Episode 54: From Russia to Rustbelts: Witness to Democratic Fragility with Fiona Hill

Guest: Fiona Hill Since her testimony in the 2019 presidential impeachment hearings, Fiona Hill is sounding the alarm on the conditions that lead to populism and democratic decline the world […]

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From Russia to Rustbelts: Witness to Democratic Fragility with Fiona Hill

New Location! Please join us at The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Auditorium: 1375 E 9th St. Cleveland, OH 44114.  Since her testimony in the 2019 presidential impeachment hearings, Fiona Hill […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: Why Rust Belts Matter Around the World

In America and other Western democracies, older industrial communities are in a painful process of economic transition. These geographic regions were once economic powerhouses, but have experienced a decline in […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: Coups and the Fragility of Democracy

On January 6, 2021, supporters of President Trump violently stormed the Capitol after attending a rally on the National Mall where Trump defended his belief that the election had been […]

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21st Century Changemakers: Strengthening American Corners Programming in the Face of Global Change

Librarians and American Corners managers from Belarus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine will be in Cleveland to explore best practices in library management and strategies for […]

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Transparency and Accountability in Government (Regional Project)

CCWA will be hosting local government officials, civil society leaders, policy analysts, and journalists from Latin America on a project exploring efforts to improve public transparency. The program will outline […]

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Deputy Governors’ Oversight and Advisory Capacity

In this IVLP program, a group of deputy governors from Afghanistan will explore connections between federal, state and local governments, and the principles of representative democracy. While in Cleveland, the […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: Is Democracy Dying?

According to Freedom House, from 1973 to 2005, the number of democracies worldwide increased dramatically, however, over the past decade, the organization recorded a decline in global freedom. From India to […]

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Community Event: Turkey – What Went Wrong and What’s Next

Dynamics of religion, nationalism, and political repression raise concerns for people around the world.  Join John Carroll University for a conversation about “Turkey: What Went Wrong and What’s Next?” to hear […]

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Leading and Managing Municipal Government

Six municipal mayors from Libya will be travelling to Northeast Ohio to learn how Cleveland and Cuyahoga County promote strong and accountable local government through cooperation and effective policy making. […]

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