Anti-Money Laundering

Since the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal was revealed nearly a decade ago, both local government and law enforcement agencies have been committed to preventing money laundering in addition to a wide-range of other financial crimes. AML experts and prosecutors from Vietnam will explore Northeast Ohio’s counter-measures against fraud and methods of promoting inter-agency cooperation. Meetings […]

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Challenges in Education

The promotion of fair, accountable, and safe education systems is a shared goal across the world. In a project for Mozambican educators, education officials, and officials from the judicial sector, this IVLP will address the following issues in the U.S. context: sexual harassment and abuse, academic integrity, student admissions, plagiarism, and financial management fraud. Meetings […]

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Judicial and Prosecutorial Efficiency in the U.S.

The Government of Serbia has recently passed legislation that seeks a number of institutional changes in the judicial sector. Three Serbian prosecutors will be visiting Cleveland to address how to effectively manage a prosecutor’s office and curtail the backlog of caseloads. By meeting with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office among other resources, visitors will see […]

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Anatomy of Corruption: The Case of Brazil

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only.  Over recent years, investigators in Brazil have uncovered unprecedented levels of corruption involving Brazil’s political and business elite. Andrea Murta, Director, Business US, for JOTA, a Brazilian law publication, and a journalist by training will explore the latest in Brazil’s battle against corruption, why corruption […]

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Promoting Financial Accountability

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs will be welcoming visitors from the Near East and North Africa for the program “Promoting Financial Accountability” in mid-August. Through their visit to Cleveland, visitors will learn about the city’s best practices in regards to the development and implementation of international finance reporting standards, the support of professional organizations […]

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Accountability and Combating Corruption

In the midst of an economic rejuvenation from its “Rust Belt” days and an ongoing political renaissance, Cleveland has strong resources focused on all aspects of governance, ranging from promoting efficiency and transparency to the role of media in engaging the citizenry. In light of recent events, promoting transparent public relations with law enforcement officials […]

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The U.S. Experience in Combating Corruption

Five detectives from Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau will be in the United States on a 21-day program to explore U.S. approaches to combating public corruption. Through this national program, to include Cleveland, they will place particular emphasis on studying practical approaches for detecting, investigating, and prosecuting corruption. An overview of the criminal justice system, with a […]

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Local Governance in the U.S.

Seven Indonesian visitors will be in Cleveland to study our city and county governments and learn about various grassroots initiatives to promote democratic government processes. While here, they will focus particularly on accountability and transparency in government and how fiscal responsibility helps ensure governments uphold these standards. Visitors will meet with a South Euclid councilman […]

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