From Tires to Technology: How Goodyear is Shaping an Evolving World of Transportation

The Union Club 1211 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH, United States

(As the CEO of a multinational corporation, Rich Kramer is leading The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company through an evolution of mobility and transportation that is taking place around the globe.  From its world headquarters here in Northeast Ohio, Goodyear has continuously reinvented its business during its 125-year history to adapt to the conditions and…

International Women of Courage: Honoring the 2023 Awardees

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The International Women of Courage Award given by the U.S. Secretary of State recognizes extraordinary women from around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength, and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equity, and the empowerment of women and girls, in all their diversity, often at great personal risk and sacrifice.…

How the UN is Tackling Global Crises: An Insider’s Perspective

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The world has always been managing crises. From armed conflict to climate change and pandemics, the United Nations is the place where the international community gathers to attempt to solve them. Effective communication about these challenges and the responses to them is one of the keys to global cooperation. The United Nations’ top communications official…

Lessons from the Edge: Ukraine in Crisis | A Luncheon Event

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Reflecting on the events that led to her removal as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine in 2019, Marie “Masha” Yovanovitch has a stark but hopeful story to tell of the dedication of foreign service officers and her own career. Moving up through the ranks of the State Department, Yovanovitch leveraged her intelligence and work ethic to…

The Bin Laden Papers: Exposing the U.S. Misunderstanding of Terrorism

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Registration is closed for this event.   In early May 2011, U.S. Special Operations Forces raided Usama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where he was hiding and ended his leadership of al-Qaeda, the terrorist group responsible for the 9/11 attacks. How accurate were U.S. assessments of al-Qaeda’s capabilities and its leader’s plans?  A national…

The Global Economic and Geopolitical Outlook for 2024: More Uncertainty Ahead?

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Registration for this event has closed. Please contact Jacob Connell at jconnell@ccwa.org with questions. The global economy has been battered by a series of crises in recent years, and 2024 appears likely to be another year of economic and geopolitical instability. This outlook is due to a confluence of factors: financial sector turmoil, high inflation,…

What’s Next for Ukraine?

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Registration for this event is closed. After nearly two years of war, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has reached a stalemate on the frontlines. Beyond the battlefield, deliberations also continue over issues that will greatly impact the course of the war and Ukraine as a nation. Western countries are faltering in their military support; Ukrainians question…

India: The Emerging Geopolitical and Economic Power — Prospects and Challenges

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Join us for the Dr. Raj and Karen Aggarwal Forum on India for a discussion on the future of India as a global power. As the global geopolitical order continues to evolve, India, soon to be the world's third largest economy, has emerged as a critical player on the world stage. Many questions surround what…

Global Population: Sorting Fact from Fiction

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Registration for this event is closed, but walk-ups are welcome! Our global population of 8 billion is radically different than at any other time in human history -- and it's headed in an unprecedented direction. As we move deeper into the 21st century, demographic shifts and migration crises increasingly dominate the headlines. Countries around the…

Geopolitics and National Security in the World of Tomorrow

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The Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) is honored to host Admiral James Stavridis for the John A. Hellman Foreign Policy Forum. As we move deeper into the 21st century, technological advancement has left government regulation lagging and militaries scrambling to keep apace of rapid evolutions. Amidst the whirlwind of change, Admiral Stavridis draws upon…

Climate Change: When Water Bankruptcy and Human Security Collide

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Unfortunately, this event is canceled. Dr. Madani has been unexpectedly called to a meeting of the United Nations Environment Programme. We apologize for any inconvenience. As we learn more about the impacts of climate change, water is a key human resource threatened by our evolving climate. Water shortage is the major environmental problem of the…