Cleveland Council on World Affairs Announces Board of Directors Leadership Transition

The Board of Directors of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs has elected Carter Strang as its new Chairman. He will assume his new role on July 1, 2020. Carter has been an active participant in CCWA’s programs over the years, and is a valued member of CCWA’s education committee. “We are excited about the […]

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International Connections Fueling the Soul: A Conversation with Honey Bell-Bey

Through professional and learning exchanges, CCWA facilitates professional meetings with international visitors and their local counterparts. As a result of the meetings, conversations, and experiences that they have here in Cleveland, the international visitors are often inspired to take action in their home communities. CCWA is proud to facilitate these transformative experiences and do our […]

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Episode 38: One Life Documentary and the Worldwide Plight of Refugees

CCWA moderated a conversation on the global refugee crisis with Akshay Shah, Producer of the One Life documentary, Patrick Kearns, Executive Director of Refugee Response, and Paul Frankmann, current teacher and former Humanitarian Law Trainer with the American Red Cross. Their perspectives highlighted the plight of refugees and the challenges for the International Community in […]

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Three Steps to a Globally Competent Northeast Ohio

In today’s globalized world, countries, cultures and people are more interconnected than ever before and we must all work collectively to address worldwide challenges. Preparing our community for the new global economic, political and civic environment is imperative. CCWA’s Global Competency Training develops skills needed in today’s global environment. Our Global Competency Training helps participants […]

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Photo Essay: Citizen Diplomacy

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Local Students Develop a Passion for World Affairs through CCWA’s Model United Nations Program

CCWA’s Model United Nations (MUN) program is one of the longest-standing Model UN programs in the world. The program brings together 2,000 Northeast Ohio high school and middle school students every year. During a Model UN conference, students engage in a learning experience like no other: they represent a country in a simulation of a […]

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Citizen Exchanges Make a Difference for a Local Non-Profit Leader

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs nominated Danielle Drake for a U.S. Department of State-sponsored outbound exchange to India for three weeks in 2018. The Professional Fellows Program for Governance and Society welcomes emerging leaders from India, Pakistan, and Nepal to the U.S. for four-week fellowship programs, and selects a cohort of emerging U.S. nonprofit […]

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Bridges to the World Connects Local Classrooms to the World

Launched in 2019, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ Bridges to the World professional development program trains middle school and high school educators to confidently integrate global education and current events into their classrooms. The program is called Bridges to the World because it builds “bridges” that connect classrooms in Northeast Ohio to events, issues […]

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Episode 37: Africa: Facts, Fiction, and Reality. Why Does It Matter to the U.S.?

Guest: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group, joined us in February for an overview of economic growth, democratic trends, and new opportunity in Africa. Why does Africa matter for the United States? And where will the U.S.-Africa relationship be in the future?

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Episode 36: Trade, Politics, and the Global Economic Outlook in 2020

Guest: Dr. Marcus Noland Dr. Marcus Noland, Executive Vice President and Director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, joined us in January for an overview of U.S. trade policy and an economic outlook for 2020. Dr. Noland shared his views on trade policy and trade agreements, and global economic challenges that the international community […]

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