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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400 Years of Dutch-American and Transatlantic Relations

Join CCWA as we host Ambassador Henne Schuwer, the Dutch Ambassador to the United States, for an exciting discussion of America’s lasting relationship with the Netherlands.  Ambassador Schuwer will be addressing the historic ties between the United States and the Netherlands and our long-time partnership through NATO. Additionally, the Ambassador will discuss present day options […]

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U.S.-China Relations: The Slow Economic War

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum  Join CCWA as we host Thomas Hout, Visiting Professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies, best-selling author, and career consultant, for a discussion of the economic relationship between the United States and China. Following a number of negotiations and tariff changes between the United States […]

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“The Troubles” in Northern Ireland: Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding

This half-day interactive workshop will be a deep dive into the history, politics and peacebuilding process of “the Troubles” in Northern Ireland. The workshop will build a strong knowledge of the Northern Ireland conflict and will strengthen conflict resolution competencies, which can be utilized in the classroom. We will share resources for educators to teach […]

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