Model UN Fall Conference

High school students from Northeast Ohio schools come together for a two-day United Nations simulation. Putting themselves in the shoes of foreign diplomats the students are able to tackle and find solutions to the most pressing international issues. Through their commitment to the program the participants become empowered to investigate the world, recognize different perspectives, communicate […]

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Namaste! One Night for One World

This year’s Namaste! One Night for One World will be held on October 16.  Guests will learn about IPM’s projects and enjoy an evening of international cuisine, live music, wine, handicrafts from around the world, and a silent auction!  We anticipate the attendance of approximately 250 guests. More than ten of of IPM’s Project Partners […]

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2014 Global Impact Award

The second installment of the CCWA’s marquee event — celebrating insight, engagement, and international action. Thursday, October 9, 2014  |  Ritz Carlton Hotel – Cleveland Presenting Sponsor: The Cleveland Foundation. Cocktail Reception, Dinner & Program 5:30 – 6:00 pm  |  VIP Reception with Honoree 6:00 – 7:00 pm  |  Cocktail Reception 7:00 – 9:30 pm  |  Dinner & […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Origins of ISIS and its Place in Political Islam

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has emerged as the most  terrifying and brutal of extreme jihadist groups in the Middle East. It  controls hundreds of square miles, all the way from Syria’s  Mediterranean coast to the south of Baghdad in an attempt to establish an Islamic caliphate or state. In recent weeks, […]

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Global Ambassadors Language Academy Community Information Meeting

Global Ambassadors Language Academy will be hosing a Community Informaition Meeting on Wednesday, Septermber 24. Global Ambassadors Language Academy is a new, K-8 Mandarin and Spanish language immersion, International Baccalaureate charter school.  Sponsored by the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, GALA will open in August 2015 and enroll grades K-1.   GALA will be the first foreign […]

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The Threat of ISIS

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CLOSED – PLEASE PAY AT THE DOOR.  CCWA kicks off our 2014-15 season with a timely examination of the situation in the Middle East. Until recently, ISIS (the Islamic State) was an unknown entity.  Now ISIS is headline news and a greater threat to the world than Al-Qaida.  ISIS’ […]

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International Business: How to Develop International Sales for Medical Products

The International Business Network in cooperation with The City of Mentor and U.S. Commercial Service, invite you to attend a program on “How to Develop International Sales for Medical Products: Opportunities & Challenges” hosted by STERIS Corporation. Speakers include: Adam Zangerle-Legal Counsel, STERIS Corporation Tim Jablonski-VP Marketing & International Sales, Codonics, Inc. Stephen J. Petras, Jr.-Partner, Baker Hostetler, LLP  Robert Straetz-Senior […]

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Making Waves

Water is life. It quenches our thirst and energizes the food we grow, but only a small percentage is drinkable. The Making Waves photography exhibit features the work of photojournalist Laura Watilo Blake, who spent two years working with the local nonprofit organization Drink Local, Drink Tap to help raise awareness about water issues both here […]

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PKNnovate: 20 Slides 2 Change the World

Join us for a dynamic evening to hear 8-10 creative Clevelanders presenting their work, ideas, and obsessions around how innovation and entrepreneurship can revitalize communities. The event will also feature presentations by participants of CCWA’s Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP). IYLEP is a US Department of State program that will be in Cleveland July 10-24, […]

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The Costs of the Cup: FIFA, Brazil and the Big Questions in International Sports

Join us the first Tuesday of each month to tackle current issues at a world affairs happy hour at the Happy Dog. This month, join special guests that will discuss the politics behind the World Cup. Featured Speakers: Otto Orf, former goalkeeper of the Cleveland Crunch (1989-2004) Jose Sola, Associate Professor of History, Cleveland State […]

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