The Latest from the Cleveland Council on World Affairs


The Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) is excited to honor Patrick Kearns, Executive Director of Refugee Response, with our inaugural Dr. Wael Khoury Award for Emerging Global Leaders at our 2022 Global Impact Award…

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The Richard W. Pogue Fellowship will cultivate the next generation of globally minded leaders in Cleveland. Our 2022-2023 fellows will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive members-only speaker forums and other programs about the…

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Foreign Policy Forum COVID-19 Protocol Update March 2022 In light of the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are amending our health security measures as we continue in-person programming. As of March 23, 2022,…

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The Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ Young Professionals Advisory Committee (YPAC) is a body of young professionals who support the work of CCWA in its efforts to engage young professionals and students in our programming…

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Updated January 1, 2022 In light of the current surge in COVID-19 cases in Cuyahoga County, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs is enacting additional health security measures – as of January 2022 – to…

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A Podcast from the Cleveland Council on World Affairs

Hear firsthand accounts and perspectives on current global issues and examine international news stories behind the headlines. Experts, government officials, representatives of the media, and diplomats explore relevant and timely geopolitical topics ranging from foreign policy to world economics and current global issues. Join the global conversation!


Episode 62: Lessons from the Edge: Ukraine in Crisis with Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

Ambassador Marie "Masha" Yovanovitch has a stark but hopeful story to tell of the dedication of foreign service officers and her own career. As Ambassador...
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Episode 61: How the UN is Tackling Global Crises: An Insider’s Perspective with UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Melissa Fleming

The world has always been managing crises. From armed conflict to climate change and pandemics, the United Nations is the place where the international community...
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Episode 60: International Women of Courage: Honoring the 2023 Awardees

The International Women of Courage Award given by the U.S. Secretary of State recognizes extraordinary women from around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage,...



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