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Established to encourage new ideas and a free exchange of thought, the City Club is one of the oldest continuous free speech forums in the country, renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion.
The City Club firmly believes in the free expression of all ideas and the benefits of an open exchange. It is non-partisan and does not take positions on issues. All speakers must answer unfiltered, unrehearsed questions directly from the audience.
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.
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Alexis Abramson, Ph.D., Director, Great Lakes Energy Institute; Willa Evans, Chair, Civil Rights Committee, United Steelworkers Local 979; Beth A. Nagusky, Director of Sustainable Development, Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo); and Anand Natarajan, Energy Manager, Mayor's Office of Sustainability, The City of Cleveland, discuss energy innovation in Ohio and around the country in a conversation moderated by Youth Forum Council Member Anya Chew.Listen Now
Amos N. Guiora, J.D., Ph.D., author and Professor in the S. J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, discusses his book, The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust.Listen Now
Evalyn Gates, Ph.D., Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Executive Director and CEO, and Janet L. Kavandi, Ph.D., Director of NASA’s John H. Glenn Research Center, discuss the impacts of increasing women in STEM and the structural and social barriers that still face women.Listen Now
Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive, delivers his third annual State of the County address.Listen Now
Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore, shares lessons from the intersection of public health and physician activism.Listen Now