Art and International Cooperation: The Bridges that Cleveland Helps Build

In a world where conflicts most often make our news headlines, the connections that art can create across countries and cultures are perhaps more vital than ever. These connections are multifaceted: sometimes art creates space for unique international partnerships to flourish, sometimes music transcends conflict in ways than no diplomatic effort could, and sometimes art […]


American Diplomacy in a Disordered World

The 2019-2020 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. With more than three decades of experience as an American diplomat, Ambassador Burns played a significant role in the most important diplomatic events of his time- including the end of the Cold War, post-Cold War relations between the United States and Russia, the […]


Happy Dog Takes on the World: Music as Political Diplomacy

While international affairs seem dominated by the high politics of official representatives and ambassadors, a great deal of transnational interaction happens at the levels of citizens and collectives. An increasingly popular form of cultural exchange and citizen diplomacy is expressed through music. What goes into these efforts? How do such exchanges shape the foreign artists […]


Diplomacy Begins Here: Women Who Rock the World Global Ties U.S. 2018 Regional Summit

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs, in partnership with Global Ties U.S. and the Department of State, invites you to attend a summit entitled Diplomacy Begins Here: Women Who Rock the World in Cleveland, Ohio. Hosted in the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Women Who Rock the World Summit will […]


Disability Issues in the U.S.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush. It is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. It affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination […]


Open World Program – Rumsfeld Fellowship

The Rumsfeld Foundation has partnered with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) to establish the Central Asia-Caucasus Young Leaders Fellowship Program.  The program was launched  in the fall of 2008 to bring individuals from Central Asia, the Caucasus, Afghanistan and Mongolia to pursue research projects and establish ties […]

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