Episode 54: From Russia to Rustbelts: Witness to Democratic Fragility with Fiona Hill

Guest: Fiona Hill Since her testimony in the 2019 presidential impeachment hearings, Fiona Hill is sounding the alarm on the conditions that lead to populism and democratic decline the world […]

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Episode 52: Art and International Cooperation: The Bridges Cleveland Helps Build

Panelists included André Gremillet, President and CEO of The Cleveland Orchestra; Heather Lemonedes Brown, Chief Curator of The Cleveland Museum of Art; Yaron Kohlberg, President of Piano Cleveland; and international […]

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Episode 49: The United States and an Evolving Europe: Transatlantic Ties 2021-2022

Guest: Rachel Ellehuus On November 16, 2021,  Deputy Director for the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, offered her insights into the current […]

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Episode 48: The United Nations in a Changing World

Guest: Stéphane Dujarric On October 19, 2021, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosted Stéphane Dujarric, the Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, to talk about the role of the […]

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Episode 47: The Global Impact Award 2021

Guest: Dr. Robert M. Gates The 2021 Global Impact Award honored Dr. Robert M. Gates, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, for his distinguished career in national security. Dr. Gates delivered […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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