Watch J.D. Vance's Provost's Discovery Themes Lecture

URL: https://engage.osu.edu/newslist-items/connect-and-collaborate-grants-call-for-letters-of-intent.html

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J.D. Vance will propose a hands-on approach to problems facing his native state of Ohio: opioid addiction, under-preparedness of the workforce, and domestic instability. Through his non-profit organization, Our Ohio Renewal, Vance, a 2009 alumnus of Ohio State, will tackle these issues that shaped his upbringing in Middletown, Ohio, subject of Hillbilly Elegy, Vance’s #1 New York Times best-seller.

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J.D. Vance will propose a hands-on approach to problems facing his native state of Ohio: opioid addiction, under-preparedness of the workforce, and domestic instability. Through his non-profit organization, Our Ohio Renewal, Vance, a 2009 alumnus of Ohio State, will tackle these issues that shaped his upbringing in Middletown, Ohio, subject of Hillbilly Elegy, Vance’s #1 New York Times best-seller. 

An advocate for policy changes, Vance believes that involving the family and community can be even more effective in solving these seemingly intractable—and interrelated—problems. “Where civil society can be most helpful,” he says, “is in giving people real networks and social groups that can support them when things are tough, offering them access to better opportunities, to jobs, and to activities in their community.”

Read more: https://discovery.osu.edu/about/provosts-discovery-themes-lecturer-program/jd-vance.html

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Published: Friday, Oct. 20 2017, 3:48pm
Imported: Friday, Oct. 20 2017, 4:03pm
Channel: Outreach and Engagement News
Entity: Office of Outreach and Engagement

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