Africa’s Future and Why It’s Important to the U.S.

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Ambassador Tibor Nagy currently is vice provost for international affairs at Texas Tech University and served as U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia from 1999 to 2002 and to Guinea from 1996 to 1999. Ambassador Nagy will explore how the next presidential administration will respond to the […]

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Civil Society Activism: A Project for Mozambique

Creating a healthy multicultural city requires civic engagement to promote ethics, civil rights, and tolerance. That is why the Cleveland Council on World Affairs is proud to welcome visitors from Mozambique for a program entitled “Civil Society Activism” in early November. This program will focus on expanding civil society, promoting democracy, and advancing an engaged […]

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Developing Civil Society: Women in Leadership

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is excited to welcome 25 women from Africa for the program “Developing Civil Society: Women in Leadership.” Upon their arrival to Cleveland, they will engage in various meetings and presentations directed towards women seeking to have active roles in policymaking, mentorship, and professional networking. They will also participate in a leadership […]

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Business Development for Entrepreneurs

Cleveland is gaining national recognition for its achievements in transitioning the city from an industrial hub to one that focuses on innovation, startups, and 21st century technologies.  Because of this success, Cleveland will be welcoming business professionals from Cameroon, Gabon, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria and Sierra Leone to  observe the effectiveness of the business […]

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The Public Humanities and Modern Africa: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Scholars and practitioners of history, anthropology, archaeology, art, education research design, geography, and library and information sciences from Maseno University in Kenya, Arizona State University, Bowling Green State University, Hamilton College, Minnesota State University, Texas Southern University, the University of Connecticut, and Cleveland State University gather to explore how the humanities, informed by best practices […]

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Public Health in the U.S.

This project will bring 14 doctors, nurses, and other public health practitioners from throughout Africa to the United States, where they will examine how U.S. federal, state and municipal agencies and non‑governmental organizations develop and implement national and grassroots public health programs and policies.  Meetings with fellow health practitioners, scholars, and grassroots activists will provide […]

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Disability Issues in the U.S.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush. It is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. It affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination […]

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Journey Through Africa

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Join us for a journey through Africa with Dan T. Moore as he shares his insights on Africa and the future of the continent, and tells the story of his motorcycle trip from Cape Town, South Africa to Alexandria, Egypt and nine additional countries in between. It took him 70 days and he covered […]

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Keynote Presentation by Dorothy Nyong’o, Africa Cancer Foundation

Dorothy Nyong’o, the Managing Director of the Africa Cancer Foundation and mother of Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, will be discussing the current challenges facing girls and women in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa. She will address the existing limitations in her country’s healthcare system and how organizations, such as the Africa Cancer Foundation and IPM, are […]

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Making Waves

Water is life. It quenches our thirst and energizes the food we grow, but only a small percentage is drinkable. The Making Waves photography exhibit features the work of photojournalist Laura Watilo Blake, who spent two years working with the local nonprofit organization Drink Local, Drink Tap to help raise awareness about water issues both here […]

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