Town Hall of Cleveland, one of the nation’s longest-running public speaker forums, will partner with Cleveland State University for the fourth consecutive year to bring top name speakers to Cleveland during the 2009-2010 season. The upcoming season provides great speakers with thought-provoking topics and a return visit by the political satire group, Capitol Steps. This four-year partnership with Cleveland State University has made it possible for Town Hall to continue its long-running tradition to educate and to inform its audiences. The partnership also reflects the University’s goal to extend its reach further into the local community.
Karen Kleinhenz, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Town Hall said, “This is truly a win-win situation for the University, for Town Hall, and most especially for the Greater Cleveland community. We are very excited about the upcoming season, which features an outstanding lineup of speakers reflecting diverse perspectives on our society, our politics, and our environment. Topics and speakers for the 2009-2010 season beginning in September will feature:
The View from Washington
Senior correspondent for NPR’s “Morning Edition”
Author of six books with a 21-year career at The Washington Post
Cowboys, Spacemen, Global Warming and Stemming Urban Sprawl
George S. Hawkins, Esq.
Director of District Department of the Environment in Washington DC
Chair of the Green Building Advisory Council
American Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship
William A. Sahlman
The Dimitri V. d’Arbeloff – Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School (HBS)
Over 8,000 students at HBS have taken his Entrepreneurial Finance Course
Capitol Steps, Political Satire
A troupe of Congressional staffers-turned-comedians
Stem Cells: Harnessing the Next Medical Frontier
Stan Gerson, M.D.
Founding director of the Ohio Wright Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
How to Build an Art Collection for Satisfaction and Gain
Chairman of Sotheby’s North and South America
Re-calibrating U.S. Policies
Currently serves as editor-at-large at U.S. News & World Report
Has served in the White House as an advisor to Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton
All lectures begin at 6:00 p.m. in The Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square Foundation. For information about season subscriptions or individual tickets, call Town Hall at 216.241.1919 or visit the website, www.townhallofcleveland.org.
The mission of Town Hall of Cleveland is to educate and to inform, through an annual series of public lectures, an audience of attentive and active citizenry in northern Ohio, promoting no particular social or political agenda other than to enrich the depth and quality of the public discourseessential to a free society. This annual speaker series is a not-for-profit organization, celebrating its 79th season.
The mission of Cleveland State University is to encourage the development of human and humane knowledge in the arts, sciences, humanities and professions through scholarship, creative activity and research while providing an accessible and contemporary education to all individuals. We are here to serve and engage the public and prepare our students to lead productive, responsible and satisfying lives in the region and global society.
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