Protecting Soft Targets Against Terrorist Attacks

International security and law enforcement agents from Argentina, Denmark, Hong Kong, Kenya, and Luxembourg will be traveling to Cleveland to learn about how this city plans to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks. Meetings with local government agencies, businesses, and organizations will evaluate Cleveland’s terrorism prevention programs and examine efforts to identify and protect soft […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: How America Confronts Terror

For the past 17 years, much of American national security has been focused on preventing another terrorist attack. To that end, the United States has invested countless resources in battling ISIS, the Taliban, and other forms of extreme terrorism around the globe. In December, President Donald J. Trump announced he was pulling 2,000 American troops out of […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: Terrorism, Conflict, and Crises of Leadership in Africa

Please note: Happy Dog Takes on the World will be held the second Tuesday in December (not the first).  Much of the world is marred by conflict and crises of leadership and  Africa is no exception. After a contentious and violent election process that left dozens dead – and included the Supreme Court invalidating the […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: Putting the U.S. War on Terror in Historical and Global Context

  Join us, the City Club, Global Cleveland, International Partners in Mission, and the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies (NOCMES) as WCPN host/producer Tony Ganzer talks with Lisa Hajjar, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at the University of California – Santa Barbara, on the history of torture and how its ramifications affect U.S. politics, both nationally and globally. […]

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Beyond ISIS: Addressing Terrorism at Home and Abroad

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Abigail R. Esman, an award-winning journalist, columnist and author based in New York and The Netherlands, will kick off our 79th season with a discussion on terrorism. In the search to understand what drives Islamic terrorists and to develop strategies to protect ourselves against attacks, […]

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How the West Can Win

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Ambassador Kurt Volker is a leading expert in U.S. foreign and national security policy with 30 years of experience in a variety of government, academic, and private sector capacities. Ambassador Volker serves as Executive Director of The McCain Institute for International Leadership, a part […]

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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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