Download the registration form and return with payment. Registrations are due by Friday, October 7, 2011.


ACWA invites diplomats from embassies of countries that are important partners with the U.S., both in trade and politics, and long-term in addressing important global challenges. ACWA originated this program in 2005. View archives of previous participants.

In addition to the formal evening event, diplomats participate in ACWA's award-winning Global Scholars program for high-school students. ACWA also arranges sessions with executives and economists engaged in global trade in Northeast Ohio. The content of all programs is developed specifically for ACWA program attendees.

For more information about participation in any of these programs, e-mail ACWA's Executive Director Jane Walker Snider, at


Ramin Navai

Ramin Navai

Ramin Navai was appointed British Deputy Consul General to Chicago in October 2010. A career diplomat, he arrived in the Windy City from Bogotá, Colombia, where he led on political affairs at the British Embassy.

Prior to that, he held a variety of positions in London including in the Counter Terrorism Policy Department and Head of the Cuba/Haiti Team. He was also a member of British delegation to the 2003 G8 Summit, which was headed by the then Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Ramin was born and raised in London. He went to school in Wimbledon, and studied politics at Leeds University.

Hilton Akron/Fairlawn

Britain – Building on Today’s Domestic and Global Challenges

Ramin Navai, Deputy Consul General, British Consulate, Chicago, IL


Ramin Navai will provide perspective on challenges being undertaken by the British government, both domestic and internationally.

Britain’s crucial economic challenge

The August riots in London brought global focus to Britain’s goal of balancing its “books” after years of deficit spending on social benefits. Mr. Navai will discuss measures Prime Minister David Cameron and the government is undertaking in key areas. This includes assessment of the August riots and those who participated.

Britain’s leading edge with investments from third-world countries

Mr. Navai will discuss Britain’s appeal to firms in India and other countries working to take their regional businesses to the global level. Britain has a combination of key business expertise and strong brands that have drawn the Tata group in India and others.

How Britain and NATO partners are working with the new Libyan goverment

Mr. Navai will review the status of the humanitarian mission and strategic goals of Britain, the U.S., France and other key supporters of Libya’s National Transition Council. This includes the establishment of a new democracy, including all Libyan’s, and re-establishing the export of oil.

Those attending the evening session may bring comments and questions to address to Mr. Ramin Navai at the end of his formal presentation.

Hilton Akron/Fairlawn | map
3180 West Market Street - Fairlawn
(Across from Summit Mall — Ghent Road Exit from I-77)

6:00 p.m. Registration/Cash Bar
6:45 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Formal Program, followed by Questions & Answers and Discussion

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Non-Members - $45

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7:15 p.m. Registration for Program and Q&A Session Only
7:30 p.m. Formal Program, followed by Questions & Answers and Discussion

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Non-Members - $15

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Registrations are due no later than Friday, October 7, 2011.

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