Global Economic Cooperation

As the world economy continues to grow, local businesses and economies have the opportunity to connect with the larger global market. In this Multi-Regional Project, visitors from the Colombia, Egypt, Mozambique, China, Portugal, and Sri Lanka will be traveling to Cleveland to learn more about how this “Rust Belt” city has diversified its economy both […]

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New Economic Map for the Korean Peninsula

South Korean policy advisors involved in formulating the Moon Jae-in administration’s “New Economic Map for the Korean Peninsula” will visit the U.S. to examine a wide range of government agencies, non-government organizations, think tanks, and important interest groups dealing with foreign, security, and economic policies. Participants will explore economic policies and development models that promote […]

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U.S.-China Relations: The Slow Economic War

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum  Join CCWA as we host Thomas Hout, Visiting Professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies, best-selling author, and career consultant, for a discussion of the economic relationship between the United States and China. Following a number of negotiations and tariff changes between the United States […]

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Sustainable Connectivity: Port Infrastructure

Over $3 billion worth of economy activity is tied to the Port of Cleveland. Through the International Visitor Leadership Program, port operators, managers, and engineers from Indonesia will have an opportunity to visit Cleveland’s freshwater port and examine effective management of port operations. Visitors will also meet with developers and trade experts to see firsthand […]

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Episode 25: NAFTA- North American Competitiveness is Job #1‎

Guest: The Honorable François-Philippe Champagne From the outset of the talks on the modernization of NAFTA, Canada’s approach has been to propose ideas and solutions that will benefit businesses and workers in all three countries. Technology, business, and society have evolved in North America over the past 24 years, and that needs to be reflected […]

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NAFTA: North American Competitiveness is Job #1‎

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Breakfast  Join CCWA as we host the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of International Trade for a presentation on the future of the North American Free Trade  Agreement (NAFTA). From the outset of the talks on the modernization of NAFTA, Canada’s approach has been to propose […]

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Episode 22: The 2018 Global Economic Outlook

Guest: Michael Weidokal  As 2017 comes to a close, Michael Weidokal, Executive Director of International Strategic Analysis in Luxembourg, addressed the key economic, trade, investment, and geopolitical issues that will shape the global economy in 2018. Weidokal also explored the predictions of improved economic growth in 2018 contrasted against uncertainty in the West and increasing […]

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The 2018 Global Economic Outlook

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum  *Please note the new location. This program has been moved from the Union Club to the Drury Inn.  As 2017 comes to a close, Michael Weidokal, Executive Director of International Strategic Analysis in Luxembourg, will address the key economic, trade, investment, and geopolitical issues that […]

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The Myth of China’s Might – And What it Means for America

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum  Jeremy R. Haft, a 20 year veteran of the China market, adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and CEO of SafeSource Trading, an export trading firm, will discuss the rise of China and its true economic might. With U.S. security concerns in Asia influenced by China’s […]

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Strengthening Trans-Atlantic Economic Ties through Trade

According to a 2015 article by Cleveland.com, manufacturers in Ohio shipped more than $1.7 billion in goods to Germany in 2014, allowing Germany to become Ohio’s fifth largest trading partner. Northeast Ohio’s top export commodities to Germany are aviation and spacecraft parts, fortifying an aerospace trade relationship that dates back centuries.  For instance, Akron and […]

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