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Center for Policy Studies

Public Affairs Discussion Group

Cleveland's Downtown Rebound?

Richey Piiparinen - M.A., M.U.P.D.D., Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University
Friday September 7, 2012
12:30-1:30 p.m.
***Special Location: Baker-Nord Room, Clark Hall-Room 206***
Case Western Reserve University

Dear Colleagues:

Downtown Cleveland and the surrounding neighborhoods are growing faster than the outer ring suburbs and the rest of Cuyahoga County for the first time in decades.

Current residents of these central neighborhoods are of a disproportionately young-age--21-34.

What is the source of this growth in neighborhoods like the Warehouse District and Ohio City? Can it be sustained as the people who move in start thinking about having children and educating them? Richey Piiparinen has been studying the trendline over 70 years of central neighborhoods. He will talk about what his work suggests about prospects for downtown, and how policies can encourage or solidify this “infill of the inner core”.

All best regards,
Joe White
Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy and Director, Center for Policy Studies

About Our Guest...

Richey Piiparinen, received his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago and M.U.P.D.D from Cleveland State University. He joined the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development to work as a Research Assistant in 2011. A Cleveland native and current City resident, Richey's dedication to Northeast Ohio is reflected in past and current work related to: workforce development; community aging; neighborhood re-development, and the socio-emotional effects of the post-industrial landscape. A writer, he has published numerous short stories as well as contributing to a regional blog dedicated to a Rust Belt renaissance called Rust Wire. Richey is a die-hard Cleveland sports fan, with an emphasis on the "die-hard", considering.

Where We Meet

The Friday Public Affairs Lunch convenes each Friday when classes are in session, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. We usually meet in the Dampeer Room of Kelvin Smith Library. The Dampeer Room is on the second floor of the library. Occasionally we need to use a different room; that will always be announced in the weekly e-mails. This week's venue is on the second floor of Clark Hall. There is an entrance that faces Bellflower Road. Participants who do not want to climb stairs should use the alternate entrance that is on the right-hand side of the building as you face it from Bellflower, and take the elevator to the second floor.

Parking Possibilities

The most convenient parking for the Dampeer Room location is the lot underneath Severance Hall. We regret that it is not free. From that lot there is an elevator up to street level (labeled as for the Thwing Center) For Clark Hall, the parking lot at the corner of Euclid and Ford is about as close. We regret that construction has eliminated the street parking on Bellflower.

Friday Lunch Upcoming Topics and Speakers:

September 14: High Cost-Sharing for Prescription Drugs: Patient Response, Physician Response, and Public Policy. With Mariana Carrera, Assistant Professor of Economics

September 21: The Future of University Libraries.
With Arnold Hirshon, Associate Provost and University Librarian

September 28: The European Economy and EU Politics.
With Elliot Posner, Associate Professor of Political Science***Special Location: Mather House 100***

October 5: Presidents and the Media.
With Jeffrey E. Cohen Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Fordham University

October 12: The Future of Primary Care.
With George Kikano MD, Chair, Department of Family Medicine.

October 19: Biblical Rhetoric in the 2012 Elections.
With Timothy K. Beal, Florence Harkness Professor of Religion.

October 26: Special Event in Memory of Alec Lamis – “Insecure Majorities: Congress and the Permanent Campaign.”
With Frances E. Lee, Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland ***Special Location: Wolstein Medical Research Building auditorium, first floor, 2103 Cornell Road. Lunch and Mama Jo’s pies provided.***

November 2: Political Science Department Pre-Election Forecasts.
With Justin Buchler, Associate Professor of Political Science, and colleagues.

November 9: What Just Happened? Open discussion about the election results,
with Joe White, Chair, Department of Political Science.

November 16: Learning from Mad Cows.
With Dr. Pierluigi Gambetti, Professor and Director, Division of Neuropathology and Director, National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center.

November 23: No Session - Thanksgiving Break

November 30: The Medium is the Message: What Happens When Universities Digitize Course Evaluations.
With Timothy J. Fogarty, Professor of Accountancy.

December 7: The “Chicago Boys” Without Pinochet: Privatization and Protest in Chile.
With Diane Haughney, Ph.D.

September 4, 2012

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Upcoming Events

The Challenge of the 21st Century: Setting the Real Bottom Line

Inamori Ethics Prize Ceremony and Recipient Lecture, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at 6 p.m., Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Reserve your free tickets to the symposium and prize ceremony online at or by calling the Severance Hall box office at 216.231.1111.

The recipient of this year's Inamori Ethics Prize is David Suzuki, PhD. A passionate environmentalist, a global leader on issues of sustainable ecology and social justice, and a long time activist working to address climate change, Suzuki is a powerful voice on behalf of biodiversity, future generations and the planet. He will be honored with the prize and then he will deliver a public lecture.

Presidential Power, Foreign Policy, and the 2012 Election

Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith, former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Legal Counsel, Friday September 7, 2012, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Moot Courtroom (A59), Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 11075 East Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith will deliver a featured lecture at the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center’s day long symposium. This timely symposium explores the contemporary debate over the foreign affairs powers of the President. Two dozen former high-level government officials and leading academics will discuss: Presidential Power in a War without End; The War Powers Resolution at 40; Rendition and Targeted Killings of Americans; The President’s Power to Manage International Economic Affairs; The President’s Power to Implement International Law after Medellin v. Texas; and Comparing the Approach of the Presidential Candidates.

Internet Piracy and the Constitution

2012 Constitution Day Program, A Discussion With, Mark Avsec, J.D., Partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, and Adjunct Professor of Law at CWRU and Raymond Ku, J.D., Professor of Law and the Co-Director of Center for Law, Technology and the Arts at CWRU, Monday September 17, 2012, 4:30-6p.m., Moot Courtroom (A59), Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 11075 East Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of Government and Community Relations, Cleveland Institute of Art, Center for Policy Studies, and the School of Law.

Over the past decade, disputes about intellectual property and piracy on the internet have become steadily more prominent. In October 2011, the House Judiciary Committee introduced the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). With its bipartisan sponsors, the bill proposed anti-piracy measures allowing the U.S. Department of Justice and intellectual property owners to exercise control over websites facilitating copyright infringement. In the Senate, the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) introduced additional methods for the government and copyright holders to protect against counterfeit goods domestically and abroad. Given protests and an unprecedented internet blackout, voting on the bills was suspended. However, a third bill intended to protect against cyber threats, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), passed in the House of Representatives in April 2012.

The Constitution Day 2012 forum will examine constitutional questions raised by internet piracy, proposed legislation to regulate the internet, copyright law, and other issues related to intellectual property. It will include perspectives from the speakers, questions from a CWRU student panel, and audience participation.

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