2019 Global Impact Award

The 2019 Global Impact Award honors Dr. Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, for his distinguished career as one of the most knowledgeable observers of international affairs in America. Dr. Haass will receive CCWA’s Global Impact Award and deliver the Brooks Emeny Distinguished Lecture. At this year’s event, the Cleveland Council […]

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The U.S.-South Korea Alliance: Addressing North Korea and a Changing World

Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, is currently the President and CEO of the Korea Economic Institute of America. Ambassador Stephens will start our Foreign Policy Forum season with a discussion of the dynamic alliance between the United States and South Korea confronted with new and evolving challenges. Crucially, the […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Conflict Over Kashmir

Earlier this month, the Indian government moved to revoke special status of Indian-controlled Kashmir, a long-contested region abutting Pakistan and China that constituted India’s only Muslim-majority state. Since that decision, Kashmir remains virtually cut off from the rest of the world, in lock down with a strong military presence and no access to phones, television, […]

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Redefining National Security: Preparing for Future Foreign Policy Challenges

From climate change to infectious disease and cyber security, global trends are increasingly shaping American security interests both at home and abroad. Additionally, the rise of identity based extremism and the forever wars that America has engaged in post 9/11 continue to threaten our national security and foreign policy. These issues are just some of […]

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Global Gauntlet 2019: CCWA’s World Trivia Challenge

Mark your calendars for an evening of world trivia, food, and prizes! Join us on Thursday, April 4th for our second 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 event raises money for our education […]

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Brexit, Transatlantic Relations, and the Future of NATO

With deadlines fast approaching, and negotiations still ongoing, the fates of Brexit and the European Union remain very uncertain. Cathryn Cluver Ashbrook, Executive Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship at the  Harvard Kennedy School, will address the future of transatlantic relations and NATO in light […]

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How the U.S. Debt Disrupts Our Politics and the International Economic System

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs and The City Club of Cleveland are pleased to present a forum on the United States’ debt structure and the impact of America’s debt on our global economic competitiveness. Join us for a conversation with Paul Stebbins on the fiscal and political environment and how it has never been […]

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America Alone: The Consequences of an America First Foreign Policy

The United States’ leadership has drastically changed over the past two years: the United States has abandoned the Paris Climate Accords, the Iran nuclear deal, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership to name a few major changes. President Trump’s first two years in office have sent the message that America is […]

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Securing the Future in a Changing Middle East with Ambassador Ryan Crocker

Since President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal and reimposed crippling unilateral sanctions, is the U.S. heading toward an inevitable war with Iran or is reconciliation possible? What are the workable policy options for the United States in the Middle East given the constant changing power dynamics? Will the Administration’s maximum pressure […]

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Global Health Challenges in 2018

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is pleased to host Dr. Nizar Zein, Chairman and Medical Director of Global Patient Services at the Cleveland Clinic, for a Foreign Policy Forum on the topic of global health. Dr. Zein will explore today’s top challenges in global health care and international medicine. Additionally, Dr. Zein will pay […]

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