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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Local Students Develop a Passion for World Affairs through CCWA’s Model United Nations Program

CCWA’s Model United Nations (MUN) program is one of the longest-standing Model UN programs in the world. The program brings together 2,000 Northeast Ohio high school and middle school students every year. During a Model UN conference, students engage in a learning experience like no other: they represent a country in a simulation of a […]

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Citizen Exchanges Make a Difference for a Local Non-Profit Leader

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs nominated Danielle Drake for a U.S. Department of State-sponsored outbound exchange to India for three weeks in 2018. The Professional Fellows Program for Governance and Society welcomes emerging leaders from India, Pakistan, and Nepal to the U.S. for four-week fellowship programs, and selects a cohort of emerging U.S. nonprofit […]

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Bridges to the World Connects Local Classrooms to the World

Launched in 2019, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ Bridges to the World professional development program trains middle school and high school educators to confidently integrate global education and current events into their classrooms. The program is called Bridges to the World because it builds “bridges” that connect classrooms in Northeast Ohio to events, issues […]

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CCWA Announces the Richard W. Pogue Fellowship Program

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs Announces the 2020-2021 Richard W. Pogue Fellowship Program The Richard W. Pogue Fellowship will cultivate the next generation of globally-minded leaders in Cleveland. Our 2020-2021 fellows will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive members-only speaker forums and other programs about the most pressing international topics of our time, […]

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CCWA Awarded Global Competence Recognition

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ Global Competency Training program has been awarded a recognition for our work in promoting cross-cultural communication and sharing strategies for working in diverse teams. CCWA received the Global Competence Associates’ Global Competence Organization designation, and the Global Competence Aptitude Assessment (GCAA)® Authorized Representative recognition. Only extremely select organizations are […]

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The Power of Citizen Diplomacy

Citizen Diplomacy is the concept that individual citizens have the right, even the responsibility, to help shape U.S. foreign relations, “one handshake at a time.” Last month, CCWA took the national spotlight in celebrating the power of citizen diplomacy at the 2020 Global Ties U.S. National Meeting. The CCWA team represented Northeast Ohio at our […]

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Building Bridges from Cleveland to Taiwan

On October 19, Kjell Aspelin, Amanda Bendis, and Sydney Heckeler disembarked from a twelve-hour flight. The three Cleveland high school students had just landed in Taiwan for a two-week trip to discover the country, its culture, and its music. For all of the students, it was their first time in Asia; for one of them, […]

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CCWA Announces New CEO Carina Van Vliet

Carina Van Vliet has been named the Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ new Chief Executive Officer. She will assume her position on January 2, 2019. Carina has most recently been a Regional Manager for Business Development and Communications at Jones Day. After moving to Cleveland in 2014, she served as a Senior Advisor to the […]

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