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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CCWA Announces the Richard W. Pogue Fellowship Program

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs Announces the 2020-2021 Richard W. Pogue Fellowship Program The Richard W. Pogue Fellowship will cultivate the next generation of globally-minded leaders in Cleveland. Our 2020-2021 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, […]

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CCWA Awarded Global Competence Recognition

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ Global Competency Training program has been awarded a recognition for our work in promoting cross-cultural communication and sharing strategies for working in diverse teams. CCWA received the Global Competence Associates’ Global Competence Organization designation, and the Global Competence Aptitude Assessment (GCAA)® Authorized Representative recognition. Only extremely select organizations are […]

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The Power of Citizen Diplomacy

Citizen Diplomacy is the concept that individual citizens have the right, even the responsibility, to help shape U.S. foreign relations, “one handshake at a time.” Last month, CCWA took the national spotlight in celebrating the power of citizen diplomacy at the 2020 Global Ties U.S. National Meeting. The CCWA team represented Northeast Ohio at our […]

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Building Bridges from Cleveland to Taiwan

On October 19, Kjell Aspelin, Amanda Bendis, and Sydney Heckeler disembarked from a twelve-hour flight. The three Cleveland high school students had just landed in Taiwan for a two-week trip to discover the country, its culture, and its music. For all of the students, it was their first time in Asia; for one of them, […]

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Episode 35: The Global Impact Award 2019

Guest: Dr. Richard Haass The 2019 Global Impact Award honored Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, for his distinguished career as one of the most knowledgeable observers of international affairs in America. Dr. Haass received CCWA’s Global Impact Award and delivered the Brooks Emeny Distinguished Lecture. The Global Impact Award from […]

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Episode 34: The U.S.-South Korea Alliance: Addressing North Korea and a Changing World

Guest: Ambassador Kathleen Stephens Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, and current President and CEO of the Korea Economic Institute of America, opened the Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ Foreign Policy Forum season for 2019-2020. Ambassador Stephens discussed the dynamic alliance between the United States and South Korea and the […]

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Episode 33: The United States and Japan: A Celebration of Cultural and Economic Ties

On June 6, 2019, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs was pleased to present a panel discussion on the current relationship between the U.S. and Japan, in collaboration with the Honorary Consul of Japan in Cleveland and with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. This panel was hosted at the Cleveland Museum […]

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Episode 32: Redefining National Security: Preparing for Future Foreign Policy Challenges

Guests: Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, former U.S. Ambassador to Malta (2012-2016) Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Founder and President of Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS) Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Founder and Executive Director of International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) Three panelists joined the Cleveland Council on World Affairs for a Foreign Policy Forum on […]

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Episode 31: Brexit, Transatlantic Relations, and the Future of NATO

Guest: Cathryn Cluver Ashbrook Cathryn Cluver Ashbrook, Executive Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship at the Harvard Kennedy School, joined the Cleveland Council on World Affairs for a Foreign Policy Forum in March of 2019. Cathryn spoke about Brexit and the future of the European […]

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