France and the U.S. – Economic and Political Initiatives
Thursday, January 31
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.
Japan and the U.S. –
Economic and Political Partners
Thursday, October 11
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.
Canada and the U.S. –
Goals and Challenges
Wednesday, April 25
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.
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.
Mexico: Neighbor and Strategic Partner
Thursday, February 23
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.
Turkish Consul General in Akron:
An Outlook on World Affairs from the Perspective of a Strategic Ally
Wednesday, November 9
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.
Britain – Building on Today’s Domestic and Global Challenges
Thursday, October 13
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.
Brazil Today – A Global Model of Democracy and Development
Thursday, April 28
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.
U.S. and Russia Today — Partnering on Global Challenges
Thursday, February 24
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.
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.
Finland Today — Arctic Region Development Strategy: Opportunities & Safeguards
Thursday, November 11
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.
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.
Indonesia Today — Vigorous Democracy & Strategic U.S. Partner
Thursday, October 14
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.
Austria Today — Beyond "The Sound of Music"
April 22, 2010
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.
ACWA GLOBAL SCHOLARS
ACWA's Global Scholars program provides Akron public high school students with curricula and formal discussion with
APS peers and foreign diplomats on global economics and politics.
Kuninori Matsuda, Consul General of Japan in Detroit, MI, and Global Scholars students discuss the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 and Japanese companies in Ohio.
Learn more about Global Scholars' benefits and program details or view photos from recent Global Scholars events.
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, email@example.com.
ACWA maintains a membership in the World Affairs Councils of America, along with more than 80 other independently operated councils.