The Latest from the Cleveland Council on World Affairs


The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is pleased to welcome two more new colleagues to our team. Grace Blanchard is CCWA’s new Office Coordinator, and Maria Garcia-Olalla joins the international exchange team as the new…

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The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is pleased to welcome two new colleagues to our team. Amy Moniot has accepted the role of Manager of Programming, and Veronica Ruhe is CCWA’s new Program Associate for…

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The Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) is proud to announce its 2021-2022 FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation Foreign Policy Forum series. This year, our Foreign Policy Forums will explore a world reshaped by the global…

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The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 Richard W. Pogue Fellows. “The Richard W. Pogue Fellowship gives young professionals in Cleveland a voice in conversations about foreign policy and global…

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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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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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