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“Current Political Issues in Cleveland and How Research Can Help Make a Change”

The Center for Civic Engagement & Learning (CCEL) Student Executive Council invites the Case Western Reserve University community to take part in a virtual discussion on policies and politics in Cleveland. As elections draw near, it’s important for voters to be nationally and locally aware and engaged. Learn from panelists working at the intersection of policy, politics and research in the Cleveland area about how policy is shaped, the influence of research in policy creation, and ways in which students can engage in the policy change process.

Panelists will be:

  • Gregory Brown, executive director of PolicyBridge, a nonpartisan, African American-led public policy think tank in Cleveland;
  • Olivia Ortega, a CWRU alum and director of government advocacy at the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the largest metropolitan chamber of commerce in the nation; and
  • Zach Schiller, research director at Policy Matters Ohio, a statewide non-profit policy research institute with offices in Cleveland and Columbus.

The discussion will take place on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Register for the discussion via CampusGroups.