The Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA) is proud to announce that the 2020 International Company of the Year Award will be presented to Honda for its unwavering commitment to our community and global leadership in the region. Honda has been a longtime supporter of CCWA as a Mission Partner, helping CCWA deliver on its mission-driven programs such as the Global Scholars Diploma. Honda’s partnership has included hosting groups of Global Scholars Diploma students at the Honda Heritage Center, speaking to students about important career opportunities, and championing CCWA’s mission of preparing future leaders and problem-solvers. Learn more about Honda.
September 17, 2020
Around the world women and girls are disproportionately affected by poverty. In most countries, women earn 60-75% of men’s wages on average, and this gap widens based on race and ethnicity. A recent study found that 79 countries around the world have laws that restrict the types of work women can do. Globally, women are less likely to own land, receive a secondary education, have access to a banking institution, and in low income communities, maternal mortality rates skyrocket. These statistics are even higher for women of color. Moreover, this inequality has only been further highlighted by the recent impacts of the global pandemic, Covid-19.
September 1, 2020
July 29, 2020
In a world ravaged by a global pandemic, stay at home orders, quarantine, and social distancing practices are the new normal. Human movement around the globe has come to an almost screeching halt. However, while national governments threaten the complete suspension of migration, preventing people from moving across borders is not as obvious of a solution as it may seem, nor as beneficial.
June 25, 2020
Global supply chains, data, and network infrastructure are an increasingly important part of national security. Countries that successfully utilize and protect their data will be in a position to dominate the geopolitical landscape. Are we destined for a bifurcated world of technology because of a lack of trust, or can the US and China work together for the common good? Is COVID-19 fast-tracking the inevitable? How will economies balance civil liberties, public health, and privacy? In partnership with the US-China Series’s daylong event, the Columbus Council on World Affairs hosts a dynamic panel of global experts in cybersecurity, including Samm Sacks of Yale and Graham Webster of Stanford. To register for this free event, click here.
May 6, 2020
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March 11, 2020
Climate Change has been one of the most, if not the most, talked about global issues in the last year. Mass protests, particularly from younger generations, and countless reports from scientists around the world have brought this issue front and center in the international community, declaring climate change an imminent crisis. With fires in the Amazon, California, and Australia, and the rising biological death toll, it would appear that the threat is imminent. And while the U.S. government refuses to prioritize tackling climate change, in 2019 all other G20 nations have reaffirmed their commitment to the global issue. Moreover, the corporate world is also beginning to take notice and react. For example, Jeff Bezos of Amazon recently announced “climate neutrality” by 2040 for the retail giant.
March 10, 2020
The Global Report inventories the region’s global data, provides relevant statistics and measures global fluency in Greater Columbus.
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