Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Origins of ISIS and its Place in Political Islam

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has emerged as the most  terrifying and brutal of extreme jihadist groups in the Middle East. It  controls hundreds of square miles, all the way from Syria’s  Mediterranean coast to the south of Baghdad in an attempt to establish an Islamic caliphate or state. In recent weeks, […]


The Ebola Epidemic

We are currently in the midst of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. The World Health Organization anticipates nearly 20,000 people will be infected before the outbreak ends. Join Steven Gordon, M.D., Chairman of Infectious Disease at Cleveland Clinic, and Chris Williams, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University, […]


The Costs of the Cup: FIFA, Brazil and the Big Questions in International Sports

Join us the first Tuesday of each month to tackle current issues at a world affairs happy hour at the Happy Dog. This month, join special guests that will discuss the politics behind the World Cup. Featured Speakers: Otto Orf, former goalkeeper of the Cleveland Crunch (1989-2004) Jose Sola, Associate Professor of History, Cleveland State […]


Making Sense of the Ukraine-Russia Crisis

The Inaugural event in a new joint series — Happy Dog Takes on the World — presented by the Council on World Affairs and the City Club of Cleveland. Join special guest experts on Russia and Ukraine, including Professor Stephen Crowley, Chair of the Russian & East European Studies and Peace & Conflict Studies departments at […]

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