success for First Generation College Students

There are many hurdles to obtaining a college degree - and some occur before a student even steps foot on campus. Between the applications, visits, tests and tutors, applying to college can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. If the...

2018 State of the Great Lakes: The Perils of Micro Pollution
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Environment & Sustainability

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

2018 State of the Great Lakes: The Perils of Micro Pollution

The mention of pollution in our lakes, rivers, and oceans often evokes images of sea turtles trapped in the plastic rings that bind aluminum cans together. But while traveling "garbage patches" affect our ocean's, fish, and wildlife, the Great Lakes...

ConstitutionALE: Reaching Consensus on the Census
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Politics & Public Policy

Monday, September 10, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

ConstitutionALE: Reaching Consensus on the Census

On May 14, we debuted our ConstitutionALE series with a forum on gerrymandering. Nearly all the audience questions pertained to the effect the 2020 census will have on representation and the future drawing of districts - and so our June...

The Idea of Israel
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World Affairs

Friday, September 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

The Idea of Israel

Since Israel's establishment in 1948, it has drawn on Zionism, the movement behind its creation, to provide a sense of self and political direction. Zionists believe Judaism is both a nationality and a religion - and that the Jews deserve...

The Role of Women in Peace and Security
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World Affairs

Friday, September 21, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

The Role of Women in Peace and Security

This October marks 18 years since the passing of the United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 1325 which reminded the world of the particular toll that conflict takes on women and girls, and of the vital role that they often...

Life and Literature of N. Scott Momaday
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Arts & Culture

Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Life and Literature of N. Scott Momaday

N. Scott Momaday, a writer, teacher, artist and storyteller, has devoted much of his life to safeguarding oral tradition and other aspects of Indian culture. He was born a Kiowa in Oklahoma and grew up in the Indian southwest. He...

Universities, Education, and Free Expression
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Education

Wednesday, October 03, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Universities, Education, and Free Expression

Over the last several yeas, the debate over free speech on college and university campuses has become the dominant issue facing higher education. Reports of the implementation of university speech codes and trigger warning policies, commencement speaker "dis-invitations," and protests,...

We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, October 19, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights

Three recent Supreme Court decisions, Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., and Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, have bought the issue of corporate rights to the forefront of our national consciousness....

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