Global Economic Cooperation

As the world economy continues to grow, local businesses and economies have the opportunity to connect with the larger global market. In this Multi-Regional Project, visitors from the Gaza Strip, Bahrain, Bosnia Herzegovina, Poland, Cambodia, Italy, and Kazakhstan will be traveling to Cleveland to learn more about how this “Rust Belt” city has diversified its […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Private sector support for the environment, welfare and human rights has the potential to positively impact communities and the bottom line. Visitors from Bangladesh, Cyprus, Finland, Honduras, Mexico, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia will be traveling to Cleveland to explore how corporations have given back to Northeast Ohio’s economy and environment. Additionally, conversations and a volunteer […]

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Accelerating Tech Entrepreneurship & SME Development

Seven prominent Cambodian information technology specialists, e-Commerce professionals, and entrepreneurs will be in Northeast Ohio to gain cutting-edge industry knowledge in startup acceleration and venture capital funding. Forums with startup incubators and crowdfunders, including Crowdentials and LeanDog, coupled with site visits to Lorain County Community College and Think[Box], will detail mentoring through software development and […]

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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 […]

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Responsible Global Investing

Addressing the international efforts to strengthen the integrity of governments and businesses, this IVLP delegation from the People’s Republic of China will be in Cleveland to explore perspectives on business ethics and strategies to reduce corruption. Over the course of six days, visitors will meet with well-known leaders in corporate social responsibility including the Greater Cleveland […]

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Leadership Development for Women

In order to advance humanitarian and relief efforts in Haiti, the support for women leaders in politics, business, and civil society is critical in bolstering development and inclusive decision-making. While in Cleveland, five emerging Haitian leaders–including a promoter of women political rights and a manager at a clean water bottling facility–will meet with a wide-array […]

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Entrepreneurship and Start-Up Development: A Project for Vietnam

The Silicon Valley based “500 Startups” estimates that 1,000 or more start-up companies launch in Vietnam every year. The entrepreneurial culture is so strong in urban centers like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, in fact, that it has prompted some scholars and businesspeople to wonder whether Vietnam will become the next Silicon Valley (according […]

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Trade and Finance: Latin America and the Global Economy

In support of the 2014 Summit of the Americas and its call for action, this project will examine the U.S. economic system and the domestic economic forces that influence U.S. trade policy and the policy making process itself. Participants from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela will explore trends and patterns […]

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Monte Ahuja College of Business Global Business Center Presents: Globalizing Your Business: Translating Human Resources

As the complexity of worldwide operations increases, so too the Human Resource functions supporting those operations. Developing strategies for managing global operations in new and unfamiliar ways will be the focus of this program. This program presents an opportunity for you to increase your comfort levels associated with leading a global workforce. Topics presented will […]

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Women’s Innovations in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE)

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs looks forward to welcoming visitors from the Near East and North Africa this April for the project “Women’s Innovations in Science and Entrepreneurship” (WISE). This project will examine women’s contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through research and development, education and teaching, leadership, entrepreneurship, and public policy […]

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