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April 2019

Volunteerism and Civic Action

April 25 - April 30

International visitors from Bahrain, Barbados, Israel, Malaysia, Nepal, Poland, Tunisia and Vietnam will travel to Cleveland to examine the impact of volunteerism in the U.S. and the role that social media plays in the volunteer efforts. Visitors will engage with several volunteer-based organizations addressing the  needs for underserved groups, homelessness, and youth outreach. Visitors will also give back to the community through participation in a volunteer activity. International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program Each year, over 300 professionals from around the…

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May 2019

Taiwan Youth Exchange

May 6 - May 23

Engage in Cross-Cultural Exchange with Taiwan CCWA is seeking Student Ambassadors for May! Five (5) local high school students, sophomore and above, who are willing to engage with 16 Taiwanese students during their program in Cleveland from May 6—May 23, 2019 Program focuses on music performance, music in social change, and leadership Students should have a background in band, youth orchestra, and/or music classes Student Ambassadors will have an opportunity to travel to Taiwan in autumn 2019 Student Ambassador Requirements…

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Strengthening America’s Arctic Policy at Home and Abroad

May 7 @ 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm
The Union Club, 1211 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Dr. Walter Berbrick is the founding director of the Arctic Studies Group at the U.S. Naval War College and an associate professor in the War Gaming Department. At the U.S. Naval War College, he leads research on joint and naval warfare, national security, and strategy in the Arctic. Previously, Dr. Berbrick was a senior advisor at the Department of State, and served more than 10 years in the U.S. Navy.…

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: Citizen Participation in the Judicial System in Japan & East Asia

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102 United States
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Systems that incorporate juries into the legal decision-making process can significantly impact a country’s political system, political culture, and society. Bodies of average citizens can function as powerful tools in educating, ensuring justice, and enhancing the judiciary’s credibility. They also provide a valuable civic engagement tool that enables self-governance and facilitates checks on individuals, industry, and government. As societies face rapid change and related challenges, many nations are searching for potential solutions. Many civic reformers view jury systems both as a…

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Redefining National Security: Preparing for Future Foreign Policy Challenges

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
The Union Club, 1211 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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From climate change to infectious disease and cyber security, global trends are increasingly shaping American security interests both at home and abroad. Additionally, the rise of identity based extremism and the forever wars that America has engaged in post 9/11 continue to threaten our national security and foreign policy. These issues are just some of those outside of the umbrella of "traditional security" that impact United States national security. It can be argued that national security extends well beyond protecting…

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Women as Drivers of Social and Economic Change

May 20 - May 23

International visitors from Central and South America will travel to Cleveland to gain an understanding of the contributions of women leaders throughout the community. Visitors will explore the role of women leaders in various sectors ranging from public services to private programs. Visitors will also examine trends in leadership training, public-private partnerships, social entrepreneurship, and other mechanisms through which women are empowered and encouraged to promote social changes. International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Each year, over 300 professionals from around…

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Bridges to the World Workshop

May 24 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 15, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on May 24, 2019 at 8:00am

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 1375 East 9th Street, Floor 2
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
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Bridges to the World is a series of interactive workshops that examine the key elements of global education and explore a multitude of resources for educators to foster global competence in their classrooms. The semester-long professional development program will train a cohort of educators in middle and high school classrooms to become confident instructors in global education. The initiative will offer educational resources and professional development opportunities for teachers in the realms of world affairs, geopolitical issues and U.S. foreign policy.…

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