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Policy Forum Discusses the Politics of Globalization

Distinguished panel of experts includes former U.S. Ambassador Jennifer Brush

Jennifer Brush

The increasingly global nature of nearly every aspect of society has had a significant impact on politics and policy, both in the United States and around the world, as evidenced by the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the global reaction to it. To better assess the impact of global politics on local, state, national and international governance, Cleveland State University will host the policy forum “The Impact of Globalization on the World and Cleveland,” Thursday, April 6.

The event, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the CSU campus in Fenn Tower, Rm. 303, will feature a distinguished panel of experts who will discuss globalization’s impact on everything from the economy and politics to immigration and the international refugee crisis. Participants will include Ambassador Jennifer Brush, who served as U.S. Chargé D'affaires in both Serbia and Turkmenistan; Danielle Drake, community relations manager for US Together a refugee resettlement agency in Cleveland; Steven Hook, professor of political science at Kent State University and author of U.S. Foreign Policy: The Paradox of World Power; and Kathryn Lavelle, the Ellen and Dixon Long Professor in World Affairs at Case Western Reserve University and author of Legislating International Organization: The U.S. Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank.

The forum was conceived and developed by a team of graduate students in the Master of Arts in Global Interactions program within CSU’s Department of Political Science. The team sought to enhance understanding of the changing dynamics of the politics of globalization while engaging key stakeholders to ultimately improve U.S. foreign and domestic policy.

“This forum is an excellent example of how the MAGI program combines first class instruction in international relations with opportunities for students to make a difference in the world around them,” adds Neda Zawahri, associate professor of political science at CSU.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the MAGI program at CSU, visit