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May 2016

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

Over the course of a decade-long recession, Puerto Rico has amassed a public debt of $72 billion, a staggering amount that the unincorporated U.S. territory is in danger of defaulting...

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Connecting the Humanities with Civic Engagement

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Connecting the Humanities with Civic Engagement

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965 and is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. Because...

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This Side of Immigration: How Reforming Our Immigration Law Will Make America Stronger

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

This Side of Immigration: How Reforming Our Immigration Law Will Make America Stronger

Throughout American history, the crafting and implementation of immigration policies has reflected the politics and migration patterns of the times. The United States (U.S.) began regulating immigration soon after it...

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We Forgot to Pay America’s Water Infrastructure Bill

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

We Forgot to Pay America’s Water Infrastructure Bill

Once every four years, America’s civil engineers provide a comprehensive assessment of the nation’s major infrastructure categories in the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Report Card for America’s Infrastructure....

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Democracy and The Road to Prosperity

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Democracy and The Road to Prosperity

Jon A. Husted is Ohio's 53rd Secretary of State and serves as Ohio's chief elections official.   As Secretary of State, Jon A. Husted provides oversight of elections in one...

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US-PAK Relations, as seen by a former Defence Minister of Pakistan

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

US-PAK Relations, as seen by a former Defence Minister of Pakistan

Even the casual observer of the United States' war in Afghanistan would recognize the crucial importance of our nation's relationship with Pakistan. The 69-year-old Muslim nation shares a 1,400 mile...

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Elementary Youth Forum: Miracle Grow for Life

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Elementary Youth Forum: Miracle Grow for Life

What’s a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset? In a fixed mindset people believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits that do not change. In...

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An Earnest Discussion of Cleveland and The Sports Connection

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

An Earnest Discussion of Cleveland and The Sports Connection

After a huge theatrical premier at the Cleveland International Film Festival, ESPN's "Believeland" premieres on television Saturday, May 14th. As the 30 for 30 documentary inspires us all to remember...

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Youth Forum: Will Gun Control Work in America?

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Youth Forum: Will Gun Control Work in America?

According to the Second Amendment of the Constitution, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms,...

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Leaning in and Getting Paid? Gender Equity in the Workplace

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Leaning in and Getting Paid? Gender Equity in the Workplace

According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research, women made just 79 cents for every dollar earned by men in 2015. Though this number represents progress (in 1990 the figure...

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Literacy CLE Powered by PechaKucha: Helping to Improve Awareness and Literacy Education in Northeast Ohio

4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Literacy CLE Powered by PechaKucha: Helping to Improve Awareness and Literacy Education in Northeast Ohio

In Cuyahoga County, 435,000 residents (nearly one out of two) read at or below a 7th grade level. To visualize that number of people, imagine filling every seat at FirstEnergy Stadium, Progressive...

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Recovery, Not Jail: It's Time to Stop Abandoning America's Mentally Ill

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Recovery, Not Jail: It's Time to Stop Abandoning America's Mentally Ill

In a national survey, the Treatment Advocacy Center found that, in 44 of 50 states, the largest prison or jail held more people with serious mental illness than the largest...

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As Ohio Goes: Life in the Post-Recession Nation

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

As Ohio Goes: Life in the Post-Recession Nation

In the months leading up to the 2012 election, Rana B. Khoury traveled across her home state of Ohio to interview the Americans hit hardest by the Great Recession. Since...

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