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Dialogue is a series of provocative discussions about the most challenging issues facing our community and country held in partnership with Ohio State’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

Upcoming Events

The Future of Work
Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 5-7 p.m.
Fawcett Center for Tomorrow, 2400 Olentangy River Road Columbus, OH

The increased use of automation, artificial intelligence and global competition is changing the way people work. What kind of impact will technological progress, demographic change, and other market forces have on jobs, skills and wages in the future?

Featuring Kai Ryssdal, host and senior editor of Marketplace, the most widely heard program on business and the economy, airing weekdays at 6pm on 89.7 NPR News

Guest Panelists:

  • Lisa Patt-McDaniel – President and CEO of Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio
  • Scot McLemore – Talent Acquisition and Deployment | HR and Admin Division of Honda North America, Inc.

Registration Rates:
General admission: $15
Student: $5 (student ID will be required at check-in)
Seating is limited so purchase your tickets today

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Past Events

Will the Forever War Ever End?
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Ann Fisher, host of All Sides with Ann Fisher on 89.7 NPR News, and Dr. Peter Mansoor, Ohio State Univeristy Chair of Military History and military analyst for CNN, discussed if the “Forever War” will ever end with U.S. military engagement in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and extended conflicts in the Middle East. And what this continuing commitment of troops overseas means for national security at home and abroad.

A Look at Women in Ohio Politics
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 6 p.m.
Fawcett Center for Tomorrow, 2400 Olentangy River Road Columbus, OH

NPR political correspondent Asma Khalid explored the challenges and opportunities for female candidates with state senator Charleta Tavares (D- Columbus), Columbus Recreation and Parks’ Sophia Fifner and Wendy Smooth, associate professor of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences.


The New Age of Entrepreneurship
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Sam Sanders, host of NPR’s It’s Been a Minute, moderated a discussion about the New Age of Entrepreneurship with Tanisha Robinson, CEO, BrewDog USA and Merry Korn, President/CEO, Pearl Interactive Network.