The United Nations in a Changing World

The past year has shown that global issues of climate change, pandemics, and great power struggles will require greater international cooperation across borders. Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, will address the role of the UN in this changing world, and its ongoing efforts to foster and strengthen global cooperation.  What can the […]

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Global Economic Outlook 2021

The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum Series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. This Forum is the annual Dr. Raj and Karen Aggarwal Forum on International Business. The global economy continues to slowly climb out of recession following the COVID-19 lockdowns that impacted the entire world in the spring of 2020. Even though cases of COVID-19 […]

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Episode 42: Crisis in the U.S.-China Relationship

Guest: Susan Thornton Susan Thornton, a retired senior U.S. diplomat with near 30 years of experience with the U.S. State Department and current Senior Fellow at Yale Law School, spoke in a virtual webinar for CCWA in November of 2020. Thornton addressed the changing U.S.-China relationship and what the future might look like. Throughout Q&A, […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Next President’s Foreign Policy Inbox

Regardless of which candidate prevails on November 3, the next President of the United States will inherit a complicated international landscape and mounting global problems. While this has been true for nearly every modern presidential election, what makes this election different is that Joe Biden and Donald J. Trump vastly disagree on almost every foreign […]

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Episode 41: Foreign Policy and the 2020 Election

Guest: Ambassador Nicholas Burns Ambassador Nicholas Burns, the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School, spoke in a virtual webinar for CCWA on October 26, 2020. Ambassador Burns discussed the role of foreign policy in the 2020 election and the changing role of […]

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Foreign Policy and the 2020 Election

The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Monday October 26, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 PM The world is watching closely as the U.S. presidential election approaches. Analysts have stated that this election is historic and unprecedented for a number of reasons, and we are now in the final stretch of the […]

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Coronavirus in Conflict Zones

The 2019-2020 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Thursday May 7, 2020 from 4:00-5:00 PM Join CCWA as we host a virtual Foreign Policy Forum on the impact of COVID-19 in conflict zones. Jarrett Blanc, from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will discuss the realities of coronavirus in conflict-affected nations, […]

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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 […]

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Back to (Merely) Bad: The Future of U.S. Policy Towards Iran

The 2019-2020 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Over the last few months, the imposition of sanctions, maritime and drone incidents, and escalating rhetoric between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran have led onlookers to fear a possible conflict in the Middle East. Beyond these recent events, the […]

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Turkey, a U.S. Ally Adrift: Is a Reversal Possible?

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. In recent years, Turkey has drifted away from its traditional Western allies and problems have developed in U.S.-Turkey relations, as Turkish leadership has become increasingly anti-Western. What are the prospects for Turkey’s re-democratization? How can Turkish relations with the West, including the U.S., improve? Dr. […]

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