Citizen Exchanges Make a Difference for a Local Non-Profit Leader

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs nominated Danielle Drake for a U.S. Department of State-sponsored outbound exchange to India for three weeks in 2018. The Professional Fellows Program for Governance and Society welcomes emerging leaders from India, Pakistan, and Nepal to the U.S. for four-week fellowship programs, and selects a cohort of emerging U.S. nonprofit […]


The Power of Citizen Diplomacy

Citizen Diplomacy is the concept that individual citizens have the right, even the responsibility, to help shape U.S. foreign relations, “one handshake at a time.” Last month, CCWA took the national spotlight in celebrating the power of citizen diplomacy at the 2020 Global Ties U.S. National Meeting. The CCWA team represented Northeast Ohio at our […]


Building Bridges from Cleveland to Taiwan

On October 19, Kjell Aspelin, Amanda Bendis, and Sydney Heckeler disembarked from a twelve-hour flight. The three Cleveland high school students had just landed in Taiwan for a two-week trip to discover the country, its culture, and its music. For all of the students, it was their first time in Asia; for one of them, […]


Evening Reception and Forum with U.S. Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen

Join CCWA on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the Drury Inn in downtown Cleveland, for a presentation by Jody Olsen, Director of the U.S. Peace Corps. Director Olsen will explore her experience in diplomacy, the Peace Corps, and her work in women’s empowerment and leadership. Location: The Drury Inn, Great Lakes Ballroom, 1380 East 6th St. Event […]


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 […]


Announcing Global Hosting Opportunities

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) is announcing three opportunities to bring the world to your home through the long-term Kosovo Youth Exchange Program (KYEP), or the short-term Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Programs (IYLEP) and the Jóvenes en Acción (Youth in Action) program. KYEP brings student leaders from Kosovo to study in area high […]

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