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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.” […]

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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 […]

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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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