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Identity Politics in U.S. Elections: A Project for Canada

November 6, 2016 - November 9, 2016

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs will be welcoming political operatives, observers, and analysts from Canada for a program entitled “Identity Politics in U.S. Elections”. This will be an exciting time to learn about the United States’ election process, given that visitors will be able witness Election Day firsthand and have an opportunity to participate in campaign rallies and canvassing activities themselves. Visitors will learn about political outreach strategies and the impact of special interest groups on elections. They will also meet with representatives from both major parties, and explore the intersection of demographic changes and increasing political polarization in the United States.  Visitors will also discuss the Republican National Convention’s effect on both parties and on voters. In this highly watched election cycle, this program will allow our Canadian visitors to experience electoral processes while better understanding the dynamic trends of special interests, polarization, and political alignment in Cleveland and in the U.S.

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.


November 6, 2016
November 9, 2016
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Cleveland Council on World Affairs
Caxton Building, 812 Huron Rd E # 620
Cleveland, OH 44115 United States


(216) 781-3730
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