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

New Location! Please join us at The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Auditorium: 1375 E 9th St. Cleveland, OH 44114.  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 over in her book There Is Nothing for You […]

CONTINUE READING

CIFF: Navalny

CCWA is proud to be a community partner again at this year’s Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF). Our timely partner film, Navalny, follows Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption activist after his attempted poisoning in 2020. CIFF will run March 30 – April 7, 2022. The screening of Navalny will be on April 5, 2022 at […]

CONTINUE READING

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Russia, Putin, and the Pro-Democracy Movement

Alexei Navalny, an anti-corruption investigator and Russian President Vladimir V. Putin’s most prominent critic, is determined to challenge the authoritarian leader and change Russia’s political system. He was arrested on January 17 upon returning from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from a nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Putin has denied being involved. […]

CONTINUE READING

Exploring Russia’s Role in the Middle East

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Anna Borshchevskaya is the Ira Weiner Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where she focuses on Russia’s policy towards the Middle East. Borshchevskaya suggests that although many were surprised by Putin’s intervention in Syria, it was years in the making. Borshchevskaya will […]

CONTINUE READING

A New “Type” of War: Russian Warfare in the 21st Century

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Michael Petersen is the founding director of the Russia Maritime Studies Institute (RMSI) and an Associate Professor in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the United States Naval War College, where his research focuses on high-intensity conventional warfare. Petersen will round out our CCFR […]

CONTINUE READING

Economic Diversity and Single Industry Towns

For decades Cleveland’s manufacturing-based economy helped define the industrial heartland of America. Today Cleveland and the Midwest are known by the “Rust Belt” moniker, in reference to deindustrialization and urban decay that resulted from a decline of traditional enterprises based around steel and coal production. As part of their State Department-sponsored program on the development […]

CONTINUE READING

Increasing Fundraising Self-Sufficiency of NGO’s Working with Stigmatized Groups

On July 2nd, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs will welcome members from six Russian humanitarian NGO’s for a program entitled “Increasing Fundraising Self-Sufficiency of NGO’s Working with Stigmatized Groups.” The program will allow visitors to explore methods used by their U.S. peers who have encountered and overcome similar fundraising obstacles. While in Cleveland, the […]

CONTINUE READING

Means of Effective HIV Prevention

Russia is known for having one of the highest incidence rates of HIV in Europe.  Unlike its neighbors in Western and Central Europe, Russia is home to one of the fastest-growing HIV and AIDS infections in the world. In February, six participants from Russia are scheduled to visit Cleveland for programs related to HIV prevention. […]

CONTINUE READING

Episode 7: Dealing with Putin’s Russia

Steven Pifer, former Ambassador to Ukraine, now serves as  Director of the Brookings Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative and is a Senior Fellow  at the Brookings Institute. Ambassador Pifer used his in-depth knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and U.S. foreign policy to examine what lies ahead in the U.S.’s relationship with Putin and the role of non-proliferation and arms control in this complicated relationship.

CONTINUE READING

Dealing with Putin’s Russia

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: Election 2016: A Foreign Policy Forum  Steven Pifer, former Ambassador to Ukraine, now serves as  Director of the Brookings Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative and is a Senior Fellow  at the Brookings Institute. Ambassador Pifer will use his in-depth knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and U.S. foreign policy to examine what lies […]

CONTINUE READING
Cleveland Council on World Affairs Portal
If you're a member, enter your login information and password below to access your account.