Strengthening Local Government Financial Management

A group of seven financial and legal government officials from Iraq will be visiting Cleveland to address topic concerning ethical leadership, transparency, and accountability, and the best ways to efficiently manage public funds and budget at a local level. The visitors will have an opportunity to examine financial transparency best practices through workshops and meetings […]

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Towards a More Safe and Secure World: International Peace and Security

The U.S. Department of State’s Towards a More Safe and Secure World initiative brings more than 80 law enforcement, security, counternarcotic, and judicial officials from around the world to the U.S. to discuss and examine mutual threats to international peace and security. Through this initiative, CCWA will have the opportunity to host visitors from Bangladesh, […]

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Social Entrepreneurs in the United States (Multi-Regional Project)

This International Visitor Leadership Program project is for seven entrepreneurs and civil society leaders from Algeria, Chile, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, and United Arab Emirates. They are in Cleveland to examine sustainable social ventures that support local communities. Meetings, site visits, and volunteering opportunities will introduce the visitors to the impact local businesses have in […]

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Passport Party 2017

Join the Cleveland Council on World Affairs and Global Cleveland to celebrate international travel and a night of mingling and networking. This event is free, but your ticket to get in the door is your passport. Don’t have one? Passport applications will be available so you can begin planning your first international adventure. New this year, submit […]

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Regional Health Challenges: Research and Remedies

From August 16 – 22, eight doctors, researchers, government officials, and NGO leaders from the Middle East and North Africa will have the opportunity to examine Cleveland’s world-class health care resources and hospitals. In order to promote international cooperation in the global health community, this program will address innovations in medical technology, public health programs […]

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Fulbright Welcome Weekend

Back for a sixth year, CCWA will again be partnering with Ohio University to host 30+ Fulbright graduate students in Cleveland for the weekend.  The group, comprised of students aged 22-35, all speak English and will be studying in graduate programs across the United States.  They are here in Ohio for an orientation program and […]

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Common Ground: CCWA in the Syrian Cultural Garden

What is Common Ground? We are all connected by the spaces we share. By meeting on our common ground, the place we all call home, we create the opportunity for familiarity, understanding and inspiration to take shape. The Cleveland Foundation is working with partners across the region to bring Cuyahoga County residents together on one […]

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Britain, Brexit, and the U.S.

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum  The United Kingdom is grappling with its vote to leave the European Union, the world’s most powerful international economic and political union. Ambassador Charles Ries, Vice President, International at the RAND Corporation, will join CCWA to discuss the future and stability of the European Union […]

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Religious Education in the United States

Bangladesh is a diverse society with a majority of the population’s faith centered on Islam but with other significant majorities adhering to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. This project is designed for current and emerging education leaders to explore the U.S. approach to the incorporation of religion in public and private schools and universities. An emphasis […]

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Towards a More Safe and Secure World: Community Engagement and Countering Extremism

Visitors representing 12 countries will be exploring grassroots efforts to stymie violent extremism and promote tolerance and mutual understanding. By getting out into the Cleveland community and engaging with governmental, law enforcement, civil society, and faith-based organizations, visitors will gain insight into a multi-dimensional approach to addressing the underlying conditions that fuel extremism. This program […]

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