International Women of Courage: Honoring the 2023 Awardees

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

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.…

Cleveland International Film Festival: Freedom on Fire

Allen Theatre Complex 1407 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, United States

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is honored to partner with the Cleveland International Film Festival in the showing of Freedom on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom. Join us in experiencing this groundbreaking documentary, which can be screened at the Allen Theatre on Saturday, March 25, or streamed online from April 2 through April 9, 2023.…

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

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

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…

Dinner Hosting: Journalists from Cameroon

CCWA is looking for internationally minded individuals and families to host international exchange participants for dinner on Sunday, April 16. The participants are journalists and media experts from Cameroon who are in Cleveland on an exchange project called "Countering Disinformation." Dinner Hosting FAQ No need for an elaborate multi-course meal. Dinner does not need to…

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

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

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…

Dinner Hosting: Countering Holocaust Denial and Antisemitism to Combat Hate

CCWA is looking for internationally minded individuals and families to host international exchange participants for dinner on April 28. Participants are in Cleveland on an exchange project called Countering Holocaust Denial and Antisemitism to Combat Racism & Identity-Based Hate. Participants are from Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. This project is part of the U.S. Department…

Dinner Hosting: Renewable Energy

CCWA is looking for internationally minded individuals and families to host international exchange participants for dinner on May 6. Participants are in Cleveland on an exchange project called Renewable Energy. Participants are from Turkmenistan. This project is part of the U.S. Department of State's Interantional Visitors Leadership Program. Dinner Hosting FAQ No need for an…

Young Professionals Networking Event

Collision Bend Brewing Company 1250 Old River Road, Cleveland, OH

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ Young Professionals Advisory Committee (YPAC) invites you to connect with other globally-minded young professionals. There will be appetizers available with a cash bar. YPAC is a body of young professionals who support the work of CCWA in its efforts to engage young professionals and students in our programming. YPAC…

Dinner Hosting: Professional Fellows Program

CCWA is looking for internationally minded individuals and families to host international exchange fellows for dinner on Saturday, May 13. The fellows are from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka and will be in Cleveland for month-long fellowships with local nonprofits and government agencies. We are also seeking hosts for the same group on Saturday,…

Dinner Hosting: Towards a More Safe and Secure World

CCWA is looking for internationally minded individuals and families to host international exchange participants for dinner on May 13. Participants are in Cleveland on an exchange project called Towards a More Safe and Secure World – Cooperative Efforts in Combating Transnational Crime. Participants are from the UAE, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Libya, Lebanon, and Jordan.…

Professional Development Workshop for Educators: Global Education and Experiential Learning

ESC of Northeast Ohio 6393 Oak Tree Blvd, Independence, OH, United States

The Cleveland Council of World Affairs and the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio are collaborating to support educators who teach global issues and current events in classrooms with a new experiential learning opportunity - a Diplomacy Simulation. The Diplomacy Simulation engages participants in learning how negotiations work within a diplomatic context. The workshop is…

CCWA Centennial Open House & Day of Giving

812 Huron Rd E. Suite 620 812 HURON RD E, 620, CLEVELAND, OH, United States

It’s time to celebrate! The Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) was founded in 1923, which means that this year we are turning 100 years old. Join us as we celebrate this milestone birthday! The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is commemorating this momentous occasion with a very special birthday party: CCWA's Centennial Open House…