Episode 30: The Consequences of an America First Foreign Policy

Guest: Dr. James Lindsay Dr. James Lindsay, Senior Vice President at the Council on Foreign Relations, joined the Cleveland Council on World Affairs for a Foreign Policy Forum to address changes in United States foreign policy in the last decade. Through a moderated discussion, Dr. Lindsay spoke about economic shifts within the United States, domestic […]

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Episode 29: Securing the Future in a Changing Middle East with Ambassador Ryan Crocker

Guest: Ambassador Ryan Crocker Ambassador Ryan Crocker, a distinguished diplomat whose career spanned four presidencies, discussed regional changes in the Middle East and the future of leadership in the Middle East. Discussion also touched on current conflicts in the region, including in Yemen and Syria. Throughout Q&A, Ambassador Crocker addressed the United States’ role in […]

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Episode 28: Global Health Challenges in 2018

Guest: Dr. Nizar Zein Dr. Nizar Zein, Chairman and Medical Director of Global Patient Services at the Cleveland Clinic, explored top challenges in global health care and international medicine as part of a Cleveland Council on World Affairs Foreign Policy Forum. Dr. Zein focused on global health problems that cross international borders, and ways in which the […]

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Episode 27: 400 Years of Dutch-American and Transatlantic Relations

Guest: Ambassador Henne Schuwer  Ambassador Schuwer joined the Cleveland Council on World Affairs for a Foreign Policy Forum to discuss the lasting relationship between the Netherlands and the United States. Ambassador Schuwer began by addressing the historic ties between the two nations and room for growth in our relationship. During Q&A, the Ambassador shared his thoughts on […]

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Episode 26: The Global Impact Award 2018

Guest: Senator George J. Mitchell The 2018 Global Impact Award honored Senator George Mitchell for his distinguished career as a peacemaker in Northern Ireland and his work as a U.S. Senator. Senator Mitchell received CCWA’s Global Impact Award and delivered the Brooks Emeny Distinguished Lecture. The Global Impact Award from the Cleveland Council on World […]

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Episode 25: NAFTA- North American Competitiveness is Job #1‎

Guest: The Honorable François-Philippe Champagne From the outset of the talks on the modernization of NAFTA, Canada’s approach has been to propose ideas and solutions that will benefit businesses and workers in all three countries. Technology, business, and society have evolved in North America over the past 24 years, and that needs to be reflected […]

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Episode 24: The New Afghanistan Policy: How New Is It and What’s It Worth?

Guest: Ambassador Ronald Neumann CCWA hosted former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and current President of the American Academy of Diplomacy Ronald E. Neumann for a discussion on U.S. policy on Afghanistan. In August 2017, the Trump Administration announced a policy shift increasing troops in Afghanistan and dropping the time limits of U.S. departure from the […]

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Episode 23: The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: How Does This End?

Guest: Evans J.R. Revere As North Korea is inching closer to becoming a nuclear-armed regime, the world braces for one of the world’s gravest security threats. Evans J.R. Revere, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies, addressed where U.S. policy on North Korea is heading. Will the U.S. accept […]

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Episode 22: The 2018 Global Economic Outlook

Guest: Michael Weidokal  As 2017 comes to a close, Michael Weidokal, Executive Director of International Strategic Analysis in Luxembourg, addressed the key economic, trade, investment, and geopolitical issues that will shape the global economy in 2018. Weidokal also explored the predictions of improved economic growth in 2018 contrasted against uncertainty in the West and increasing […]

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Episode 21: The Myth of China’s Might- And What It Means for America

Guest: Jeremy R. Haft Jeremy R. Haft, a 20 year veteran of the China market, adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and CEO of SafeSource Trading, an export trading firm, discussed the rise of China and its true economic might. With U.S. security concerns in Asia influenced by China’s economic power, Haft addressed whether or not […]

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