Psycho-Social Rehabilitation in the Post-Da’esh Era

This project for mental health practitioners, educators, art therapists, and Ministry officials from Iraq, will examine U.S. strategies to address the needs of youth suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) and shock. Visitors will meet with those support services directly working with youth who have been exposed to trauma in Cleveland, including: FrontLine Trauma Serivces, […]

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Six Years Later: An Exploration into the Syrian Civil War

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum  Faysal Itani, Resident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council, will join CCWA for our first Foreign Policy Forum of the Fall 2017 season. After six years of armed conflict, 11 million refugees and internally displaced persons and almost […]

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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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CIFF: Conversation with the directors of Letters from Baghdad

CCWA is proud to be a community partner again at this year’s Cleveland International Film Festival. Our partner film, Letters from Baghdad, will be screening on April 7 at 5:35pm and on April 8 at 1:20 pm.  Use the code CCWA when purchasing tickets. A community conversation with the directors of the film, Zeva Oelbaum and […]

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Reimagining Relations with the Middle East

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. is a senior fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense, and Ambassador to Saudi Arabia during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Ambassador Freeman will join us to […]

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Episode 17: Gulliver’s Troubles Revisited: A Perspective on the Future of the Middle East

Guest: Aaron David Miller  Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is a well-known scholar on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Miller served in the State Department for more than two decades as a senior advisor on the Middle East. Miller […]

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Gulliver’s Troubles Revisited: A Perspective on the Future of the Middle East

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum  Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is a well-known scholar on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Miller served in the State Department for more than two decades as a senior […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: Middle East Conflicts-Any Prospects for Resolution?

In the last five years, the Middle East has experienced the “Arab Spring” revolutions and counter-revolutions, civil wars in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen, ISIS’s conquests and terrorism, Russian intervention and American decline, the nuclear deal with Iran, and lack of progress in Palestinian-Israeli relations. What can be done to stabilize the region and create […]

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Community Event: Understanding War and Peace in the Middle East

Join Case Western Reserve University, as they host the former President of Lebanon, Amine Gemayel for a discussion on why the Middle East has continued to struggle with war and is unable to find peace and sovereignty in their own countries. Presented by Amine Gemayel, President of Lebanon from 1982-1988 and leader of the Kataeb […]

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Promoting Financial Accountability

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs will be welcoming visitors from the Near East and North Africa for the program “Promoting Financial Accountability” in mid-August. Through their visit to Cleveland, visitors will learn about the city’s best practices in regards to the development and implementation of international finance reporting standards, the support of professional organizations […]

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