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April 2014

Improving Export Potential for Kazakhstani Companies

April 21, 2014 - April 24, 2014
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Visitors from Kazakhstan will come to Cleveland to analyze the political, social, environmental, and economic forces that influence U.S. agricultural and general trade policies.

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Young Leaders: NGOs and Civic Activism

April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014
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An IVLP group from Pakistan will visit Cleveland to learn how business and technology professionals support non-profits, the performing arts, and volunteer management.

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Cross-Border Entrepreneurship

April 24, 2014 - April 27, 2014
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CCWA will host a group of visitors from Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan who are in the U.S. to learn about public-private partnerships that strengthen regional economic growth. The visitors will also study export education, production efficiency, and the region's dependable transportation and shipping services. International Visitors Program  Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through the Council's short and long-term exchange programs. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, International Visitors hosted by the Cleveland…

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Public-Private Partnerships for Economic Improvement

April 30, 2014
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An IVLP group from Azerbaijan will visit Cleveland to learn how business organizations in the U.S. strengthen cooperation between government and business for the improvement of the business environment. The visitors will also look at coordinated strategies business organizations use for informing law makers of policy concerns, and how they receive feedback from their government counterparts. International Visitors Program  Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through the Council's short and long-term exchange programs. Sponsored…

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May 2014

Global Economic Cooperation and Recovery

May 4, 2014 - May 7, 2014
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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CCWA will host a group from multiple countries to learn about fostering economic renewal in depressed and blighted areas, along with local policy responses to global economic trends. They will also examine how to connect university-level research, development, and innovation to economic growth. International Visitors Program  Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through the Council's short and long-term exchange programs. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, International Visitors hosted by the Cleveland Council…

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Youth Entrepreneurship

May 6, 2014 - May 9, 2014
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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An IVLP group from Yemen will highlight the social, economic, and political factors that influence and encourage the advancement of private enterprise in the U.S. Meetings, site visits, and hands-on activities will feature public, private, and cooperative efforts that support and facilitate small business development. The group will also discuss methods to improve entrepreneurial skills to ensure business success. International Visitors Program  Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through the Council's short and long-term…

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Diversity and Multiculturalism in the United States

May 13, 2014 - May 17, 2014
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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CCWA will host an IVLP group from nine different African countries to examine multiculturalism in the U.S. In addition to focusing on the protection of human and civil rights, the group will also learn about engaging with at-risk youth and learning how to build NGOs to provide services for minority communities. International Visitors Program  Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through the Council's short and long-term exchange programs. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of…

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Promoting Social Change Through the Arts

May 29, 2014 - June 3, 2014
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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Visitors from multiple regions will visit Cleveland to examine the arts and artistic expression in the United States as a vehicle for promoting social change in communities. Visits to established art centers as well as to smaller, community-supported arts programs will help to illustrate the various ways in which the arts can convey identity, creativity, belief systems, diversity and tolerance within American society. International Visitors Program  Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through the…

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Announcing Global Hosting Opportunities

May 31, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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The Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) is announcing three opportunities to bring the world to your home through the long-term Kosovo Youth Exchange Program (KYEP), or the short-term Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Programs (IYLEP) and the Jóvenes en Acción (Youth in Action) program. KYEP brings student leaders from Kosovo to study in area high schools for one academic year. The program is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo, and run by CCWA. Currently, there are seven KYEP students…

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June 2014

Coalition on Climate Change

June 7, 2014 - June 12, 2014
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Visitors from Bulgaria, Indonesia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Senegal and Uzbekistan will come to Cleveland to review U.S. energy policies at the municipal level, trends in energy production and distribution, alternative and renewable energy approaches, and public private partnerships for the development of clean energy and alternative fuel solutions. International Visitors Program  Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through the Council's short and long-term exchange programs. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, International Visitors…

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Social Entrepreneurship

June 8, 2014 - June 11, 2014
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This program, with visitors from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, will examine the rise of social entrepreneurship in the U.S. and how innovation can drive social and environmental change. Meetings will examine the concept of social entrepreneurship, as well as government initiatives that support civic engagement and innovation. Through examination of successful models of social entrepreneurship, the participants will explore the impact of new and social media on traditional methods of fundraising, grassroots mobilization and strategic collaboration. International Visitors Program  Each…

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October 2015

Meet and Greet with CCWA

October 28, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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You are cordially invited to learn about the mission and work of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. These Meet and Greet sessions will provide interested individuals an opportunity to learn about internships, job and volunteer opportunities. Upcoming Dates:   Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. and Friday, November 20, 2015 (Time to be determined) Location:                    The Caxton Building, 820 Huron Road East, Suite 620. There is metered parking on Huron near…

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November 2015

Meet and Greet with CCWA

November 20, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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You are cordially invited to learn about the mission and work of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. These Meet and Greet sessions will provide interested individuals an opportunity to learn about internships, job and volunteer opportunities. Upcoming Dates:   November 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM  Location:                    The Caxton Building, 820 Huron Road East, Suite 620. There is metered parking on Huron near the Winking Lizard or there are pay parking lots in…

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March 2016

Meet and Greet with CCWA

March 16, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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You are cordially invited to learn about the mission and work of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. These Meet and Greet sessions will provide interested individuals an opportunity to learn about internships, job and volunteer opportunities. The March Meet and Greet is a great opportunity for learning more about our summer internships. Upcoming Dates:   March 16, 2016 at 9:30 AM  Location:                    The Caxton Building, 820 Huron Road East, Suite 620. There is metered parking…

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October 2016

Scholarship Opportunity: WACA National Conference – America and Global Megatrends

October 6, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to announce that WACA will offer 25 scholarships for undergraduate students from the Council network (including Cleveland Council on World Affairs) to attend the 2016 National Conference, America and Global Megatrends, November 16-18 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. The scholarship includes registration fees plus $1,000 per student to be used towards travel, lodging, and/or incidentals. This year's WACA Conference offers opportunities to engage with many leading policy makers and analysts about critical national security  issues and America's…

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Legislative Professional Fellows Program for India and Pakistan

October 18, 2016 - November 14, 2016
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As an extension of the first cohort of Legislative Professional Fellows from India and Pakistan that CCWA welcomed to Cleveland in May, CCWA will be hosting 4 more LFP fellows for four weeks during the last half of October and the first half of November, 2016. The Legislative Professional Fellows Program brings emerging leaders in the fields of legislative process and governance; civic engagement; NGO management; economic empowerment and entrepreneurship; and journalism from Pakistan and India to the United States for intensive…

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November 2016

Host an International Student for Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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This year, make your Thanksgiving Dinner celebration memorable by welcoming an international student to join you at your table. The Cleveland Council on World Affairs will be partnering with Case Western Reserve University for the second year in a row to connect international students with local Citizen Diplomats for this "International Thanksgiving" opportunity. Sign up before Friday, November 4th to ensure a hosting placement. With questions or to register as as host or interested student, please email Danny Burns at intern12@ccwa.ccwa.org.…

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March 2017

Community Event: Intellectual Property Webinar

March 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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Join NORTEC for an Intellectual Property Webinar. U.S. patents and trademark registraƟons may not protect your interests overseas. As an exporter, you may risk losing control over your brands and technology because laws in the country to which you are exporƟng may not protect your rights and allow unauthorized third parƟes to register your name and sell your product as their own. They could also copy the technology to make your product, leaving you with no legal recourse. The same…

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Community Event: International Credit and Finance Tools: What Every Exporter Needs to Know (Webinar)

March 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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International Credit and Finance Tools:  What Every Exporter Needs to Know (Webinar) Are your international customers asking for extended payment terms?  Are you concerned about your ability to collect if they don’t pay?  Have you walked away from an international sales opportunity due to lack of sufficient capital to buy raw materials or pay your suppliers before you get paid?  If so, this webinar is for you! TOPICS · How international credit insurance works · How to obtain working capital to buy…

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April 2017

Community Event: The Impact of Globalization on the World and Cleveland: A Panel Discussion

April 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States

  The increasingly global nature of nearly every aspect of society has had a significant impact on politics and policy, both in the United States and around the world, as evidenced by the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the global reaction to it. To better assess the impact of global politics on local, state, national and international governance, Cleveland State University will host the policy forum “The Impact of Globalization on the World and Cleveland,” Thursday, April 6.   The…

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May 2017

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Will Populism Prevail?

May 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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With the surprising results of the Brexit Referendum and the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, all eyes turn to the French and German elections to gauge the influence of populism and voter discontent in global democracies. France, an architect of the European Union (EU) that has always prided itself on its influence in Europe, now potentially poses a great threat to the European project. The improbable, but not impossible election of Marine Le Pen,…

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July 2017

International Careers Networking Night: Presented by Cleveland Council on World Affairs & Summer on the Cuyahoga

July 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States

Please join the Cleveland Council on World Affairs and Summer on the Cuyahoga as we present a free informal networking event and reception for interns interested in international careers in the Foreign Service, the Peace Corps and beyond. Pizza will be served. Featured Speakers: CCWA President and Ambassador Heather Hodges will provide an overview of the Foreign Service as she shares her career, including her service as the U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador and Moldova. The U.S. Department of State offers…

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September 2017

Community Event: Webinar: Tax Reduction Strategies: What Every U.S. Exporter Must Know

September 15, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
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Learn how to reduce your taxable income by 9% or more! Has your export business been impacted by the strong dollar? Would you like to know how to improve your ability to compete with foreign suppliers without reducing your overall export income? If so, this webinar is for you! The IC-DISC and the DPAD programs can help most U.S. manufacturers reduce their tax liability for profits generated from their export activities. This 60-minute webinar will explain how each program works, who can…

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November 2017

Women as Political and Community Leaders

November 30, 2017 - December 6, 2017
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Women in Cleveland have long been civil rights and equal rights leaders in a wide range of fields from law and civil society to politics and aviation. In order to explore the important contributions of today's women in both the public and private sectors, IVLP participants from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates will be in Cleveland to engage with political experts at the League of Women Voters, academics at the Flora Stone Mather Center…

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January 2018

Model United Nations Conference (middle school)

January 10, 2018 @ 8:30 am - January 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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CCWA's Model UN program is a unique, interactive program that brings world affairs alive for students. On January 10-11, 2018, middle school students come together to debate international issues at the Henri Pell Junod, Jr. Model UN Conference at John Carroll University. Conference Schedule: OPENING DAY OF THE CONFERENCE 8:30-9:00 Registration 9:00-9:15 Opening Ceremony 9:15-11:15 Committee Session I 11:15-11:45 Lunch Break (students should bring lunches) 11:45-1:15 Committee Session II CLOSING DAY OF THE CONFERENCE 9:00-10:30 Committee Session III 10:30-10:45 Break…

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March 2018

2018 Spring Model United Nations Conference

March 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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CCWA's Model UN program is a unique, interactive program that brings world affairs alive for students. On March 6-7, 2018, high school students come together to debate international issues at CCWA's spring conference at Case Western Reserve University. Conference Schedule: OPENING DAY OF THE CONFERENCE 8:00-8:30 Registration 8:30-8:45 Opening Ceremony 8:45-11:00 Committee Session I 11:00-11:30 Lunch Break (students should bring lunches) 11:30-1:15 Committee Session II CLOSING DAY OF THE CONFERENCE 8:30-10:30 Committee Session III 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-12:15 Committee Session IV…

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July 2018

International Careers Networking Night 2018: Presented by Cleveland Council on World Affairs & Summer on the Cuyahoga

July 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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Please join the Cleveland Council on World Affairs and Summer on the Cuyahoga as we present a free informal networking event and reception for students interested in international careers in the Foreign Service, the Peace Corps and beyond. Pizza will be served. Featured Speakers: Ambassador Heather Hodges, CCWA President and Ambassador-in-Residence, will provide an overview of the U.S. Foreign Service as she shares highlights of her career, including her service as the U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador and Moldova. The U.S.…

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July 2019

Media Management & Leadership

July 10, 2019 - July 13, 2019
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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Print, television, radio, and digital media journalists and news managers from Ethiopia will be in Cleveland to explore best practices in broadcast management and gain a deeper understanding of current journalism trends in the U.S. 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 been identified by U.S. embassies as emerging leaders in their fields. Over 50 Nobel Laureates and…

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Role of Independent Theater in Promoting Social Change

July 24, 2019 - July 30, 2019
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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Theater professionals and performing arts professionals from Egypt will be in Northeast Ohio to explore the rich arts and culture community and how it contributes to civic life and freedom of expression. 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 been identified by U.S. embassies as emerging leaders in their fields. Over 50 Nobel Laureates and 335 current or…

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January 2020

Academic WorldQuest 2020

January 30, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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CCWA's Academic WorldQuest Competition Academic WorldQuest is a national competition in which teams of high school students test their knowledge about international affairs, U.S. foreign policy, and current events. Teams compete over 10 rounds of questioning during this fun and competitive event. The winning team will have the option to travel to Washington, D.C., in the spring to represent Cleveland in the National Competition. Our Competition will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2019 @ 4:30-8:00 PM in the Fenn…

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February 2020

Peru & Ecuador Youth Leadership On Demand Program: “Youth Leadership through Multiculturalism & Inclusion”

February 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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CCWA will host a group of high school students from Peru, Ecuador, and Venezuela through a Youth Leadership On Demand Exchange Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program is entitled "Youth Leadership through Multiculturalism and Inclusion" and will take place February 10th - 28th, 2020. We are seeking the following: Home hosts who can welcome 1-2 students into their home from February 10th - 28th; and 5 U.S. Student Participants to…

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“Project-Based Learning: Global Awareness Tour” Teacher Workshop

February 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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This full-day interactive workshop will provide NASA global awareness educational resources and explore how they contribute to the understanding of climate change and their societal applications. Susan Kohler, NASA Education Specialist, will guide participants on how to use NASA data to analyze global climate changes, including greenhouse gas climate changes and ecosystem changes. Participants will develop their understanding of the Earth's resources and consider how human behavior affects air, water, temperature changes and climate. Participants will also engage in inquiry-based…

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September 2020

Global Health and Pandemics: A World Reshaped by COVID-19

September 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States

The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Wednesday September 23, 2020 from 6:00-7:15 PM Join CCWA for our first Foreign Policy Forum of the 2020-2021 season as we host a virtual conversation on global health and the COVID-19 pandemic with Thomas Bollyky. Mr. Bollyky is at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he serves as director of the global health program and senior fellow for global health. He will discuss advancements in health and urbanization…

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October 2020

Foreign Policy and the 2020 Election

October 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States

The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Monday October 26, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 PM The world is watching closely as the U.S. presidential election approaches. Analysts have stated that this election is historic and unprecedented for a number of reasons, and we are now in the final stretch of the 2020 presidential campaign. Joe Biden and Donald Trump clash on almost every issue, including the role of the United States in the world. From our…

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November 2020

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Next President’s Foreign Policy Inbox

November 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States

Regardless of which candidate prevails on November 3, the next President of the United States will inherit a complicated international landscape and mounting global problems. While this has been true for nearly every modern presidential election, what makes this election different is that Joe Biden and Donald J. Trump vastly disagree on almost every foreign policy issue: the World Health Organization (WHO) and the international response to the coronavirus pandemic; our changing relationships with China, Iran and North Korea; the…

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Webinar for Educators: A Look at Global Protests

November 18, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States

Join CCWA for an hour-long webinar on global protests. We invite middle school and high school teachers (grades 7-12) to participate in a webinar that will focus on global protests and demonstrations since 2019, including a look at the Black Lives Matter movement both in the U.S. and abroad. We will share lesson plans, resources, and tools for educators to address this challenging topic in their classrooms. The workshop is appropriate for middle and high school history, social studies, and…

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January 2021

Global Economic Outlook 2021

January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States

The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum Series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. This Forum is the annual Dr. Raj and Karen Aggarwal Forum on International Business. The global economy continues to slowly climb out of recession following the COVID-19 lockdowns that impacted the entire world in the spring of 2020. Even though cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, the global economy has proven its resilience in small ways, as growth has rebounded in some emerging markets faster than was projected.…

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February 2021

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Coups and the Fragility of Democracy

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States

On January 6, 2021, supporters of President Trump violently stormed the Capitol after attending a rally on the National Mall where Trump defended his belief that the election had been "stolen" from him. Five people died. Many saw it as inevitable, a cumulation of four years of President Trump and his administration testing the invisible boundaries of American democracy. Others called it a failed coup attempt. Regardless, the violence shocked the world, with many global leaders publicly expressing their anger…

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The United States and Iran: What Will the Next Four Years Hold?

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States

The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum Series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Multiple issues surround the U.S.-Iran relationship and now face the Biden Administration. A primary policy consideration  is Iran’s nuclear program and the possibility of restoring the 2015 nuclear agreement. How can the Biden Administration work to prevent a Iranian nuclear weapons program and increase security in the Middle East through relations with Iran? How will the Biden Administration choose to engage with Iranian counterparts? Outside of bilateral and…

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Academic WorldQuest 2021

February 25 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom Webinar, 812 Huron Road East, Suite 620
Cleveland, OH 44115 United States

CCWA's Academic WorldQuest Competition Academic WorldQuest is a national competition in which teams of high school students test their knowledge about international affairs, U.S. foreign policy, and current events. Teams compete over 10 rounds of questioning during this fun and competitive event. The winning team will have the option to participate in the national conference in the spring to represent Cleveland. Our Competition will be held on February 25th, 2021 @ 4:30-7:00 PM on Zoom. Who Can Play? Teams consist…

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March 2021

2021 Global Gauntlet: CCWA’s World Trivia Challenge

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mark your calendars for CCWA's virtual fundraiser & friendraiser to support the Cleveland Council on World Affairs!  Join us on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 for our annual Global Gauntlet World Trivia Challenge! Teams of up to four compete to answer questions that test your knowledge of international affairs, current events, and foreign policy. This year's event will be held virtually. This fundraising event supports CCWA programs that connect local citizens, schools, and organizations in our community with programs that inspire…

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Why Is It So Hard To Talk About Climate Change?

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States

The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum Series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Our community partners for this forum are The Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University and CWRU Center for International Affairs. Climate change is one area where politics, economics, and science come together to create an all-encompassing challenge that must be met by leaders worldwide. Unfortunately, it is clear that the causes, effects, and policies needed to counter climate change are a point of contention, as…

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April 2021

Women and War: The Women Who Took on ISIS – and Won

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States

The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum Series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas.Our community partners for this forum are CWRU Center for International Affairs and the CWRU Flora Stone Mather Center for Women.  During this Foreign Policy Forum, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon will discuss her new book, the instant New York Times best seller The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice. The Daughters of Kobani tells the story of an unlikely fight in northeastern Syria in 2014, when an all-female militia faced off…

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2021 Global Impact Award Event

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The 2021 Global Impact Award honors Dr. Robert M. Gates, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, for his distinguished career in national security. Dr. Gates will receive CCWA’s Global Impact Award and deliver the Brooks Emeny Distinguished Lecture before taking part in a moderated conversation regarding his newest book, Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World. Dr. Gates will also engage in a Q & A session with attendees. At this year’s…

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May 2021

Why U.S. Humanitarian Work Should Matter To Americans

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States

The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum Series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Our community partner for this forum is The American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio.  This past year more than ever, we have learned that not all disasters are limited by national borders. Whether COVID-19, climate change, or political unrest, when international disasters occur around the world it impacts Americans here at home. The U.S. Government is the world's leading donor of humanitarian assistance, reaching millions of people around the globe with life-saving…

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The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Cleveland, OH 44115 United States

The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum Series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas.Our community partners for this forum are the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies (NOCMES) and the CWRU Center for International Affairs. President Biden's Administration inherited a host of challenges and opportunities in the Middle East. It has become clear over the last two decades that neither American diplomacy nor a presence on the ground has been able to transform the region. From the ongoing war in Syria,…

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June 2021

CCWA’s 2021 Annual Meeting

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar, 812 Huron Road East, Suite 620
Cleveland, OH 44115 United States

Join us for our virtual 2021 Annual Meeting to celebrate our accomplishments from the past year! Our Annual Meeting will feature a report from Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ staff on our key program results, notable events, and our work as a team. As part of this celebration, we will highlight our international exchange work, which was particularly affected by the covid-19 pandemic and carried on nonetheless virtually. To talk about the importance of international exchanges, we will welcome a…

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September 2021

Germany after Angela Merkel: Her Legacy and the Leadership Transition

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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On September 26, Germans will vote in federal elections that will determine the composition of the lower house of the federal parliament, the Bundestag. The new majority in the Bundestag – most likely a coalition of three parties – will elect the next German Chancellor, marking the end of 16 years of leadership by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Join us virtually for a conversation about Chancellor Merkel’s legacy, the outlook for the elections and the likely implications for Germany of this…

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