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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Transparency and Accountability in Government (Regional Project)

CCWA will be hosting local government officials, civil society leaders, policy analysts, and journalists from Latin America on a project exploring efforts to improve public transparency. The program will 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 […]

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Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

The YLAI Professional Fellowship Program will bring 250 business and social entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States in October 2017, to collaborate with their counterparts in businesses and civil society organizations in 24 cities across the United States. As one of these 24 “City Hubs,” Cleveland will welcome 10 fellows […]

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Transparency and Accountability in Government

Ten IVLP participants representing eight Latin American countries will travel to Cleveland to examine governmental transparency challenges and efforts to improve public accountability. Using the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal involving the former county commissioner as a case study, visitors will meet with the county’s Inspector General and NGOs that have empowered citizens to actively engage […]

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Grassroots Democracy and Citizen Participation: A Project for Venezuela

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs will be welcoming visitors from Venezuela for a program entitled “Grassroots Democracy and Citizen Participation” in early October. This program will focus on how organizations, individuals, and candidates prepare for and execute campaigns on a grassroots level. The visitors will learn about civic engagement, outreach, and mobilization within the […]

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Venezuela and Colombia: Tough Realities and Continuing Challenges for U.S. Diplomacy

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum  Ambassador John F. Maisto is a 33-year former career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, who served as Ambassador to Venezuela (1997-2000), Nicaragua (1993-1996), and the Organization of American States (2003-2006). Join CCWA for our season opener as Ambassador Maisto explores the very distinct challenges […]

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Trade and Finance: Latin America and the Global Economy

In support of the 2014 Summit of the Americas and its call for action, this project will examine the U.S. economic system and the domestic economic forces that influence U.S. trade policy and the policy making process itself. Participants from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela will explore trends and patterns […]

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Brazil Beyond the Headlines: Looking at the Hard Choices Ahead

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Andrea Murta is the Associate Director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at The Atlantic Center and she will lead a discussion on Brazil Beyond the Headlines: Looking at the Hard Choices Ahead. For more information about CCFR membership options and to join, click here to visit our CCFR page.

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WEAmericas Program for Women Entrepreneurs

In support of the Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas (WEAmericas) initiative, launched at the 2012 Summit of the Americas, this IVLP focuses on expanding social and economic opportunities for women entrepreneurs. Participants will examine ways in which the United States fosters the advancement of women in business. They will explore a variety of mentorship, job […]

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Trade and Finance: Latin America and the Global Economy

Latin America and the United States are closely interlinked in terms of trade. As of August 2014, U.S. producers were exporting three times more to countries in Latin America than to China; similarly, Central America and South America purchase 50% more goods from the United States than the Chinese. Including Mexico, total trade in imports […]

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