The Richard W. Pogue Fellowship will cultivate the next generation of globally-minded leaders in Cleveland. Our 2021-2022 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 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, participate in a welcome reception, and 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. The fellowship program is supported with funding from the Kulas Foundation.
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 2021-2022 program season. Applicants must be under 40 at the time of the application deadline. Applicants must have the ability to attend fellowship programming in downtown Cleveland. Program dates will be announced at a later date, but will typically take place on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening once a month September through May.
How to Apply
To apply, email the completed application form and your resume as one PDF titled Fellowship_Last Name to Jenni Carney at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by May 31, 2021. The 2021-2022 Fellows will be announced within 45 days of the application deadline. You can download the application form below: