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The Open World Leadership Center announces its Grant Guidelines for submitting proposals for hosting delegations during its 2015 programmatic year. The deadline for all submissions is the close of business on Monday, September 15, 2014. If you have any questions regarding this solicitation, please contact Lewis Madanick at 202-707-7219 or Please send your submittals to

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Open World Leadership Center, an agency of the U.S. Congress, will welcome its 20,000th participant when Ms. Olga Shchetinina, age 24, arrives in Washington, D.C. as a member of a larger delegation of emerging Russian professionals on November 14. Ms. Shchetinina will be recognized November 15 during the groups’ orientation by Open World Trustee Secretary R. James Nicholson.