Towards a More Safe and Secure World: Community Engagement and Countering Extremism

Visitors representing 12 countries will be exploring grassroots efforts to stymie violent extremism and promote tolerance and mutual understanding. By getting out into the Cleveland community and engaging with governmental, law enforcement, civil society, and faith-based organizations, visitors will gain insight into a multi-dimensional approach to addressing the underlying conditions that fuel extremism. This program […]

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Youth Leadership

Cleveland Council on World Affairs will have an opportunity to host 10 Bulgarian youth leaders, including journalists, youth ambassadors, and government-affiliated youth program officers. While in Cleveland the delegation will explore the impact of youth leadership and civic education programs with an emphasis on at-risk youth. By engaging with a wide variety of young adults, […]

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Leadership Development for Women

In order to advance humanitarian and relief efforts in Haiti, the support for women leaders in politics, business, and civil society is critical in bolstering development and inclusive decision-making. While in Cleveland, five emerging Haitian leaders–including a promoter of women political rights and a manager at a clean water bottling facility–will meet with a wide-array […]

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Development of Industry in the Era of Information Revolution

Based upon the rapidly growing biotechnology and medical startup sectors, international visitors from Japan will have an opportunity to see firsthand the impact tech innovation has had on industry in Cleveland. Delegates will have an opportunity to connect with the anchor institutions, such as the Cleveland Clinic, that provide the means for innovations to flourish. […]

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Women’s Innovations in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE)

Cleveland Council on World Affairs is honored to the have the opportunity to once again host the Women’s Innovations in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE) project. Three women leaders in science, engineering, and business from Iraq, Palestinian Territories, and Sudan will be in Cleveland to explore policies, organizations and educational institutions that are championing the interests […]

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Strengthening Trans-Atlantic Economic Ties through Trade

According to a 2015 article by Cleveland.com, manufacturers in Ohio shipped more than $1.7 billion in goods to Germany in 2014, allowing Germany to become Ohio’s fifth largest trading partner. Northeast Ohio’s top export commodities to Germany are aviation and spacecraft parts, fortifying an aerospace trade relationship that dates back centuries.  For instance, Akron and […]

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Strategies for Global Transparency and Accountability – Addressing Misperceptions of Corruption

Six participants from India are scheduled to visit Cleveland for a global transparency and accountability program in March this year. The participants will explore the city’s best practices for promoting transparency and accountability in all sectors of society. The group will meet with the Inspector General to discuss measures that strengthen ethical conduct in economic […]

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Accountability in Government

Five participants from Angola and one from Sao Tome and Principe are scheduled to visit Cleveland in March for a sub-regional program concerning accountability in government. The group will explore the role of media outlets, citizens, and civil society in fostering transparency and accountability in government. Furthermore, the participants will meet with the Inspector General […]

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TESOL Exchange Program through the English Access Microscholarship Program

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is hosting a State Department-sponsored TESOL Exchange Program as part of the English Access Microscholarship Program that is designed to explore development of educational curriculum to teach English and best practices in teaching methodology. Coming to Cleveland to learn about the city’s English language development is a group from […]

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U.S. Higher Education and Accreditation

According to a report from the Institute of International Education, the Near East and North Africa region has the fastest growing international student population, with an increase of 20 percent in students enrolled in U.S. higher education. Despite this, the country of Algeria does not recognize the validity of degrees from U.S. colleges and universities. […]

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