Episode 50: The 2022 Global Economic Outlook

Guest: Michael Weidokal, Founder and Executive Director of International Strategic Analysis, a company providing country intelligence, economic forecasting and international market studies for many of the world’s leading companies.  On January 19, 2022, in our first forum of the new year, Mr. Wiedokal shared his thoughts on economic performance in 2021 and his forecast for […]

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CCWA Announces Updated COVID Guidelines for Foreign Policy Forums

Updated January 1, 2022 In light of the current surge in COVID-19 cases in Cuyahoga County, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs is enacting additional health security measures – as of January 2022 – to allow us to continue in-person programming. Following the recommendations of public health officials, CCWA Foreign Policy Forums will be held […]

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Episode 49: The United States and an Evolving Europe: Transatlantic Ties 2021-2022

Guest: Rachel Ellehuus On November 16, 2021,  Deputy Director for the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, offered her insights into the current state of the transatlantic alliance.

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Episode 48: The United Nations in a Changing World

Guest: Stéphane Dujarric On October 19, 2021, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosted Stéphane Dujarric, the Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, to talk about the role of the United Nations in a changing world. Please enjoy this moderated conversation, audience questions and candid responses.

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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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