Happy Dog Takes on the World: Brazil- Corruption, Impeachment, and the Rio Olympics

The news coming out of Brazil recently challenges the truism that “there is no such thing as bad publicity.” On June 17, fewer than 50 days before the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro has declared a “state of public calamity” as the country struggles to prepare for the games. This Olympic-sized […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: Human Trafficking

According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing global crime, the fastest growing means by which people are enslaved and one of the largest sources of income for organized crime. UNICEF estimates that 1.2 million children are trafficked every year, while the U.S. Department of State’s 2007 […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Panama Papers

The Panama Papers are one of the largest data leaks in history: 2.6 terabytes that include 11.5 million documents from the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. Contained within the unprecedented volume of files are a network that expose how some of the global political elite use offshore bank accounts and shell companies […]

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Over the course of a decade-long recession, Puerto Rico has amassed a public debt of $72 billion, a staggering amount that the unincorporated U.S. territory is in danger of defaulting on in May. What are the potential consequences of a debt default for Puerto Rico and the United States? Join The City Club of Cleveland, the […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: “Person of the Year” or Her Big Mistake?

Time Magazine lauded Angela Merkel, the Federal Chancellor of Germany, by naming her “Person of the Year.” In Germany, however, she provoked mixed feelings and some serious opposition within her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Can she regain control? Join us, the City Club of Cleveland, International Partners in Mission, the Northeast Ohio Consortium for […]

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Global Conversation: Education in the Digital Age

CCWA welcomes you to a casual networking and conversation about Education in the Digital Age with CCWA’s international visitors from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa. The international visitors are higher education professionals and in Cleveland to learn about current technological trends in education; assess how new technologies impact student learning; examine partnerships […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: Challenges of the European Union in the 21st Century

The European Union (EU) is a politico-economic union of 28 member-states. Created after World War II to foster economic cooperation, the EU has delivered nearly half a century of peace, stability, and prosperity to its more than 500 million citizens. Currently, the EU is facing historic challenges –  Russia’s resurgence, the sovereign debt crisis and the […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: UN Sustainability Goals – Can 17 Initiatives Transform the World?

On September 25, 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were ratified by all 193 countries in the United Nations (UN). These goals are focused on eliminating poverty and hunger, reducing inequality, addressing climate change, creating sustainable cities and communities, and encouraging responsible consumption – all by 2030. The SDGs follow and expand on the eight millennium development goals (MDGs), […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Crisis in Yemen

Yemen is unique. It is one of the oldest societies in the world and the poorest Arab country. Popular commentary often ignores Yemen as peripheral to the Middle East’s dominate themes, but this misses much. Propelled by the Arab uprisings in 2011, Yemeni society peacefully mobilized protests and forced its long ruling president, Ali Abdullah […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World- Welcome to Havana: A New Era in U.S.-Cuba Relations

On October 19, 1960, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized an embargo on exports to socialist Cuba, setting in motion an uneasy political relation that lasted more than 50 years. Diplomatic relations with Cuba were severed in January 1961. A travel ban and an expanded export ban went into effect in subsequent years. All this in an attempt […]

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