C.A.M.E.O. Presents: 46th Anniversary Dinner

The Cleveland American Middle East Organization (C.A.M.E.O.), a nonpartisan, nonsectarian, political action organization established in 1970, will be celebrating its 46th anniversary on Friday, May 20, 2016. The event honors Dr. James Zogby, President of the Arab American Institute, and Fred Bourjaily, C.A.M.E.O.’s 2nd Vice President. The event begins at 6:30 PM with dinner at […]

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Cleveland State University Presents: The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Cleveland’s Response

Cleveland State University’s Office of Civic Engagement invites all to an issue forum on the Syrian refugee crisis and Cleveland’s role in resettling refugees on Friday, February 12 at 4:00PM. This panel discussion will explain Syria’s history leading up to the current crisis, the process of refugee resettlement in Cleveland, firsthand accounts on immigrating to Cleveland, […]

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Episode 6: Iran and the U.S.: The Road to Peace

A former Iranian diplomat, Dr. Seyed Hossein Mousavian is a Research Scholar at the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University and his research focuses on the Iranian nuclear program and U.S. diplomacy efforts with Tehran. Mousavian explored details of the Iran Nuclear Deal, the impact of reduced sanctions, and what lies ahead for future U.S.-Iran relations.

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Episode 4: The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform

Several years after the Arab Spring began, democracy remains elusive in the Middle East. The Arab Spring that resides in the popular imagination is one in which a wave of mass mobilization swept the broader Middle East, toppled dictators, and cleared the way for democracy. The reality is that few Arab countries have experienced anything of the sort.  Dr. Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Associate Professor of International Relations at Harvard University, explored why regime change took place in only four Arab countries and why democratic change has proved so elusive in the countries that made attempts.

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The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum  Several years after the Arab Spring began, democracy remains elusive in the Middle East. The Arab Spring that resides in the popular imagination is one in which a wave of mass mobilization swept the broader Middle East, toppled dictators, and cleared the way for democracy. […]

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Workforce Development and Alternatives in Higher Education

This project, with representatives from Morocco, Oman, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, will examine the role vocational education plays in providing Americans with training and skills tailored to fit targeted employment needs.  The group will be in Cleveland to see, firsthand, how increased investment in community college education impacts youth and life-long learners; the evolution of higher […]

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The City Club Presents: The Presidency, Power and the Middle East

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is a community partner with the City Club for this event. Aaron David Miller is currently Vice-President for New Initiatives and a Distinguished Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. For two decades he served in the Department of State as an analyst, negotiator and adviser […]

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What’s Next in Afghanistan and Pakistan

To register for this event, CLICK HERE. Ambassador Marc Grossman will examine what the future of the region looks like after American withdrawal from Afghanistan. Amb. Grossman is the former U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (2011-2012), former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2001-2005), and former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey (1994-1997). To […]

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Episode 3 : What’s Next in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Amb. Marc Grossman examines what the intertwined future of Afghanistan and Pakistan looks like after American withdrawal from Afghanistan, and shares his experiences from his time as the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (2011-2012). Amb. Grossman is former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2001-2005), and former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey (1994-1997).

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Happy Dog Takes of the World: Israel and Palestine – Where Are Things Headed Now?

One of the world’s most important and persistent conflicts, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has undergone important shifts in recent years. The American-led peace process has officially failed. Last summer’s violence ended with few possibilities for a lasting resolution. Meanwhile, political trends within Israeli and Palestinian society point to future obstacles to a negotiated peace. In addition […]

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