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UPCOMING EVENT

Dominik Mutter

Germany and the U.S. – Economic and Political Initiatives

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Dominik Mutter, Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., will discuss the Ukrainian crisis, U.S.-German economic relations, Germany's centrist government, and a skills initiative that brings together German and American businesses and educators to develop business training programs.

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Kuninori Matsuda Kuninori Matsuda

Understanding Business and Culture in the Middle East: Focus on the United Arab Emirates

April 25, 2013

Dr. Alsaghira Al Ahbabi, UAE Embassy Second Secretary of Political Affairs and Saud Al Nowais, UAE Embassy Commercial Counselor will discuss the many aspects of the deepening UAE-US bilateral relationship, the UAE’s approach as an innovative social investor and the country’s emergence on the world stage.

RECENT EVENT

Kuninori Matsuda

France and the U.S. – Economic and Political Initiatives

January 31, 2013

Consul General Graham Paul will discuss cross-investment between France and the U.S. (France's largest investor), as well as France's commitment to innovation. He will also discuss French foreign policy and the evolution of the E.U.

RECENT EVENT

Kuninori Matsuda

Japan and the U.S. –
Economic and Political Partners

October 11, 2012

Consul General Kuninori Matsuda discussed Japanese corporate investment in Northeast Ohio and updates related to last year's Great East Japan Earthquake, including the status of nuclear power generation.

RECENT EVENT

Vicente Sanchez Ventura

Canada and the U.S. –
Goals and Challenges

April 25, 2012

Canadian Consul General Roy Norton will address the mutual economic interdependence of Canada and the U.S., how the two countries are cooperating to provide a border that works, and progress on achieving North America energy self sufficiency.

RADIO BROADCAST

Vicente Sanchez Ventura

ACWA Interviews Mexico's Ventura on WZIP 88.1 FM

Mexican Consul Vicente Sanchez Ventura was interviewed by ACWA Executive Director Jane Walker Snider for WZIP's Community Concern program. Listen to the full interview on our Resources page.

RECENT EVENT

Vicente Sanchez Ventura

Mexico: Neighbor and Strategic Partner

February 23, 2012

Mexican Consul Vicente Sanchez Ventura will provide perspective on challenges being undertaken by the Mexican government regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Mexican "Drug War", and the strategic partnership between Mexico and the U.S.

RECENT EVENT

Fatih Yildiz

Turkish Consul General in Akron: An Outlook on World Affairs from the Perspective of a Strategic Ally

November 9, 2011

Consul General Fatih Yildiz will talk about the foreign policy of Turkey in a world where many risks and opportunities coexist. He will elaborate on Turkey's unique characteristics, the principles that guide Turkey's foreign policy, and Turkish-American relations.

RECENT EVENT

Ramin Navai

Britain – Building on Today’s Domestic and Global Challenges

October 13, 2011

Ramin Navai will provide perspective on challenges being undertaken by the British government, both
domestic and internationally, including economic challenges and the August riots, as well as its work with the new Libyan government.

RECENT EVENT

Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araújo

Brazil Today – A Global Model of Democracy and Development

April 28, 2011

Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araújo will bring perspective to Brazil's historic juncture — strong economic growth and political stability — and the country's strengthening relationship with the U.S. on security, economics and interreliance.

RECENT EVENT

Alexey Timofeev

U.S. and Russia Today — Partnering on Global Challenges

February 24, 2011

Alexey Timofeev, Counselor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the U.S., Washington, D.C., will present an overview of U.S. and Russian 21st-century cooperation, including the new historic nuclear arms agreement and the complex challenges facing both countries in the Arctic Region.

RADIO BROADCAST

ACWA Interviews Finland's Stude on WZIP 88.1 FM

Ann-Sofie Stude, Minister Counselor, Head of Political Affairs, Embassy of Finland, Washington, D.C., was interviewed by ACWA Executive Director Jane Walker Snider for WZIP's Community Concern program. Listen to the full interview on our Resources page.

RECENT EVENT

Stephan Raes

Finland Today — Arctic Region Development Strategy: Opportunities & Safeguards

November 11, 2010

Ann-Sofie Stude, Minister Counselor, Head of Political Affairs, Embassy of Finland, Washington, D.C., will discuss the complex issues related to the impact of global climate change in the Arctic region. She will also provide an overview of Finland's education system which annually has students outperforming students in other countries.

RADIO BROADCAST

ACWA Interviews Indonesia's Gustanto on WZIP 88.1 FM

Gustanto, Minister Counselor for Political Affairs, Embassy of Indonesia in Washington, D.C., was interviewed by ACWA Executive Director Jane Walker Snider for WZIP's Community Concern program. Listen to the full interview on our Resources page.

RECENT EVENT

Gustanto

Indonesia Today — Vigorous Democracy & Strategic U.S. Partner

October 14, 2010

Gustanto, Minister Counselor for Political Affairs, Embassy of Indonesia in Washington, D.C., discussed ways in which the bilateral U.S.-Indonesia partnership will support new and expanded initiatives in both countries within the new Comprehensive Partnership. He also provided perspectives on his country's transition to democracy and its unique geography as the world's largest archipelago.

RECENT EVENT

Stephan Raes

Austria Today — Beyond "The Sound of Music"

April 22, 2010

Hilton Akron/Fairlawn

Dr. Wolfgang Renezeder will discuss how Austria has reinvented itself since WWII, through its own efforts and favorable external factors: peace in Europe, an expanding European Union, the collapse of communism and growing global prosperity.

Dr. Renezeder was interviewed by ACWA Executive Director Jane Walker Snider for WZIP's Community Concern Program at 88.1 FM. The program will be posted online soon.

 
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ACWA originates programs designed specifically for our extended community. We obtain our own funding and manage our disbursements. ACWA is a stand-alone non-profit, recognized by the IRS with 501(c)(3) status and incorporated in the state of Ohio. ACWA obtains funding solely through foundations, corporations and individual contributions. We have a formal board and advisors.

To provide suggestions, volunteer or to obtain further information, e-mail Jane Walker Snider, Executive Director, info@akronworldaffairs.org.

ACWA maintains a membership in the World Affairs Councils of America, along with more than 80 other independently operated councils.

 
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