Trade, Politics, and the Global Economic Outlook in 2020

The 2019-2020 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Global growth slowed considerably over the last three quarters of 2018 and into 2019, and rising trade and global tensions have increased uncertainty in both the global trading system and in international cooperation in general. In an overall economic outlook published in November […]

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U.S. Best Practices in Promoting Business Development

Business leaders, entrepreneurs, startup promoters, and government and economic officials from Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe will travel to the U.S. to examine entrepreneurship support programs and small business development at the federal, state, and local level. A program in Cleveland will expose visitors to effective startup incubators at local nonprofits and […]

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Debt Restructuring, Corporate Governance, and Competition in the United States

Five financial and legal experts from China will be visiting Cleveland to gain insight of the financial and legal aspects of debt and industry restructuring in the United States.  The program here will explore ways in which U.S. companies use restructuring to create efficient operations, observe corporate governance best practices, and assess the benefits of […]

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Trade and Finance: Latin America and the Global Economy

In support of the 2014 Summit of the Americas and its call for action, this project will examine the U.S. economic system and the domestic economic forces that influence U.S. trade policy and the policy making process itself. Participants from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela will explore trends and patterns […]

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Strengthening Central Banking and National Finance in Iraq

The security crisis created by ISIL, the continuing political challenges to maintain a unified Iraq, and the drop in oil prices have all contributed to increased pressure on two vital pillars of the Iraqi economy: the Central Bank of Iraq and the Ministry of Finance. This project will introduce participants to the U.S. Federal Reserve […]

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The Contemporary U.S. Economy: Financial Markets, Trade, and Economic Development

Ohio’s recent boom in exports over the last five years embodies the U.S. government’s efforts to boost small businesses in the global economy. In 2013, Ohio exported a record-breaking $50.5 billion of finished goods, with the largest share coming from Greater Cleveland. Numerous small businesses benefit from legislation that increases their access to international markets, […]

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Economic and Business Reporting Skills for Journalists

While India’s vibrant media remained the freest in South Asia in 2014, press freedom in the country was threatened by several factors, including a series of legal actions against journalists and editorial interference by media owners in the run-up to the May national elections. Continued violence against journalists, attempts at surveillance, and blocking of news […]

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Trade and Finance: Latin America and the Global Economy

Latin America and the United States are closely interlinked in terms of trade. As of August 2014, U.S. producers were exporting three times more to countries in Latin America than to China; similarly, Central America and South America purchase 50% more goods from the United States than the Chinese. Including Mexico, total trade in imports […]

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Global Economic Cooperation and Revitalization

Our first international visitors program for the summer will include visitors representing seven different countries around the world. Hailing from Algeria, Chile, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Taiwan, and Yemen, these enterprising leaders in the fields of business and economics will be traveling to Cleveland to learn about global economic revitalization. During their visits to a […]

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Community Connections – Belarus

The broad public diplomacy goal of the Community Connections program is to contribute to economic and democratic reform while promoting mutual understanding between nations.  Through exposure to U.S. society, personal connections with Americans and intensive programming in the U.S., these goals are achieved. The goal of this three week program is to introduce 10 Belarusian […]

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