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Monday February 26
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Combatting Corruption—An IMF Perspective
Corruption is a universal challenge. Corruption undermines economic development, sows distrust in democratic institutions, deepens inequality, and corrodes civil society. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has taken a strong position in combatting corruption. What drives corruption? Why does corruption matter? What are the economic costs of corruption? Which anti-corruption strategies are the most effective? And what is the most effective role for the IMF to perform (or refrain from) in anti-corruption reform? In this moderated discussion with CMC President Hiram Chodosh, Sean Hagan P'20, general counsel and director of the legal department at the IMF, will address these and other major questions confronting the IMF in its sustained reform efforts.
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Tuesday February 27
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Complicated South
The son of a Baptist preacher, memoirist and author of Boy Erased, Garrard Conley grew up gay in rural Arkansas. His experience attending an "ex-gay" conversion therapy facility, followed by years of strained relationships with his family, led him to a unique and complicated understanding of the American South. Through interviews with family members, former "ex-gay" therapists, psychologists, and advocates, Conley will share new insights he has developed into what it means to be Southern in the 21st century.
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Wednesday February 28
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
A Plan to Promote Equity Across Our Region
Marianne Haver Hill, executive director of Propel LA, the countywide strategic plan for economic development housed at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, will discuss is the implementation of this ambitious consensus-developed plan which involves more than 500 stakeholder groups and is designed to promote greater equity across the region, as well as more prosperity for all area residents through improved education and workforce development, job creation, and livable communities.
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Thursday March 1
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
"They" and the Emotional Weight of Words
As a graduate student at the London School of Economics, B. Cole, founder of The Brown Boi Project, cobbled together stories, interviews, and research on how gender identity, and expression become language that makes us visible in the world. Given the current debate about using gender-neutral pronouns, they will address how language is the space in which we carve a place for ourselves, where we demand to be seen and is also a reflection point for culture, community, and family to acknowledge our existence on our terms.
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$17.50
 
Thursday March 1
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
How We Rise: Strategies for Social Innovation
For more than 30 years Echoing Green, a global organization seeding and unleashing next-generation talent, has identified, cultivated, and invested deeply in emerging leaders to accelerate their impact on transforming the world through economic development, racial and gender equity, environmental sustainability, and more. Today, Echoing Green talent consists of 700+ innovators who have launched Teach For America, City Year, One Acre Fund, SKS Microfinance, Public Allies, and more. Cheryl Dorsey, president and CEO of Echoing Green, will demonstrate how through responsible leadership, businesses can promote a brighter future for all.
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This event has reached capacity. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Leisa Domotor in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (909) 621-8097 or ldomotor@cmc.edu.
Thursday March 1
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Monsters to Destroy
"Monsters to Destroy" is a multimedia performance by filmmaker and comedian Ben Tumin (Pomona 2012) discussing refugee resettlement in the United States.
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Friday March 2
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
"That Person in the Mirror": Leveraging YOUR Time, Talents, and Assets to Make a Difference
In the keynote address for the 1st Annual Women of Color Power and Purpose Forum, Judy Belk, president and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness), will share reflections on how her personal journey has been shaped by deeply held values and how informed choices have helped advance her career in the public and private sectors, including as the current leader of one of California’s largest health philanthropies. She will share examples from her own experience that point to ways "You" can make a difference.
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To register for the Women of Color Power and Purpose Forum, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-annual-women-of-color-power-and-purpose-forum-tickets-42687418217.
Monday March 5
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
American Conservatism at a Crossroads
Under Donald Trump, American conservatism increasingly presents itself as authoritarian and ethnically chauvinist. How has this happened? Why? Are hopes dead for a conservatism that is democratic, responsible, and inclusive? David Frum, a former staffer to President George W. Bush, senior editor at The Atlantic, and author of the NYT bestseller Trumpocracy will offer a vision of a better future for the American center-right.
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Tuesday March 6
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Jewish Discourse: Identity, Justice, and Religion
Behind the leaders and negotiators in any conflict are the societies they represent. While most discussions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict tend to focus on the policy issues in dispute, an unspoken but no less important dimension is the way in which the conflict is viewed and experienced within each community and in the context of its own self-understanding. Tal Becker, senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, will review the nature of Jewish discourse with respect to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, both within and outside Israel, to illuminate the values, ideas, historical references, and narratives that shape this debate and offer a deeper perspective on the conflict and the challenges and opportunities associated with addressing it.
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Wednesday March 7
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Divorce without Separation? Reimagining the Two-State Solution and Middle East Peace
The vision of "two states for two peoples" has guided efforts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict for decades. Omar Dajani, professor of law at McGeorge School of Law and former legal adviser to the Palestinian negotiating team in the peace talks with Israel, will reflect on whether there are any good alternatives and whether it is possible to achieve peace in the Holy Land without separating the peoples who call it home.
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Monday March 19
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Coptic Orthodox Christians in the Middle East
His Grace Bishop Kyrillos, the first American-born bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church, will provide a historical overview of the Coptic Orthodox Church and examine the modern challenges faced by this historic Christian community in the Middle East.
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Tuesday March 20
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Is the Problem of Freedom of Speech Soluble?
Freedom of speech, especially on campuses, is again a subject of intense discussion and debate. Complicating the discord, according to Michael Zuckert, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, is that the accepted doctrines of free speech have undergone many transformations and several varieties of speech doctrine now coexist—and often conflict—each claiming allegiance to a distinctive conception of free speech. Zuckert will address the development of the different speech doctrines by considering political and philosophic reasons as well as the implications associated with the different versions of free speech doctrine.
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Wednesday March 21
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Reform Contradictions Facing China's New Leadership
Drawing on his book, Cracking the China Conundrum—Why Conventional Economic Wisdom Is Wrong, Yukon Huang, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment, will highlight the reform challenges facing China's new leadership. These include options for dealing with China’s debt problems, sustaining rapid growth, curtailing corruption, moderating trade and investment tensions with the West and coping with pressures for political liberalization. Huang will argue that many of the mainstream assumptions for addressing these issues are misguided and often lead to flawed policy prescriptions.
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Thursday March 22
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Rise and Fall of a Tribal Species: Why America and its Universities are Malfunctioning
The human mind is finely tuned for tribal conflict. America’s founders knew this and designed a system that would reduce the damage done by factionalism. We had a great run. But now a variety of social, technological, and intellectual trends are amplifying our tribal tendencies, with alarming implications for the future. Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist at the New York University, will use moral psychology to analyze recent trends in politics, and in university life and recommend reforms that might help adapt our universities and our politics to an age of polarization and perpetual outrage.
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Summary
Sean Hagan P'20:
Dinner
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$20.00
Garrard Conley:
Dinner
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$20.00
Marianne Haver Hill:
Dinner
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$20.00
B. Cole (LUNCH):
Lunch
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$17.50
Ben Tumin POM'12:
Dinner
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$20.00
David Frum:
Dinner
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$20.00
Tal Becker:
Dinner
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$20.00
Omar Dajani:
Dinner
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$20.00
Bishop Kyrillos:
Dinner
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$20.00
Michael Zuckert:
Dinner
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$20.00
Yukon Huang:
Dinner
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$20.00
Jonathan Haidt:
Dinner
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$20.00
Donation:
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