The Indo-Pacific “Quad:” Key Concepts and Prospects for the Region

    The quadrilateral coalition of India, Australia, Japan, and the United States, often dubbed “The Quad” of the Indo-Pacific region, met at the White House in September 2021 for their first in-person discussions. Brookings Institution India Project Director, Dr. Tanvi Madan will join CCWA in February to discuss the purpose and prospects of this […]

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The 2022 Global Economic Outlook

Despite continued recovery from the pandemic in 2021, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank forecast that output in 2022 will be far below pre-pandemic projections. Moreover, the recovery has been very uneven, largely reflecting strong rebounds in certain major economies. Whereas in many developing economies, poverty rates have risen, and debt levels are high. As […]

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The United States and an Evolving Europe: Transatlantic Ties 2021-2022

With federal elections in Germany in September 2021 and presidential elections in France in May 2022, the European political landscape is evolving just as the Biden Administration is seeking to rebuild and revitalize the transatlantic relationship. The transatlantic agenda is vast, including issues of common interest such as climate change, cybersecurity, defense, and trade. However, […]

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The United Nations in a Changing World

The past year has shown that global issues of climate change, pandemics, and great power struggles will require greater international cooperation across borders. Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, will address the role of the UN in this changing world, and its ongoing efforts to foster and strengthen global cooperation.  What can the […]

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Germany after Angela Merkel: Her Legacy and the Leadership Transition

On September 26, Germans will vote in federal elections that will determine the composition of the lower house of the federal parliament, the Bundestag. The new majority in the Bundestag – most likely a coalition of three parties – will elect the next German Chancellor, marking the end of 16 years of leadership by Chancellor […]

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The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum Series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Our community partners for this forum are the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies (NOCMES) and the CWRU Center for International Affairs. President Biden’s Administration inherited a host of challenges and opportunities in the Middle East. It has become clear over the […]

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2021 Global Impact Award Event

The 2021 Global Impact Award honors Dr. Robert M. Gates, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, for his distinguished career in national security. Dr. Gates will receive CCWA’s Global Impact Award and deliver the Brooks Emeny Distinguished Lecture before taking part in a moderated conversation regarding his newest book, Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and […]

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Women and War: The Women Who Took on ISIS – and Won

The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum Series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Our community partners for this forum are CWRU Center for International Affairs and the CWRU Flora Stone Mather Center for Women.  During this Foreign Policy Forum, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon will discuss her new book, the instant New York Times best seller The Daughters of Kobani: A […]

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2021 Global Gauntlet: CCWA’s World Trivia Challenge

Mark your calendars for CCWA’s virtual fundraiser & friendraiser to support the Cleveland Council on World Affairs!  Join us on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 for our annual Global Gauntlet World Trivia Challenge! Teams of up to four compete to answer questions that test your knowledge of international affairs, current events, and foreign policy. This year’s […]

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COVID-19 and the Transatlantic Relationship

The 2019-2020 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Wednesday May 28, 2020 from 4:00-5:00 PM Join CCWA as we host a virtual Foreign Policy Forum on how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect the U.S.-Europe relationship. How can governments respond to support cooperation during this international crisis? It seems clear that the […]

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