9-17 Chinese Politics

with Michelle S. Mood, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies at Kenyon College

China has succeeded in uplifting hundreds of millions of Chinese from abject poverty using a combination of markets and control, and its global presence uses the same combination. What are the most salient aspects of China's domestic political economy and its foreign reach? In highlighting the promise and menace of the "China dream," this talk explores the logic behind China's external reach -- China's Belt and Road Initiative, expansion into the Americas, and aspirations in the South China Sea - and internal control - the anti-corruption drive, the Muslim detention camps, and the social credit system.

Adults and teens, join us on the field of wordplay!  MVPs will win prizes and we'll have (free) concessions.  It's a casual evening of friendly competition. 


Adults and grades 7th grade and up.
9-23 Granville Food Adventure: Palumbo's

Teens, join us for a journey to Italy without leaving Granville!  Destination: Palumbo's Italian Market where you can try your hand at making bruschetta, rocket salad, tagliatelle pasta with red sauce, and cannoli.  Plan to meet and be picked up at Palumbo's. 937 River Road in Granville.  Delizioso!  


Grades 7-12.  Registration required.
10-1 Blowing Off Steam with Abram Kaplan

with Abram Kaplan, Denison University Environmental Studies.


Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math (STEAM) talks are informal community-based open forum discussions featuring different topic leaders each month.   Free and open to the public!  Brought to you by the Ohio State University, Denison University, and Granville Public Library

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