The Cleveland Council on World Affairs will be welcoming visitors from Venezuela for a program entitled “Grassroots Democracy and Citizen Participation” in early October. This program will focus on how organizations, individuals, and candidates prepare for and execute campaigns on a grassroots level. The visitors will learn about civic engagement, outreach, and mobilization within the […]
Engaged citizens and civic participation are key components of a healthy democracy. This project will examine political engagement in the United States, particularly during a Presidential election season. Various components of the social, cultural, and political environment of the U.S. during such an election are factors for establishing which issues are important and to which […]
Join the City Club for a conversation with Mustafa Akyol on the relationship between Islam and freedom. According to Pew Research Center, Islam is expected to surpass Christianity as the most common religion worldwide by 2050. According to Pew’s projections, Islam will grow by 73 percent while Christianity will grow by 35 percent — resulting in […]
Several years after the Arab Spring began, democracy remains elusive in the Middle East. The Arab Spring that resides in the popular imagination is one in which a wave of mass mobilization swept the broader Middle East, toppled dictators, and cleared the way for democracy. The reality is that few Arab countries have experienced anything of the sort. Dr. Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Associate Professor of International Relations at Harvard University, explored why regime change took place in only four Arab countries and why democratic change has proved so elusive in the countries that made attempts.