International Exchanges Shape Dialogue for Human Trafficking Prevention

The scourge of human trafficking impacts communities around the world. Billboards found around Cleveland stating “It Happens Here Too” reflect the fact our community is no exception to human trafficking activity. Over 350 trafficking victims have been identified in Greater Cleveland in the past three years alone. The Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) has […]

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Episode 43: Global Economic Outlook 2021

Guest: Nicolas Véron At the start of the new year, Nicolas Véron, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, spoke at CCWA’s inaugural Dr. Raj and Karen Aggarwal Forum on International Business. Véron addressed the continuing impact of the global pandemic on the world economy. In Q&A, he touched upon the outlook […]

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CCWA Announces Launch of the Young Professionals Advisory Committee

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is excited to announce the launch of the Young Professionals Advisory Committee (YPAC), a body of young professionals who will support the work of CCWA in its efforts to engage young professionals and students in our programming by: Providing program feedback and insight to the board and staff of […]

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Episode 42: Crisis in the U.S.-China Relationship

Guest: Susan Thornton Susan Thornton, a retired senior U.S. diplomat with near 30 years of experience with the U.S. State Department and current Senior Fellow at Yale Law School, spoke in a virtual webinar for CCWA in November of 2020. Thornton addressed the changing U.S.-China relationship and what the future might look like. Throughout Q&A, […]

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Episode 41: Foreign Policy and the 2020 Election

Guest: Ambassador Nicholas Burns Ambassador Nicholas Burns, the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School, spoke in a virtual webinar for CCWA on October 26, 2020. Ambassador Burns discussed the role of foreign policy in the 2020 election and the changing role of […]

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CCWA Announces the Hitachi Healthcare Americas 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum Series

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) is proud to announce its 2020-2021 Hitachi Healthcare Americas Foreign Policy Forum series. For the second year in a row, Hitachi Healthcare Americas is partnering with CCWA to support our public speaker programs. This year, we are pleased to announce that sponsorship support from Hitachi Healthcare Americas will […]

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CCWA Announces the 2020-2021 Richard W. Pogue Fellows

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is pleased to announce our 2020-2021 Richard W. Pogue Fellows. “This Fellowship will cultivate the next generation of globally-minded leaders in Cleveland. Their rich backgrounds and experiences made these five accomplished Fellows stand out, and we look forward to welcoming them to the CCWA family for our 2020-2021 season!” […]

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In Memoriam: David Silk

With great sadness, we remember David Silk, dedicated CCWA Board Member and a long-time member of CCWA, who passed away on August 12, 2020. During this time of sorrow, our thoughts are with David’s family. As a board member, David was extremely generous with his time and talent, energetic and visionary with his ideas, and […]

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Episode 40: Coronavirus in Conflict Zones

Guest: Jarrett Blanc Jarrett Blanc, a senior fellow in the Geoeconomics and Strategy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, spoke in a virtual webinar for CCWA in May of 2020. Jarrett Blanc is a returning guest of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. In a great discussion on COVID-19 and conflict zones, Blanc […]

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CCWA’s Academic Partnerships Prepare Future Leaders for Today’s Global Society

CCWA offers academic partnerships to help local schools and universities inspire students to develop a curiosity for the world beyond their immediate environment. Thanks to CCWA programs, students can build awareness of and interest in global issues, as well as the skills and competencies to successfully work, learn and live in our increasingly global world. […]

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