The Merkel Regime – Germany After the Election

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger is the Foreign Editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany’s leading daily newspaper. Frankenberger will join CCFR a month after the 2017 German federal election. Will Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats come out victorious allowing Germany to fend off the rise of […]


Legislative Professional Fellows Program for India and Pakistan

CCWA will be hosting its fourth cohort of Legislative Professional Fellows for four weeks during the last half of October and the first half of November, 2017. The Legislative Professional Fellows Program brings emerging leaders in the fields of legislative process and governance; civic engagement; NGO management; economic empowerment and entrepreneurship; and journalism from Pakistan and India to the United States for […]


Happy Dog Takes on the World: Will Populism Prevail?

With the surprising results of the Brexit Referendum and the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, all eyes turn to the French and German elections to gauge the influence of populism and voter discontent in global democracies. France, an architect of the European Union (EU) that has always prided itself […]


Identity Politics in U.S. Elections: A Project for Canada

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs will be welcoming political operatives, observers, and analysts from Canada for a program entitled “Identity Politics in U.S. Elections”. This will be an exciting time to learn about the United States’ election process, given that visitors will be able witness Election Day firsthand and have an opportunity to participate in […]


Elected Kashmiri Officials (India)

Both in current times and throughout history, India and the United States have shared an extensive cultural, strategic, military, and economic relationship. International ties are stronger than ever; in January of 2015, President Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to be invited as the chief guest of India’s Republic Day celebrations. To reinforce such […]


Elections and Political Parties

Seven elections officials from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia will be coming to Cleveland for a program on “Elections and Political Parties.”  While in Cleveland the group will learn about administering elections on the local level, constitutional law, good governance, and how national political parties operate on the […]

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