Happy Dog Takes on the World

Happy Dog Takes on the World

Tue · August 7, 2018

7:30 pm

Free

This event is all ages

Happy Dog Takes on the World
Happy Dog Takes on the World
During a summit on June 12, 2018, President Donald J. Trump and Kim Jong-un, leader of the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea (DPRNK), signed an agreement pledging to "build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula" including complete denuclearization and the recovery of POW/MIA remains.

How does this current agreement between U.S. and North Korea compare to past peace efforts? Is there any reason to believe this Summit, and the resulting agreement, will lead to legitimate change in U.S.-Korean relations?

Join us, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Global Cleveland, International Partners in Mission, and the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies (NOCMES) for a conversation on the history of U.S.-DPRNK relations and the implications of this current agreement on U.S. foreign policy.
The U.S. was not immune to this trend. For more the 200 years, Americans have held fast to the country's seemingly impenetrable democratic systems and institutions, in checks and balances, and separation of powers. However, in January 2017, The Economist downgraded the U.S.’s democratic ranking from "full democracy” to “flawed democracy.” The ranking, while surprising to many, is arguably reflective of the shifts in the global thoughts about democracy - only one-third of millennials worldwide believe that “it is extremely important to live in a democracy,” and one in six Americans thinks that military rule is a good form of government. How did we arrive here? Can - and should - democracy be saved?

Join us, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Global Cleveland, International Partners in Mission, and the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies (NOCMES) as WCPN reporter/producer Tony Ganzer talks with Yascha Mounk, Ph.D., Lecturer in the Department of Government at Harvard University and author of The People vs. Democracy: Why our Freedom is in Danger and How to Save It, on the future of liberal democracy worldwide.

Location: The Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, 44102

Schedule: 7 p.m. Doors open
7:30 p.m. Event begins
8:45 p.m. Event ends

This event is free - no registration required.
Venue Information:
Happy Dog
5801 Detroit Rd
Cleveland, OH, 44102
http://www.happydogcleveland.com/about.php