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Accountability and Combating Corruption

July 3, 2016 - July 7, 2016

In the midst of an economic rejuvenation from its “Rust Belt” days and an ongoing political renaissance, Cleveland has strong resources focused on all aspects of governance, ranging from promoting efficiency and transparency to the role of media in engaging the citizenry. In light of recent events, promoting transparent public relations with law enforcement officials in America is a specific issue of consideration during this project. As one of the rising issues in modern political conversations, transparency and accountability in U.S. political systems is increasingly important to combating government corruption.
CCWA will welcome six visitors from Armenia that all take part in their country’s efforts to ensure lawful government practices. These participants will observe a variety of governmental and private sector institutions in order to understand U.S. approaches to transparency and accountability at all levels of government. They will explore the roles of journalists, watchdog groups, and the general public in deterring and revealing corruption among government officials and study similarities and differences in approaches to ethical conduct between government and the private sector.


International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program

Each year, over 250 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have been identified by U.S. embassies as emerging leaders in their fields.  Over 50 Nobel Laureates and 335 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government are alumni of this program. 

By connecting with foreign leaders we strengthen Northeast Ohio’s commercial, cultural, and educational ties with the rest of the world. For more information, contact Katie Ferman, Program Officer, at or click here. To get involved as a Citizen Diplomat, click here.

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