Episode 46: Women and War: The Women Who Took on ISIS – and Won

Guest: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon  During this Foreign Policy Forum, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discussed The Daughters of Kobani, which tells the story of an unlikely fight in northeastern Syria in 2014, when an all-female militia faced off against ISIS. In general, women’s contributions to matters of war and peace, foreign policy, national security, and even combat […]

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Episode 45: Why Is It So Hard To Talk About Climate Change?

Guest: Molly Williamson Climate change is one area where politics, economics, and science come together to create an all-encompassing challenge that must be met by leaders worldwide. Unfortunately, it is clear that the causes, effects, and policies needed to counter climate change are a point of contention, as everything regarding climate change has become politically […]

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Episode 44: The United States and Iran: What Will the Next Four Years Hold?

Guest: Kelsey Davenport and Paul Pillar  The U.S.-Iran relationship is one the most pressing foreign policy challenges the Biden Administration will navigate in the coming years. CCWA was joined by Paul Pillar, Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, and Kelsey Davenport, Director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control […]

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Episode 41: Foreign Policy and the 2020 Election

Guest: Ambassador Nicholas Burns Ambassador Nicholas Burns, the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School, spoke in a virtual webinar for CCWA on October 26, 2020. Ambassador Burns discussed the role of foreign policy in the 2020 election and the changing role of […]

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Episode 40: Coronavirus in Conflict Zones

Guest: Jarrett Blanc Jarrett Blanc, a senior fellow in the Geoeconomics and Strategy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, spoke in a virtual webinar for CCWA in May of 2020. Jarrett Blanc is a returning guest of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. In a great discussion on COVID-19 and conflict zones, Blanc […]

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Episode 38: One Life Documentary and the Worldwide Plight of Refugees

CCWA moderated a conversation on the global refugee crisis with Akshay Shah, Producer of the One Life documentary, Patrick Kearns, Executive Director of Refugee Response, and Paul Frankmann, current teacher and former Humanitarian Law Trainer with the American Red Cross. Their perspectives highlighted the plight of refugees and the challenges for the International Community in […]

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Episode 35: The Global Impact Award 2019

Guest: Dr. Richard Haass The 2019 Global Impact Award honored Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, for his distinguished career as one of the most knowledgeable observers of international affairs in America. Dr. Haass received CCWA’s Global Impact Award and delivered the Brooks Emeny Distinguished Lecture. The Global Impact Award from […]

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Episode 28: Global Health Challenges in 2018

Guest: Dr. Nizar Zein Dr. Nizar Zein, Chairman and Medical Director of Global Patient Services at the Cleveland Clinic, explored top challenges in global health care and international medicine as part of a Cleveland Council on World Affairs Foreign Policy Forum. Dr. Zein focused on global health problems that cross international borders, and ways in which the […]

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Episode 27: 400 Years of Dutch-American and Transatlantic Relations

Guest: Ambassador Henne Schuwer  Ambassador Schuwer joined the Cleveland Council on World Affairs for a Foreign Policy Forum to discuss the lasting relationship between the Netherlands and the United States. Ambassador Schuwer began by addressing the historic ties between the two nations and room for growth in our relationship. During Q&A, the Ambassador shared his thoughts on […]

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Episode 26: The Global Impact Award 2018

Guest: Senator George J. Mitchell The 2018 Global Impact Award honored Senator George Mitchell for his distinguished career as a peacemaker in Northern Ireland and his work as a U.S. Senator. Senator Mitchell received CCWA’s Global Impact Award and delivered the Brooks Emeny Distinguished Lecture. The Global Impact Award from the Cleveland Council on World […]

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