From Russia to Rustbelts: Witness to Democratic Fragility with Fiona Hill

New Location! Please join us at The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Auditorium: 1375 E 9th St. Cleveland, OH 44114.  Since her testimony in the 2019 presidential impeachment hearings, Fiona Hill is sounding the alarm on the conditions that lead to populism and democratic decline the world over in her book There Is Nothing for You […]

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2022 Global Impact Award Event

The 2022 Global Impact Award honors the National Geographic Society for raising awareness of global trends and helping protect our world through science, exploration and education, and inspiring audiences to join as changemakers. Dr. Jill Tiefenthaler, Chief Executive Officer, will accept the award and deliver the Brooks Emeny Distinguished Lecture. We will also be recognizing […]

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How to Prepare for Climate Change with David Pogue

With climate change leading the agenda for many world leaders and yet trailing in global cooperation to manage its effects, David Pogue brings the case that individuals all around the world must begin to adjust their daily lives to prepare for inevitable instability. Join Cleveland native, six-time Emmy winner for CBS Sunday Morning, and New […]

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Art and International Cooperation: The Bridges that Cleveland Helps Build

In a world where conflicts most often make our news headlines, the connections that art can create across countries and cultures are perhaps more vital than ever. These connections are multifaceted: sometimes art creates space for unique international partnerships to flourish, sometimes music transcends conflict in ways than no diplomatic effort could, and sometimes art […]

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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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