We invite our community to learn, engage, and join the global conversation. Whether it’s attending one of our Speaker Series discussions or participating in one of our educational programs and exchanges, the Council encourages people of all ages to engage with the critical international issues of the day.
Our speaker series, Global Issues for Cleveland’s Global Citizens, provides perspectives on and analysis of the pressing global issues of the day from a range of experts. Our International Business Briefings provide valuable insight about global commerce, business practices, and fiscal issues of particular import. Attend a speaker series event today! For more details, click here.
CLEVELAND COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS (CCFR)
Our dinner discussion forum provides opportunities for open dialogue with leaders and diplomats, conversation with other internationally-minded people, and insight on international and geopolitical issues. This forum is the perfect fit for those with a passion for world affairs. For more about membership in the Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations, click here.
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
Model UN is an interactive experience that puts knowledge of world affairs into action for students. Through participation, students investigate the world, recognize different perspectives, communicate ideas to diverse audiences, and apply what they learn in active discourse at conferences. For Model UN details, click here.
THE MAURA O’DONNELL-McCARTHY CENTER FOR GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING
The Center for Global Understanding engages our community in world affairs through two initiatives, Bridges to the World professional development program for educators and the Intercultural Understanding Training Program. Both programs will serve to cultivate a region of globally-minded citizens and to promote greater global understanding. Learn more about these adult education initiatives here.
Through visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. We provide opportunities to engage with the world through hosting and professional visits. Learn more about our exchange programs for youth and adults here.
The World Affairs Councils’ travel program lets its participants engage with the world on a personal level. Unique destinations, interactive briefings, and behind-the-scenes access to political leaders and local experts make the trips unforgettable. See more about travel opportunities here.