The first full year of CNN Dialogues events culminates in Atlanta with a live event on the Millennial generation – how members of this generation are changing how we work, live, and think. Born after 1981, ‘Millennials’ are more multicultural, less religious, more educated, and more technologically savvy than older generations.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Millennials make up just under a quarter of the American workforce – and that share is growing. On Thursday, Oct. 04, attendees to the CNN Dialogues forum will discuss the role of Millennials in business life – how they are changing the American workplace, and how the most challenging economy in generations may be changing them.
“The Millennial Generation: Changing the Way We Do Business” will be held at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts (80 Forsyth Street, NW) on Thursday, Oct. 04 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm ET in Atlanta.
CNN anchor and chief business correspondent Ali Velshi will moderate the forum. Velshi is based in New York and anchors World Business Today on CNN International and Your Money on CNN/U.S. Velshi is an author, reports on global business events, contributes his expertise to CNN’s cross-platform business news, and interviews compelling personalities from the world of finance.
“The millennial generation is like nothing we’ve ever seen before – given the access they have had to education, technology and globalization. Their entrance into the workforce changes the way business has traditionally operated, opening borders and concepts that were barriers just a generation ago,” said Velshi.
The panelists for this public discussion include some of the nation’s most experienced experts on the Millennial generation in the workforce. Each panelist will bring to the discussion a depth of knowledge through varied experiences: professional management, scholarly research and publications, and personal experiences: FULL POST
In the years since Michael Harrington’s seminal work, The Other America (1962), perhaps no issue has proven more complex, destructive, and intractable than poverty in America. The social and economic inequities associated with enduring poverty have also been persistent for the City of Atlanta.
Although Atlanta has been able to successfully foster bright spots of urban renewal, in 2009, Atlanta was forced to return $24 million in federal anti-poverty funds that it had failed to allocate to anti-poverty initiatives. The decades-long debate over the efforts to alleviate poverty will be the focus of “Today’s Other America: Poverty in America,” a CNN Dialogues event to be held at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts (80 Forsythe Street, NW) on Wednesday, April 18 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm ET in Atlanta. FULL POST
February 09 Forum to be moderated by CNN International Anchor Hala Gorani at Atlanta’s Emory University
The political uprisings ignited in 2010 and 2011 in North Africa and the Middle East, labeled the ‘Arab Spring,’ have altered history and upended the balance of power in the region. The uncertainty and struggles that continue to unfold are the focus of “The ‘Arab Spring’: A Path to Democracy?,” a CNN Dialogues event that will be held at the Glenn Memorial Auditorium (1652 North Decatur Road) at Emory University in Atlanta on Thursday, Feb. 09 at 7:00pm ET.
CNN International anchor Hala Gorani will moderate a dynamic evening forum, exploring issues of democracy, women’s rights, the role of Islamists, and the role of social media in the uprisings from Tunisia to Egypt to Bahrain to Yemen with scholars, journalists, and activists. Gorani is based in Atlanta, but has reported from every country in the Middle East and North Africa, including Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. She spent much of 2011 covering the tumultuous political uprisings in the region, particularly the Egyptian revolution.
The panelists for this discussion are: FULL POST
HLN anchor Jane Velez Mitchell will moderate a dynamic discussion about the history and impact of increased openness upon LGBT communities – as well as how greater LGBT openness has impacted American society. “Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender: Has More Openness Led to More Acceptance?” a CNN Dialogues event, will be held at Atlanta’s Grady High School Theater on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7:00pm ET. FULL POST