Building Civil Society: Strategies for NGO Growth and Sustainability

Visitors from Brazil will travel to Cleveland to explore the diversity of the non-profit sector in the U.S. and the dynamic relationships between business, government, and non-governmental organizations. In order to gain insight into nonprofit management and capacity building, visitors will engage in a workshop in addition to meetings with the Cleveland Foundation, Urban League, […]


Anatomy of Corruption: The Case of Brazil

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only.  Over recent years, investigators in Brazil have uncovered unprecedented levels of corruption involving Brazil’s political and business elite. Andrea Murta, Director, Business US, for JOTA, a Brazilian law publication, and a journalist by training will explore the latest in Brazil’s battle against corruption, why corruption […]


Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

The YLAI Professional Fellowship Program will bring 250 business and social entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States in October 2017, to collaborate with their counterparts in businesses and civil society organizations in 24 cities across the United States. As one of these 24 “City Hubs,” Cleveland will welcome 10 fellows […]


Community Event: The Brazilian Business Environment

Come and join NEOIBN for an informative program featuring experts discussing the Brazilian Business Environment. Brazil’s economy ranks fifth in the world with a GDP of more than $1.8 trillion. The country presents significant export and partnership opportunities for U.S. businesses but many challenges as well. The International Business Network and NEOTEC are sponsoring a […]


Happy Dog Takes on the World: Brazil- Corruption, Impeachment, and the Rio Olympics

The news coming out of Brazil recently challenges the truism that “there is no such thing as bad publicity.” On June 17, fewer than 50 days before the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro has declared a “state of public calamity” as the country struggles to prepare for the games. This Olympic-sized […]

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