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Happy Dog Takes on the World
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Tuesday, November 06, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

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Forecast Calls For….A Global Trade War?

In October, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its global growth forecast as tensions between the United States and its trading partners escalate. IMF predicts the global economy will increase 3.7 percent - down from an initial estimate in...

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Tuesday, October 09, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

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Stories from the Border: DACA, TPS, and the Future of Immigration

Immigration and asylum are becoming two of the largest - and most controversial - issues worldwide. Political upheaval, displacement crises, changes in border security, and increases in nationalistic viewpoints have limited mobility for those escaping conflict, persecution, and seeking a...

The Role of Women in Peace and Security
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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...

The Idea of Israel
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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...

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...

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Tuesday, March 01, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: "Person of the Year" or "Her Big Mistake?"

Angela Merkel, the Rise of Populism in Europe, and the Challenge of Mass Migration

Time Magazine lauded Angela Merkel, the Federal Chancellor of Germany, by naming her “Person of the Year.” In Germany, however, she provoked mixed feelings and some serious opposition within her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Can she regain control? Join...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Challenges of the European Union in the 21st Century
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Tuesday, February 02, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Challenges of the European Union in the 21st Century

The European Union (EU) is a politico-economic union of 28 member-states. Created after World War II to foster economic cooperation, the EU has delivered nearly half a century of peace, stability, and prosperity to its more than 500 million citizens. Currently,...

Happy Dog Takes on The World: UN Sustainability Goals - Can 17 Initiatives Transform the World?
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Tuesday, December 01, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on The World: UN Sustainability Goals - Can 17 Initiatives Transform the World?

On September 25, 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were ratified by all 193 countries in the United Nations (UN). These goals are focused on eliminating poverty and hunger, reducing inequality, addressing climate change, creating sustainable cities and communities, and...

Happy Dog Takes on The World: The War in Yemen You Don't Know About
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Tuesday, November 03, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on The World: The War in Yemen You Don't Know About

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...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Welcome to Havana - A New Era in U.S.-Cuba Relations
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Tuesday, October 06, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Welcome to Havana - A New Era in U.S.-Cuba Relations

On October 19, 1960, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized an embargo on exports to socialist Cuba, setting in motion an uneasy political relation that lasted more than 50 years. Diplomatic relations with Cuba were severed in January 1961. A...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Legacy of World War II, 70 Years Later
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Tuesday, September 01, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Legacy of World War II, 70 Years Later

Seventy years ago, on September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered to the Allies, ending World War II. "None of us knew then,” war correspondent Theodore H. White later wrote in his memoirs, “that this was the last war America would...

Happy Dog Takes on the World:  Disaster Strikes, But Who Really Pays?
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Tuesday, August 04, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Disaster Strikes, But Who Really Pays?

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, followed by a major aftershock on May 12, 2015. More than 9,000 people were killed and 23,000 were injured. According to the United Nations, nearly 2.8 million people still require...

Happy Dog Takes on the World:  What You Need to Know about the Iran Nuclear Deal
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Tuesday, July 07, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: What You Need to Know about the Iran Nuclear Deal

The "agreed framework" announced by Iran, the United States and five other world powers in April promised to lessen Iran's international isolation and economic sanctions in exchange for the elimination of its means to produce nuclear weapons. June 30 is...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Refugees - Living in a Sea of Rejection from the World
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Tuesday, June 02, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Refugees - Living in a Sea of Rejection from the World

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the number of people living as refugees from war or persecution is at 13 million in 2014, the largest number since World War II. Current events, like that involving the...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The World Water Crisis
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Tuesday, May 05, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The World Water Crisis

The United Nations considers universal access to clean water a basic human right, and an essential step towards improving living standards worldwide. Yet, more than one billion people around the world lack access to safe drinking water, putting them at...

Happy Dog Takes on The World: The Social and Environmental Impacts of Mining in Latin America
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Tuesday, April 07, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on The World: The Social and Environmental Impacts of Mining in Latin America

The price of gold and other precious metals in the global market has risen in recent years -- but what is the real cost of these commodities at the place of extraction? This free discussion will touch on the environmental...

Happy Dog Takes on The World: Israel and Palestine - Where are Things Headed Now?
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Tuesday, March 03, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on The World: Israel and Palestine - Where are Things Headed Now?

One of the world’s most important and persistent conflicts, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has undergone important shifts in recent years. The American-led peace process has officially failed. Last summer’s violence ended with few possibilities for a lasting resolution. Meanwhile, political trends...

The Happy Dog Takes on the World: China and Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Movement
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Tuesday, February 03, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

The Happy Dog Takes on the World: China and Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Movement

On February 19, China will celebrate its New Year - the Year of the Goat - and say good-bye to the Year of the Horse, a year marked by a number of significant tensions. These included a dispute that escalated...

The Happy Dog Takes on the World: Gang Violence in Central America and the Causes of the Immigration Wave
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

The Happy Dog Takes on the World: Gang Violence in Central America and the Causes of the Immigration Wave

Gang violence is prolific in Central America. According to Joaquín Villalobos, 145,000 gang-related homicides have occurred in the last decade within seven Central American countries - the most in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. MS-13 (short for Mara Salvatrucha), an...

The Happy Dog Takes on the World: How to Get Smarter about the World
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

The Happy Dog Takes on the World: How to Get Smarter about the World

The world isn't quite as large as it used to be. Advances in technology and communication can bring people together like never before, oftentimes so they can serve as a catalyst for change. And with increasing news coverage, we are...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Origins of ISIS and its Place in Political Islam
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Tuesday, October 07, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Origins of ISIS and its Place in Political Islam

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has emerged as the most terrifying and brutal of extreme jihadist groups in the Middle East. It controls hundreds of square miles, all the way from Syria's Mediterranean coast to the south...

The Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Ebola Epidemic
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

The Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Ebola Epidemic

We are currently in the midst of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. The World Health Organization anticipates nearly 20,000 people will be infected before the outbreak ends. Join Steven Gordon, M.D., Chairman of Infectious Disease at Cleveland Clinic, and...

The Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Costs of the Cup: FIFA, Brazil and the Big Questions in International Sports
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Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

The Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Costs of the Cup: FIFA, Brazil and the Big Questions in International Sports

As social tensions surrounding the World Cup in Brazil build with street demonstrations and protests, it becomes increasingly clear that the economic benefits of hosting the event are only one side of the story. What are the social and political...

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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