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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In Memoriam: Maura O’Donnell-McCarthy

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of CCWA’s CEO, Maura O’Donnell-McCarthy. Maura passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 8. The entire CCWA family mourns this loss. On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we extend our deepest sympathies to Maura’s family. Maura was an inspiring civic leader, energetic and […]

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In Memoriam: Michael G. Meissner, Chairman of CCWA Board

With great sadness, we remember Michael Meissner, Chairman of the CCWA Board, who passed away unexpectedly on May 16, 2016. At this time our thoughts are with Mike’s family. We will miss Mike and remember him with great fondness.  Michael’s relationship with the Cleveland Council on World Affairs started when he was a high school student […]

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CCWA Celebrates 70th Year of Hosting Model United Nations Conferences

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs will celebrate 70th year of hosting its Model United Nations conferences, starting with a celebration at its March 4-5, 2015 conference. At Model UN, local high school and middle school students represent countries in UN committees and discuss current global issues. CCWA’s Model UN program is one of the […]

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Announcing 2014-15 Speaker Series

Heather Hodges, President and Ambassador-in-Residence and R. Henry Norweb Chair, announced the Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ 2014-15 Speaker Series Global Issues for Cleveland’s Global Citizens.  The series takes you on a journey through the Middle East, Africa,  Cuba, Pakistan,  Afghanistan and Latin America. “CCWA presents timely topics and speakers to help citizens interpret current […]

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Announcing CCWA’s Second Annual Global Impact Award

The second year of CCWA’s marquee event — celebrating insight, engagement, and international action. The Global Impact Award recognizes an individual or organization whose actions have had positive impact in helping to create greater understanding and cooperation among people or countries around the world. Each year the council selects a Brooks Emeny Distinguished Speaker who […]

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CCWA Redesigns Website

Welcome to the newly-designed online home for the Cleveland Council on World Affairs!

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