Media Management & Leadership

Print, television, radio, and digital media journalists and news managers from Ethiopia will be in Cleveland to explore best practices in broadcast management and gain a deeper understanding of current journalism trends in the U.S. International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored […]

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21st Century Changemakers: Education Leaders Advance Civic Engagemnt Among High School Youth

International educators and youth leaders will be traveling to Cleveland to explore programs that engage youth and promote direct participation in government and society. Visitors will address various school programs that promote youth engagement, tolerance, and multiculturalism. Discussions with the Cleveland Leadership Center, Cleveland Young Professional Senate, The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, among others, […]

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Global Health Challenges in 2018

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is pleased to host Dr. Nizar Zein, Chairman and Medical Director of Global Patient Services at the Cleveland Clinic, for a Foreign Policy Forum on the topic of global health. Dr. Zein will explore today’s top challenges in global health care and international medicine. Additionally, Dr. Zein will pay […]

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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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Youth Leadership

Cleveland Council on World Affairs will have an opportunity to host 10 Bulgarian youth leaders, including journalists, youth ambassadors, and government-affiliated youth program officers. While in Cleveland the delegation will explore the impact of youth leadership and civic education programs with an emphasis on at-risk youth. By engaging with a wide variety of young adults, […]

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Leadership Development for Women

In order to advance humanitarian and relief efforts in Haiti, the support for women leaders in politics, business, and civil society is critical in bolstering development and inclusive decision-making. While in Cleveland, five emerging Haitian leaders–including a promoter of women political rights and a manager at a clean water bottling facility–will meet with a wide-array […]

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Promoting Social Change through the Arts

Using the arts in a constructive manner for positively influencing populations and their behavior can emerge in a variety of ways. CCWA will be welcoming leaders from Afghanistan, Bahamas, Haiti, Indonesia, Israel, Nicaragua, Norway, and Turkey for a multi-regional project that will investigate social change through the arts. Participants will explore the geographic, ethnic, and […]

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Developing Civil Society: Women in Leadership

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is excited to welcome 25 women from Africa for the program “Developing Civil Society: Women in Leadership.” Upon their arrival to Cleveland, they will engage in various meetings and presentations directed towards women seeking to have active roles in policymaking, mentorship, and professional networking. They will also participate in a leadership […]

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Youth and Community Conflict Resolution

The earth is shared by nearly 7 billion people, 1.2 billion of which are youth. And although they comprise nearly 25 percent of the world’s working population, youth account for more than 40 percent of the world’s unemployed. It comes as no surprise that youth and community conflict exist as universal issues, creating challenges that […]

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