Promoting Cyber Security

Visitors representing seven countries will examine issues concerning cyber security risk management, ways to educate data protection, and strategies to collaborate and to counter cyber threats. International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have […]

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Countering Violent Extremism-Community Strategies

CCWA will host visitors representing five countries from Bangladesh, Egypt, France, Pakistan and Singapore to examine community-based efforts designed to build strong community resistance to violent extremism and promote tolerance, including community policing and prison rehabilitation programs. Visitors will discuss how different sectors of American society work together to resist violent extremism, including government, academia, […]

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Complex Crime: Policies and Techniques to Break Criminal Networks

Prosecutors, federal judges, police officers, and public security administrators from Brazil will examine the U.S. criminal justice system in order to explore the role that law enforcement agencies play in detecting and investigating transnational crime. The visit to Cleveland will include a trip to the Cleveland branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Cleveland Police […]

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Towards a More Safe and Secure World: International Peace and Security

The U.S. Department of State’s Towards a More Safe and Secure World initiative brings more than 80 law enforcement, security, counternarcotic, and judicial officials from around the world to the U.S. to discuss and examine mutual threats to international peace and security. Through this initiative, CCWA will have the opportunity to host visitors from Bangladesh, […]

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Japan-U.S. Relations in a Changing World

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Professor Naoyuki Agawa, former Japanese Minister for Public Affairs and current Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, will join CCFR to discuss U.S.-Japan relations. Professor Agawa will survey the shifting global order and argue that close Japan-U.S. cooperation in security, economy, trade and […]

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The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: How Does This End?

 Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum  As North Korea is inching closer to becoming a nuclear-armed regime, the world braces for one of the world’s gravest security threats. Evans J.R. Revere, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies, will address where U.S. policy on […]

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Addressing the Needs of Underserved and At-Risk Youth

The economic and civic marginalization of youth populations poses challenges for societies and threatens the stability, security, and prosperity of nations. In support of the 2014 Summit of the Americas and its call for action on continuing and new challenges in the hemisphere, this project will focus on U.S. efforts to expand educational, social, and […]

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Data Privacy and Protection

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs welcomes visitors from Europe this April for the program “Data Privacy and Protection in the United States.”  The visitors’ experience in Cleveland will illuminate the function of data privacy in public-private partnerships, the roles and responsibilities of the private sector in data security, and the interaction between data protection […]

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Cyber Security and Government Interoperability

Cyber security has become one of the most essential components of protection for economic and national security interests worldwide. Both the United States and Europe share a common necessity of protecting these systems in order to maintain the resilience and reliability of critical infrastructure and key resources. In order to protect and ensure sufficient cyber security, information […]

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Oberlin College – National Intelligence Panel

Navigating National Security: Intelligence Gathering in the Digital Age Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:00 p.m. Panel Discussion – Apollo Theatre, Oberlin, OH This event is free and open to the public. Balancing the needs of national security and American citizens’ fundamental right to privacy is a complex and challenging issue. Even before the Snowden affair, mainstream media was […]

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