Professional Exchange Experience in Cleveland Inspires Change in India

Each year, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs coordinates professional and learning exchanges – sponsored by the U.S. Department of State – for emerging leaders from around the world. As a result of the meetings, conversations, and experiences the international visitors have here in Cleveland, they are inspired to make a difference and take action […]

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Photo Essay: Citizen Diplomacy

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Citizen Exchanges Make a Difference for a Local Non-Profit Leader

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs nominated Danielle Drake for a U.S. Department of State-sponsored outbound exchange to India for three weeks in 2018. The Professional Fellows Program for Governance and Society welcomes emerging leaders from India, Pakistan, and Nepal to the U.S. for four-week fellowship programs, and selects a cohort of emerging U.S. nonprofit […]

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The Power of Citizen Diplomacy

Citizen Diplomacy is the concept that individual citizens have the right, even the responsibility, to help shape U.S. foreign relations, “one handshake at a time.” Last month, CCWA took the national spotlight in celebrating the power of citizen diplomacy at the 2020 Global Ties U.S. National Meeting. The CCWA team represented Northeast Ohio at our […]

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Host an International Student for Thanksgiving

This year, make your Thanksgiving Dinner celebration memorable by welcoming an international student to join you at your table. The Cleveland Council on World Affairs will be partnering with Case Western Reserve University for the second year in a row to connect international students with local Citizen Diplomats for this “International Thanksgiving” opportunity. Sign up […]

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Community Connections Belarus: Expanding Civic Participation

In September, CCWA welcomes 10 nonprofit professionals from Belarus who are here to examine the topic of expanding civic participation and how public-private partnerships, in conjunction with community engagement, fuel a city’s growth and development. This will be the third consecutive year CCWA has hosted this program through USAID and World Learning. A critical component for the success […]

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Legislative Fellows Program from India and Pakistan

In May, CCWA welcomes 4 Legislative Fellows from India and Pakistan who will be in Cleveland to complete fellowship programs at local government bodies and nonprofit organizations in order to learn about various aspects of the public sector in Cleveland. A critical component for the success of this program is the opportunity for the visitors to […]

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Economic and Business Reporting Skills for Journalists

While India’s vibrant media remained the freest in South Asia in 2014, press freedom in the country was threatened by several factors, including a series of legal actions against journalists and editorial interference by media owners in the run-up to the May national elections. Continued violence against journalists, attempts at surveillance, and blocking of news […]

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Rule of Law and Judicial Reform

Through organized meetings, site visits, and analysis of case studies, seventeen participants from the Middle East and North Africa will be traveling to Cleveland to learn how the city has dealt with the pressing challenges of combating corruption and strengthening civil society. This project will examine U.S. commitment to the promotion of transparency, ethics, and […]

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