CCWA’s Richard W. Pogue Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications for 2024-2025

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CCWA’s Richard W. Pogue Fellowship Application Is Now Open for the 2024-2025 Season

The Richard W. Pogue Fellowship will cultivate the next generation of globally minded leaders in Cleveland. Our 2024-2025 fellows will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive members-only speaker forums and other programs about the most pressing international topics of our time, and network with other internationally minded business and civic leaders in our community through participation in the Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations (CCFR).

What is the Richard W. Pogue Fellowship

The fellowship consists of a complimentary membership in CCFR. CCFR is a members-only speaker forum that meets eight times a year with timely presentations from experts on foreign policy and geopolitical issues. These intimate dinner events allow for unprecedented access to experts and candid discussions about the events and people creating global news every day. CCFR’s membership consists of business, academic and civic leaders from Northeast Ohio. CCFR programs include a reception, the speaker’s off-the-record presentation, and dinner with thought-provoking conversation with other members.

In addition, fellows will enjoy unlimited access to CCWA’s Foreign Policy Forum programs, enjoy a welcome reception, and participate in a leadership meeting about diplomacy with CCWA’s President and Ambassador-in-Residence.

The fellowship is named after Richard W. Pogue, civic leader and Senior Advisor at Jones Day, in recognition of his more than 60 years as a member of CCWA.  As a young lawyer, his attendance at the Cleveland Committee in Foreign Relations sparked a lifelong interest in international business and foreign affairs, and a commitment to promoting global engagement in Cleveland.  In this spirit, the Richard W. Pogue Fellowship will cultivate the next generation of globally minded leaders in Cleveland.

Who is Eligible

The fellowship is intended to engage early to mid-career professionals in world affairs. CCWA will select up to five fellows for the 2024-2025 program season.  Applicants must be under the age of 40 at the time of the application deadline. Applicants must have the ability to attend fellowship programming in downtown Cleveland and must commit to participating all eight CCFR programs. CCFR program dates will be announced at a later time, but they will typically take place on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening once a month September 2024 through May 2025.

How to Apply

The 2024-2025 fellowship applications have closed.

With questions, contact Jenni Carney, Senior Director of Development and Marketing at


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