City Club of Cleveland
September 15, 2014 OHIO AUDITOR OF STATE DEBATE09/15/14
Libertarian candidate Bob Bridges and Democratic candidate John P. Carney debate with Republican incumbent Ohio Auditor of State David Yost at the City Club. Each candidate is given time to elaborate on their platforms, explain their differences and...
September 12, 2014 MY PROMISED LAND: THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF ISRAEL
Ari Shavit, senior correspondent at Haarretz newspaper and author of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award-Winning "My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel," speaks about the importance of the connection between the United States and the state of...
September 8, 2014 INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY: WHAT WE CAN DO TO CATCH UP
For International Literacy Day, Ralph Smith, Senior Vice President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Managing Director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, talks about the importance of investing early in literacy and helping parents serve as...
September 5, 2014 AMERICA'S NEW ENERGY PARADIGM
Karen Alderman Harbert, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for 21st Century Energy, discussed America's energy future, emphasizing the need to develop energy infrastructure, natural gas and oil supplies in tandem with investing in...
September 2, 2014 THE HAPPY DOG TAKES ON THE WORLD: THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC
In this monthly forum held at the Happy Dog, Steve Gordon, M.D., Chairman of Infectious Disease at Cleveland Clinic, and Chris Williams, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University discuss the economic,...
August 29, 2014 PUBLIC EDUCATION IN OHIO: THOROUGH, EFFICIENT AND WORLD...
State Senator Peggy Lehner from Ohio's 6th district discusses her efforts to improve public education in Ohio, including her support of the Common Core.
August 27, 2014 FROM BAGHDAD TO BEIJING AND BEYOND
Melissa Stockwell, Paralympian and Iraqi War Veteran, tells the inspiration story of how she overcame losing her leg to a roadside bomb, subsequent prosthesis and recuperation and success as a 2008 Paralympian, 3x Paratriathalon World Champion and...
August 20, 2014 COUNTY DISCUSSION TABLE WITH DARNELL BROWN
Darnell Brown, President of Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) Board of Trustees, discusses board functions as well as management and operation of the District, including topics such as traditional duties and operations in handling and...
August 21, 2014 INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY: THE EVOLVING NATURE OF...
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez discusses the future of work, workers and our workplaces, calling for further invigoration of our economy and strengthening of the middle-class. Additionally, Secretary Perez discusses initiatives and tactics we...
August 22, 2014 THE CASE FOR REPARATIONS
Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent for The Atlantic, addresses the issues raised in his article "The Case for Reparations," detailing the history of slavery in America and arguing that the resulting and persisting social, economic and political...
August 15, 2014 BUILDING A NEW, BETTER CLEVELAND IN A POST-FORECLOSURE...
Jim Rokakis, Vice President of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy and Director of the Thriving Communities Institute, discusses the continued relevance of the foreclosure crisis in Cleveland, highlighting efforts of his organizations to revitalize...
August 9, 2014 Embracing The Power of Difference
Olympic diver Greg Louganis broke records and won hearts in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. The gold medalist also broke ground when he came out publicly at Gay Games IV in 1994 and published his best-selling memoir Breaking the Surface. As GG9 prepares...
August 7, 2014 We The Students: More Than Just A Number
A panel on youth research featuringTaylor Watson, Michael Sterritt, La-Shaune Gullatt, Anne Galletta, Ph.D., Jayme Thomas and 9th grade students from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
August 8, 2014 Why Libraries Are More Important Than Ever
Sari Feldman, Executive Director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library and newly-elected President of the American Library Association, discusses the ever increasing community relevance of libraries in the digital age. Specifically, she cites the...
August 1, 2014 The Parties Versus the People: How To Turn Democrats and...
Mickey Edwards, Vice President of the Aspen Institute, discusses systemic causes of political gridlock in America, offering solutions and specific reforms that will help to revive democracy in our country.
July 24, 2014 The Cleveland Clinic Way: Lessons in Excellence from One...
Dr. Cosgrove discusses both the long-term and recent successes of the Cleveland Clinic. He speaks about the fact that all doctors at the organization are paid salaries and have one-year contracts, leading to better performance. Dr. Cosgrove also talks...
July 24, 2014 What's Going on with the Creative Workforce Fellowship?
Karen Gahl-Mills, Executive Director of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and Tom Schorgl, President & CEO of Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, give an update on the inactive Creative Workforce Fellowship grant for local artists. The two discuss...
July 25, 2014 Creating an Ohio Economy that Works
Amy Hanauer, Executive Director of Policy Matters Ohio, speaks about the state of Ohio’s economy, including the areas in which it’s lagging, and what she believes can be done to improve it. She comments on the high production of Ohio workers, but...
July 23, 2014 PKNovate: 20 Slides 2 Change The World
Eight innovative, creative and entrepreneurial Cleveland area residents discuss community issues relating to youth. This discussion also features participants of the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP), high school leaders from across Iraq.
July 11, 2014 The State of the Great Lakes
Chris Korleski, Director, U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office, gives the City Club's annual State of the Great Lakes address. He talks about the issue of invasive species, saying you can towards removing them, but the real question is how do...
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More informationFeaturing The City Club of Cleveland's Friday Forum and other City Club events. Established to encourage new ideas and a free exchange of thought, this is the oldest continuous free speech forum in the country, renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion.
Each Forum is an hour long program. The program starts with a brief introduction followed by a 25-30 minute address by the speaker. Spirited, insightful and often challenging questions from the audience fill the final half hour of the program.