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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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.

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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 […]

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What’s Next for U.S. Business in Russia

Join CCWA and IBN-NEO for a breakfast, keynote address and a panel discussion on doing business with Russia. Daniel A. Russell is keynote speaker and Vladimir Lechtman and Paul Znidar will participate in the panel discussion. Daniel A. Russell is President and CEO of U.S.-Russia Business Council, bilateral trade organization dedicated to commercial relations between […]

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Volunteerism in the U.S.

Visitors from Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Yemen are coming to Cleveland to examine the impact of volunteerism in U.S. communities and how volunteers are inspired to help foster a culture of service, civic involvement and responsibility.  By sharing best practices, and opportunities to volunteer, participants will better understand the importance of volunteerism […]

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Making Sense of the Ukraine-Russia Crisis

The Inaugural event in a new joint series — Happy Dog Takes on the World — presented by the Council on World Affairs and the City Club of Cleveland. Join special guest experts on Russia and Ukraine, including Professor Stephen Crowley, Chair of the Russian & East European Studies and Peace & Conflict Studies departments at […]

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