Public Lectures and Special Events
The Public Lecture Series strives to increase understanding of global issues through presenting different points of view from a variety of speakers. Through lectures and special events, CCWA presents internationally acclaimed speakers for discussion of relevant issues in today’s world. The lectures cover a broad range of geographical areas and are non-partisan in nature. The lectures are on topics of foreign policy, world economics and global issues of the day. Previous prominent speakers who have participated in special events, discussions and forums include; Chinese Ambassador H.E. Zhou Wenzhong, German Ambassador Dr. Klaus Scharioth, John C. Bogle, Paul Begala and Bill Kristol, and Kofi Anan. The lectures are open to CCWA members and to the general public.
International Visitors Programs
The Council's International Visitors Programs coordinate State Department-sponsored visits of high-level delegations and leaders from around the world. Over 400 international visitors come to Cleveland annually. The visitors work with an extensive team of volunteers, businesses and community leaders. The programs play a key role in public diplomacy and creating international connections for the region.
The Council’s education programs are dedicated to providing knowledge and opportunities for students of Northeast Ohio as they prepare to become global citizens. Our programs respond to specific curricular goals for teachers and for the development of students as they pursue higher education and careers in the global economy.
Young Professionals Program
This program engages young, internationally-focused professionals in the Council’s activities. The program provides an active setting for younger members to discuss global issues while sharing a connection to the greater Cleveland area. Young Professionals’ programming is designed by its members to provide an informal forum for lively discussion and networking.