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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The Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ Richard W. Pogue Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications for 2021-2022

The Richard W. Pogue Fellowship will cultivate the next generation of globally-minded leaders in Cleveland. Our 2021-2022 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 through participation […]

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International Exchanges Shape Dialogue for Human Trafficking Prevention

The scourge of human trafficking impacts communities around the world. Billboards found around Cleveland stating “It Happens Here Too” reflect the fact our community is no exception to human trafficking activity. Over 350 trafficking victims have been identified in Greater Cleveland in the past three years alone. The Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) has […]

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Episode 43: Global Economic Outlook 2021

Guest: Nicolas Véron At the start of the new year, Nicolas Véron, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, spoke at CCWA’s inaugural Dr. Raj and Karen Aggarwal Forum on International Business. Véron addressed the continuing impact of the global pandemic on the world economy. In Q&A, he touched upon the outlook […]

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CCWA Announces Launch of the Young Professionals Advisory Committee

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is excited to announce the launch of the Young Professionals Advisory Committee (YPAC), a body of young professionals who will 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 […]

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Episode 42: Crisis in the U.S.-China Relationship

Guest: Susan Thornton Susan Thornton, a retired senior U.S. diplomat with near 30 years of experience with the U.S. State Department and current Senior Fellow at Yale Law School, spoke in a virtual webinar for CCWA in November of 2020. Thornton addressed the changing U.S.-China relationship and what the future might look like. Throughout Q&A, […]

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