CCWA Announces Four New Board Members

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs announces the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors. The new directors joining the CCWA Board are Kathryn Lavelle, Rebecca Kopp Levine, Elena Ray, and Paul Winkeler. The newly elected board members will assume their positions on July 1, 2022. “We are most excited to welcome […]

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Episode 55: Foreign Policy Education for all Americans: an interview with Elizabeth Shackleford

In April 2022, The Cleveland Council on World Affairs had the opportunity to speak with Elizabeth Shackleford, a former U.S. Foreign Service Officer and now senior fellow on U.S. foreign policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. In this interview with CCWA, she reflects on the importance of foreign policy education and discourse in […]

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CCWA Announces the Young Professionals Advisory Committee Class of 2022-2024

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs welcomes new members to our Young Professionals Advisory Committee (YPAC). YPAC is a body of young professionals who support the work of CCWA in its efforts to engage young professionals and students in our programming. YPAC members do this by providing program feedback and insight to the board and staff […]

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Episode 54: From Russia to Rustbelts: Witness to Democratic Fragility with Fiona Hill

Guest: Fiona Hill Since her testimony in the 2019 presidential impeachment hearings, Fiona Hill is sounding the alarm on the conditions that lead to populism and democratic decline the world over in her book There Is Nothing for You Here. Drawing comparisons between economic dislocation in places like the Rust Belt, manufacturing regions of England […]

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Episode 53: How to Prepare for Climate Change

Guest: David Pogue, Cleveland native, six-time Emmy winner for CBS Sunday Morning, and New York Times bestselling author. With climate change leading the agenda for many world leaders and yet trailing in global cooperation to manage its effects, David Pogue brings the case that individuals all around the world must begin to adjust their daily […]

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CCWA Honors Patrick Kearns of Refugee Response

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) is excited to honor Patrick Kearns, Executive Director of Refugee Response, with our inaugural Dr. Wael Khoury Award for Emerging Global Leaders at our 2022 Global Impact Award event on May 4, 2022. The Dr. Wael Khoury Award for Emerging Global Leaders recognizes an inspirational, emerging leader in […]

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CCWA’s Richard W. Pogue Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications for 2022-2023

The Richard W. Pogue Fellowship will cultivate the next generation of globally minded leaders in Cleveland. Our 2022-2023 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, and network with other internationally minded business and civic leaders in our community […]

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Episode 52: Art and International Cooperation: The Bridges Cleveland Helps Build

Panelists included André Gremillet, President and CEO of The Cleveland Orchestra; Heather Lemonedes Brown, Chief Curator of The Cleveland Museum of Art; Yaron Kohlberg, President of Piano Cleveland; and international pianist, Bishara Haroni.  In a partnership with Piano Cleveland, the Cleveland Council on World affairs hosted a panel discussion on the topic of Art and […]

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CCWA Announces Updated COVID measures

Foreign Policy Forum COVID-19 Protocol Update March 2022 In light of the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are amending our health security measures as we continue in-person programming. As of March 23, 2022, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs will make the following changes to our Foreign Policy Forum COVID-policies. Proof of vaccination […]

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Young Professionals Advisory Committee Now Accepting Applications for the Class of 2022-2024

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ Young Professionals Advisory Committee (YPAC) is a body of young professionals who support the work of CCWA in its efforts to engage young professionals and students in our programming by: Providing program feedback and insight to the board and staff of CCWA; Leading coordination of young professional events; and […]

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