A Changing Cuba and Its Implications for the United States

Online registration for this event has closed. President Obama recently announced what officials call the most sweeping change in U.S. policy toward Cuba since the 1961 embargo was imposed. Ted Piccone will discuss the events that led to this historic change in U.S.-Cuban relations and the changes that have been taking place in Cuba over the recent […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: Gang Violence in Central America and the Causes of the Immigration Wave

Gang violence is prolific in Central America. According to Joaquín Villalobos, 145,000 gang-related homicides have occurred in the last decade within seven Central American countries – the most in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.  MS-13 (short for Mara Salvatrucha), an El Salvadorian street gang notorious for violent acts against rival gangs and innocent bystanders alike, has been declared a “transnational […]

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The Crisis in the Arab East and the Limits of U.S. Power

Online registration for this event has closed. The United States has been the dominant external power in the Mideast/North Africa region since the end of WWII. The recent turmoil in the region should be a cautionary and humbling example of the limits of U.S. power and influence amid the ethnic and religious strife of states […]

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The Happy Dog Takes on the World: How to Get Smarter about the World

The world isn’t quite as large as it used to be. Advances in technology and communication can bring people together like never before, oftentimes so they can serve as a catalyst for change. And with increasing news coverage, we are aware of civil unrest in the Middle East, the emerging threat of ISIS, and the […]

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Journey Through Africa

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Join us for a journey through Africa with Dan T. Moore as he shares his insights on Africa and the future of the continent, and tells the story of his motorcycle trip from Cape Town, South Africa to Alexandria, Egypt and nine additional countries in between. It took him 70 days and he covered […]

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2014 Global Impact Award

The second installment of the CCWA’s marquee event — celebrating insight, engagement, and international action. Thursday, October 9, 2014  |  Ritz Carlton Hotel – Cleveland Presenting Sponsor: The Cleveland Foundation. Cocktail Reception, Dinner & Program 5:30 – 6:00 pm  |  VIP Reception with Honoree 6:00 – 7:00 pm  |  Cocktail Reception 7:00 – 9:30 pm  |  Dinner & […]

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The Threat of ISIS

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CLOSED – PLEASE PAY AT THE DOOR.  CCWA kicks off our 2014-15 season with a timely examination of the situation in the Middle East. Until recently, ISIS (the Islamic State) was an unknown entity.  Now ISIS is headline news and a greater threat to the world than Al-Qaida.  ISIS’ […]

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The Ebola Epidemic

We are currently in the midst of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. The World Health Organization anticipates nearly 20,000 people will be infected before the outbreak ends. Join Steven Gordon, M.D., Chairman of Infectious Disease at Cleveland Clinic, and Chris Williams, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University, […]

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PKNnovate: 20 Slides 2 Change the World

Join us for a dynamic evening to hear 8-10 creative Clevelanders presenting their work, ideas, and obsessions around how innovation and entrepreneurship can revitalize communities. The event will also feature presentations by participants of CCWA’s Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP). IYLEP is a US Department of State program that will be in Cleveland July 10-24, […]

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The Costs of the Cup: FIFA, Brazil and the Big Questions in International Sports

Join us the first Tuesday of each month to tackle current issues at a world affairs happy hour at the Happy Dog. This month, join special guests that will discuss the politics behind the World Cup. Featured Speakers: Otto Orf, former goalkeeper of the Cleveland Crunch (1989-2004) Jose Sola, Associate Professor of History, Cleveland State […]

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