CCWA Welcomes Grace Blanchard and Maria Garcia-Olalla

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is pleased to welcome two more new colleagues to our team. Grace Blanchard is CCWA’s new Office Coordinator, and Maria Garcia-Olalla joins the international exchange team as the new Program Associate for International Exchanges. They both assumed their new positions on October 18, 2021. “We are excited to welcome […]

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CCWA Welcomes Amy Moniot and Veronica Ruhe

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is pleased to welcome two new colleagues to our team. Amy Moniot has accepted the role of Manager of Programming, and Veronica Ruhe is CCWA’s new Program Associate for Student Programs. They both assumed their new positions on October 4, 2021. “We are delighted to welcome Amy and Veronica […]

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CCWA Announces the FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation 2021-2022 Foreign Policy Forum Series

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) is proud to announce its 2021-2022 FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation Foreign Policy Forum series. This year, our Foreign Policy Forums will explore a world reshaped by the global pandemic, as well as evolving geopolitical trends that matter for the United States. FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation is partnering with […]

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CCWA Announces the 2021-2022 Richard W. Pogue Fellows

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 Richard W. Pogue Fellows. “The Richard W. Pogue Fellowship gives young professionals in Cleveland a voice in conversations about foreign policy and global issues. In particular, the Fellowship supports us in continuing to lower barriers for participation. We are very much looking forward […]

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Episode 47: The Global Impact Award 2021

Guest: Dr. Robert M. Gates The 2021 Global Impact Award honored Dr. Robert M. Gates, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, for his distinguished career in national security. Dr. Gates delivered the Brooks Emeny Distinguished Lecture and discussed his newest book, Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War […]

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Episode 46: Women and War: The Women Who Took on ISIS – and Won

Guest: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon  During this Foreign Policy Forum, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discussed The Daughters of Kobani, which tells the story of an unlikely fight in northeastern Syria in 2014, when an all-female militia faced off against ISIS. In general, women’s contributions to matters of war and peace, foreign policy, national security, and even combat […]

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CCWA Farewell to Two Amazing Colleagues

This summer, CCWA will bid farewell to two colleagues: Daniela Milan, CCWA’s Manager of Programming, and Katie Ferman, Senior Program Officer for International Exchanges, are both moving on to a new chapter in their careers. Over the past several years, both Daniela and Katie have tremendously contributed to CCWA in helping grow our reach and […]

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Episode 45: Why Is It So Hard To Talk About Climate Change?

Guest: Molly Williamson Climate change is one area where politics, economics, and science come together to create an all-encompassing challenge that must be met by leaders worldwide. Unfortunately, it is clear that the causes, effects, and policies needed to counter climate change are a point of contention, as everything regarding climate change has become politically […]

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CCWA Announces the Young Professionals Advisory Committee Class of 2021-2023

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. YPAC members do this by providing program feedback and insight to the board and staff of CCWA, leading coordination of […]

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Episode 44: The United States and Iran: What Will the Next Four Years Hold?

Guest: Kelsey Davenport and Paul Pillar  The U.S.-Iran relationship is one the most pressing foreign policy challenges the Biden Administration will navigate in the coming years. CCWA was joined by Paul Pillar, Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, and Kelsey Davenport, Director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control […]

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