Promoting Cyber Security

Visitors representing seven countries will examine issues concerning cyber security risk management, ways to educate data protection, and strategies to collaborate and to counter cyber threats. International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have […]

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21st Century Changemakers: Media Business in the Disinformation Age

Media professionals and journalists from North Macedonia’s public news agency will be in Northeast Ohio to address current trends and challenges in the television, radio, and print journalism environment. The impact of disinformation and “fake news” on journalism and politics will also be covered. International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Each year, over 300 professionals from […]

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Transparency and Accountability in Government

22 visitors representing 20 countries will be visiting Cleveland to examine issues concerning local corruption and how citizen groups, civil society, and government officials have advocated for reform and local government restructuring. International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. […]

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Countering Violent Extremism-Community Strategies

CCWA will host visitors representing five countries from Bangladesh, Egypt, France, Pakistan and Singapore to examine community-based efforts designed to build strong community resistance to violent extremism and promote tolerance, including community policing and prison rehabilitation programs. Visitors will discuss how different sectors of American society work together to resist violent extremism, including government, academia, […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility

International visitors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cote d’lvoire, Egypt, Finland, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria and Tanzania will travel to Cleveland to examine corporate ethical behavior and transparency best practices, academic perspectives on CSR best practices, and explore business strategies that ensure the sustainability of both the business and the community in which it operates. […]

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Addressing the Needs of Underserved and At-Risk Youth

CCWA will host visitors representing nine countries from throughout Latin America here to examine primary prevention programs for at-risk youth and family support strategies. While Cleveland youth face a number of health disparities, poverty, and violence, visitors will meet with emerging leaders and educators who are creating positive change among at-risk youth. Meetings and program […]

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Sustainable Cities

Urban planners, architects, environmental experts, and civil society leaders representing 21 countries will be in Cleveland to explore how local government and community organizations are advancing sustainability. Visitors will experience a case study in how Northeast Ohio is working to improve environmental resiliency through collaboration in order to promote a green city on a blue […]

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Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Cleveland and Cuyahoga County are at the near center of the nation-wide crisis (Cuyahoga County alone has seen a 1,000 percent increase in opioid deaths since 2007). In this Multi-Regional Project, visitors from Afghanistan, Cyprus, Morocco, Seychelles, China, and Russia will visit Cleveland to address the current opioid abuse crisis, health promotion strategies, demand reduction […]

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Protecting Soft Targets Against Terrorist Attacks

International security and law enforcement agents from Argentina, Denmark, Hong Kong, Kenya, and Luxembourg will be traveling to Cleveland to learn about how this city plans to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks. Meetings with local government agencies, businesses, and organizations will evaluate Cleveland’s terrorism prevention programs and examine efforts to identify and protect soft […]

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Global Economic Cooperation

As the world economy continues to grow, local businesses and economies have the opportunity to connect with the larger global market. In this Multi-Regional Project, visitors from the Colombia, Egypt, Mozambique, China, Portugal, and Sri Lanka will be traveling to Cleveland to learn more about how this “Rust Belt” city has diversified its economy both […]

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