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CCWA Opens Eyes to Global Issues


Coronavirus, Brexit, the 2020 elections: Promoting awareness of international issues is as relevant a mission as it ever was.

January 26, 2020

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Columbus’ Global Business Ties Strong

Columbus’ Global Business Ties Strong


The Central Ohio business community maintains impressive foreign connections, according to a 2018 report from the Columbus Council on World Affairs, which was profiled in the February 2020 issue of Columbus CEO. It is linked to more than 85 countries, and 60,661 local jobs are provided by foreign-owned companies.

January 26, 2020

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High school senior project morphs into non-profit

High school senior project morphs into non-profit


An Olentangy Orange High School senior project that aimed to draw girls into STEM (science technology engineering and mathematics) has turned into non-profit. Ashwin Rajkumar began the “Be the WISE Initiative” project with the idea of focusing on getting elementary school girls interested in STEM.

November 27, 2019

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Columbus Council on World Affairs Honored as 2020 Council of the Year

Local nonprofit transforms during global health crisis; Recognized for K-12 education success and anti-racism programming

February 26, 2021


Columbus Council on World Affairs Celebrates Global Achievements at 2019 International Awards Ceremony

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 23, 2019 – On Friday, the Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA) led more than 600 Central Ohioan business, civic and academic leaders in a celebration of cultures and global fluency as part of its annual International Awards Ceremony. The program, hosted by WBNS 10 TV anchor, Angela An, honored more than 200 high school students who received their Global Scholars Diploma as part of the event as well as CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, which was recognized as the International Company of the Year.

May 31, 2019


A Word From the President & CEO: CCWA Growth & Staff Changes

We are pleased to announce exciting organizational changes to better position the Columbus Council on World Affairs to both continue delivering high quality programming and to accelerate future growth and sustainability. In order to best align the organization to do so, we have made the following changes to our team:

January 23, 2019

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CCWA Expands Team for Continued Growth

On the heels of another record year of growth, the Columbus Council on World Affairs recently promoted Brad Gosche to Vice President, Education and Communications. “Brad’s demonstrated leadership in growing both our Global Scholars Diploma high school program as well as the Global Fluency Training program made this an easy decision. His leadership is matched only by his unwavering commitment to quality and excellence,” says Patrick Terrien, President & CEO.

October 19, 2017


CCWA’s New Chairman of the Board of Directors

The Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA) today announced that Aneezal Mohamed, Vice President, Legal & Compliance and Corporate Secretary of Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG) (Nasdaq: CVGI), has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of CCWA. Effective as of July 1, 2016, Aneezal succeeded Mark Hartman of Nationwide Insurance, whose term ended on June 30, 2016.

July 25, 2016

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