Privacy Protection and Enforcement

Visitors from across the European Union will be in Cleveland on a State Department-sponsored program to see firsthand how government agencies, private businesses, nonprofits, healthcare, and law firms in Cleveland interact with, collect, and protect data. The program will address how state government bodies and law enforcement enforce privacy regulations and enhance data protection through […]

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Transparency and Accountability in Government (A Project for Malaysia)

CCWA will be hosting visitors from Malaysia on a program to outline the role and structure of ethics in government in the United States, similarities and differences in approaches of ethical conduct between government and the private sector in the U.S., and the effect of transparency on trade, investment, and economic development. One specific area […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: The End of Pax Americana?

“Pax Americana” commonly refers to the decades of relative peace experienced amongst the world’s most powerful nations after World War II. This peace is often attributed to the United States’ stability, economic strength, and preponderance of power – and, arguably, its position as a moral center, dedicated to preserving freedom, democracy, human rights, and the […]

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U.S. Justice System: Protecting Women and Children

Guaranteeing the legal rights of women and children remains a top human rights concern for governments around the world. This multi-regional IVLP exchange featuring 20 law enforcement, governmental, and human rights officials will examine the legal structures that the U.S. judicial system has in place to protect women and children. Meetings with the U.S. Attorney’s […]

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Deputy Governors’ Oversight and Advisory Capacity

In this IVLP program, a group of deputy governors from Afghanistan will explore connections between federal, state and local governments, and the principles of representative democracy. While in Cleveland, the program will focus on the major corruption case that occurred in Cuyahoga County in 2008 that involved County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and over 50 other […]

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Complex Crime: Policies and Techniques to Break Criminal Networks

Prosecutors, federal judges, police officers, and public security administrators from Brazil will examine the U.S. criminal justice system in order to explore the role that law enforcement agencies play in detecting and investigating transnational crime. The visit to Cleveland will include a trip to the Cleveland branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Cleveland Police […]

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Promoting Good Governance and Accountability in the U.S.: The Role of Journalists

Investigative journalists, broadcasters, news editors, and media managers from Nigeria will explore the impact of U.S. news reporting on government accountability in this 10-day IVLP exchange. A visit to Cleveland will include discussions with print, broadcast, and television news editors and reporters focused on the media’s role as a “watchdog” in governance and society. Through […]

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NGO Management in the United States

With a number of  NGO’s, Cleveland offers an opportunity for visitors from around the world to explore the diversity of the non-profit sector in the United States. Meetings with local NGO’s and non-profits such as the Cleveland Foundation, Second Harvest & Aespire, and Medwish will provide visitors with a hands-on opportunity to review strategies for […]

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Leading and Managing Municipal Government

Six municipal mayors from Libya will be travelling to Northeast Ohio to learn how Cleveland and Cuyahoga County promote strong and accountable local government through cooperation and effective policy making. In addition to a case study highlighting reform efforts after the 2011 Cuyahoga County corruption scandal, visitors will engage local mayors and city administrators to […]

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Transparency and Accountability

CCWA will be hosting five Belarusian political scientists, researchers, bureaucratic officials, and governmental executives on an International Visitor Leadership Program exchange that aims to augment good governance practices in Belarus. The professional program in Cleveland will highlight the role of “Sunshine Laws” in promoting transparency, data sharing between public and private sectors, and best practices […]

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