How will the Republican National Convention impact Cleveland? Find out at next Baker-Nord Center event

Cleveland in the Political Crosshairs: A Panel Discussion flyerWith the date of the Republican National Convention fast approaching, the focus of the nation and the world is turning to Cleveland, and it has possible implications for the city and region.

Cleveland’s politics will be subject to broader scrutiny as well, with increased media attention devoted to our upcoming senatorial and mayoral races, among others.

What are the prospects for protests and disruptions during the convention? What impact will that have on Cleveland’s politics? Cleveland truly is caught in the political crosshairs—join the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities for a panel discussion on the convention.

The panel, which will be held Tuesday, May 10, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Clark Hall, Room 206, will be composed of:

  • Karen Beckwith, the Flora Stone Mather Professor and chair of the Department of Political Science;
  • Ellen Connally, formerly a judge of the Cleveland Municipal Court and past president of the Cuyahoga City Council;
  • Mansfield Frazier, writer and journalist with national and local publications, including and guiding force behind The Vineyards of Chateau Hough; and
  • Rhonda Y. Williams, associate professor of history and founder and director of the Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve University.

The event is free and open to the public.