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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Episode 39: American Diplomacy in a Disordered World

Guest: Ambassador William Burns Ambassador William Burns, President of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, spoke for the Cleveland Council on World Affairs in March of 2020 about the importance of diplomacy and cooperation, as well as current international and domestic challenges. Ambassador Burns has over three decades of experience as an American diplomat and recently […]

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The Speakers and Voices Behind Nearly a Century of Public Dialogue and International Engagement

CCWA’s speaker programming brings leading experts from around the country right here to Cleveland to share their insights and expertise on topics of pressing international importance. Our Council has promoted international public dialogue in our community for over 97 years. From Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to Ambassador Bill Burns, and journalist Robin Wright, we’ve […]

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Professional Exchange Experience in Cleveland Inspires Change in India

Each year, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs coordinates professional and learning exchanges – sponsored by the U.S. Department of State – for emerging leaders from around the world. As a result of the meetings, conversations, and experiences the international visitors have here in Cleveland, they are inspired to make a difference and take action […]

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Cleveland Council on World Affairs Announces Board of Directors Leadership Transition

The Board of Directors of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs has elected Carter Strang as its new Chairman. He will assume his new role on July 1, 2020. Carter has been an active participant in CCWA’s programs over the years, and is a valued member of CCWA’s education committee. “We are excited about the […]

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International Connections Fueling the Soul: A Conversation with Honey Bell-Bey

Through professional and learning exchanges, CCWA facilitates professional meetings with international visitors and their local counterparts. As a result of the meetings, conversations, and experiences that they have here in Cleveland, the international visitors are often inspired to take action in their home communities. CCWA is proud to facilitate these transformative experiences and do our […]

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Episode 38: One Life Documentary and the Worldwide Plight of Refugees

CCWA moderated a conversation on the global refugee crisis with Akshay Shah, Producer of the One Life documentary, Patrick Kearns, Executive Director of Refugee Response, and Paul Frankmann, current teacher and former Humanitarian Law Trainer with the American Red Cross. Their perspectives highlighted the plight of refugees and the challenges for the International Community in […]

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Three Steps to a Globally Competent Northeast Ohio

In today’s globalized world, countries, cultures and people are more interconnected than ever before and we must all work collectively to address worldwide challenges. Preparing our community for the new global economic, political and civic environment is imperative. CCWA’s Global Competency Training develops skills needed in today’s global environment. Our Global Competency Training helps participants […]

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Photo Essay: Citizen Diplomacy

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