The United Nations in a Changing World

Event canceled due to COVID-19.  The 2019-2020 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. In the coming years, global issues of migration, climate change, and great power struggles will require greater international cooperation across borders. As the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, will address […]

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The Global Challenge of Climate Change and The Role of China

Event canceled due to COVID-19.  The 2019-2020 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Climate change is a global challenge that surpasses borders, impacts our entire world and affects every country. With changing weather patterns, rising sea levels, and higher rates of extreme weather events, climate change continues to disrupt lives and communities, […]

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Global Gauntlet 2020: CCWA’s World Trivia Challenge

This event has been cancelled. If possible, we will reschedule at a later date in the season.  Join us on Thursday, April 2 for our third 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. Topics include […]

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American Diplomacy in a Disordered World

The 2019-2020 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. With more than three decades of experience as an American diplomat, Ambassador Burns played a significant role in the most important diplomatic events of his time- including the end of the Cold War, post-Cold War relations between the United States and Russia, the […]

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Working Internationally: Global Competency for Business

Do you work on a global team? Do you interact with international clients or partners? Are you interested in working more effectively with people from other cultures? WHAT Join the Cleveland Council on World Affairs for a series of workshops to develop skills for working more effectively internationally. Participation in the full series is recommend. […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: What’s Next for the U.S. and Iran?

On January 3, 2020, the United States carried out a drone strike near Baghdad International Airport in Iraq which resulted in the death of nine people, including Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a powerful security and intelligence commander and longtime leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force. On January, 8, 2020, Iran retaliated by firing missiles […]

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Africa: Facts, Fiction and Reality- Why Does it Matter to the United States?

The 2019-2020 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Please note this Forum is now on February 4, 2020. It was previously scheduled for March of 2020.  Africa’s economic and political landscape is rapidly changing, and 7 of the 20 fastest growing economies in the world are now found in sub-Saharan Africa. […]

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Trade, Politics, and the Global Economic Outlook in 2020

The 2019-2020 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Global growth slowed considerably over the last three quarters of 2018 and into 2019, and rising trade and global tensions have increased uncertainty in both the global trading system and in international cooperation in general. In an overall economic outlook published in November […]

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Global Competency Training

WHAT Join the Cleveland Council on World Affairs for a series of workshops to develop greater global understanding. The series consists of 3 key elements that build off each other (understanding cultural norms; developing cross-cultural strategies; engaging in global competency assessment). Participants can select the series or choose the workshop(s) that suit their interests or […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: How We Fight and Why it Matters, Ethics in Foreign Military Operations Today

Military ethics has primarily grabbed the public’s attention thanks to Hollywood. Through movies such as the Caine Mutiny, Platoon, and A Few Good Men, audiences have shared in the dilemmas of men and women in uniform as they struggle to discern what is right and wrong, and then try to do the right thing. Through […]

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