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Happy Dog Takes on the World: The End of Pax Americana?
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The End of Pax Americana?

"Pax Americana" commonly refers to the decades of relative peace experienced amongst the world's most powerful nations after World War II. This peace is often attributed to the United States' stability, economic strength, and preponderance of power - and, arguably,...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Korean Peace Process
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Korean Peace Process

During a summit on June 12, 2018, President Donald J. Trump and Kim Jong-un, leader of the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea (DPRNK), signed an agreement pledging to "build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula"...

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

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Intersection of Clean Energy and National Security
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Intersection of Clean Energy and National Security

Clean energy is big business in the U.S. and around the world. In the electricity sector, global investments in new renewable energy capacity are outstripping those for fossil fuel. Meanwhile, rapid advancements in energy storage and electric vehicles are transforming...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Is Democracy Dying?
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Tuesday, April 03, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Is Democracy Dying?

According to Freedom House, from 1973 to 2005, the number of democracies worldwide increased dramatically, however, over the past decade, the organization recorded a decline in global freedom. From India to Turkey, from Poland to Russia, we've seen democracy give...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Contentious Politics and the Global Implications of Revolt and Revolution
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Tuesday, March 06, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Contentious Politics and the Global Implications of Revolt and Revolution

During the last decade, social opposition movements, revolts, and protests have swept across the globe. From Iran to Palestine and Ferguson to Venezuela, protestors have braved dire consequences to make their voices heard. Revolutionary grievances have included socio-economic concerns, demands...

Happy Dog Takes on Venezuela: Corruption, Instability, and Economic Crisis
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on Venezuela: Corruption, Instability, and Economic Crisis

First colonized by Spain in 1522, Venezuela was one of the first Spanish-American territories to gain full independence in 1830. Throughout the next 150 years, under military and dictator rule, Venezuela became one of the world’s leading exporter of oil....

Remarks from His Excellency Daniel Mulhall
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Friday, January 26, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Remarks from His Excellency Daniel Mulhall

When Ireland joined the European Union in 1973, its status in the European community had yet to be established. Nowadays, Ireland’s influence within the EU has risen, as the power dynamic between it and the United Kingdom continues to shift....

Happy Dog Takes on Africa: Terrorism, Conflict, and Crises of Leadership
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on Africa: Terrorism, Conflict, and Crises of Leadership

Much of the world is marred by conflict and crises of leadership and Africa is no exception. After a contentious and violent election process that left dozens dead - and included the Supreme Court invalidating the initial election results -...

CCMV Views & Brews: Religion, Violence and Nationalism: Myanmar, Ethnic Cleansing and Human Rights
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Monday, December 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

CCMV Views & Brews: Religion, Violence and Nationalism: Myanmar, Ethnic Cleansing and Human Rights

The United Nations and U.S. Secretary of State have both called the violence inflicted on the Muslim ethnic minority, the Rohingya, “ethnic cleansing” and some human rights groups have labeled it genocide. Michael Jerryson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religious Studies at...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Afterlife of Torture - Putting the U.S. “War on Terror” in Historical and Global Context
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Afterlife of Torture - Putting the U.S. “War on Terror” in Historical and Global Context

Torture -the use of violence to elicit information or punish individuals - is a practice that dates back to the Greeks and Romans. By the 20th century, torture was considered by many to be abolished and morally reprehensible. However, after the...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: A New U.S. Foreign Policy?
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Tuesday, June 06, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: A New U.S. Foreign Policy?

President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad can, in many measures, be judged a success, largely avoiding the controversies that loom over his administration in Washington. His swift condemnation of the terror attack in Manchester during his press conference with Palestinian...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: On Building Walls and Bridges - the Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: On Building Walls and Bridges - the Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations

Since the end of the 19th century, the United States (U.S.) and Mexico have enjoyed a strong relationship characterized by close diplomatic and economic ties along their nearly 2,000 mile shared border. Mexico and the U.S. are key partners when...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Brazil
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Tuesday, August 02, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Brazil

The news coming out of Brazil recently challenges the truism that “there is no such thing as bad publicity.” On June 17, fewer than 50 days before the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro has declared a...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Human Trafficking around the World and in Ohio
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Tuesday, July 05, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Human Trafficking around the World and in Ohio

According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing global crime, the fastest growing means by which people are enslaved and one of the largest sources of income for organized crime. UNICEF estimates...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Putin's Russia on the World Stage
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Tuesday, April 05, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Putin's Russia on the World Stage

With the annexation of Crimea in March of 2014, the Russian Federation forcefully reasserted itself on the world stage thanks in no small part to the efforts and aspirations of its President, Vladimir Putin. The same has been true in...

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
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Friday, April 26, 2002, 12:00 p.m.

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington, speaks on "International Human Rights After September 11."

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