Ever since the first Open World participants arrived in the United States in mid-1999, accountability has been one of the core principles that our exchanges seek to illuminate. Americans take it for granted that the public, private, and nonprofit sectors should be accountable to citizens, consumers, and clients. Yet such an expectation is foreign to so many of our participants because of the political and civic culture they inherited. But without accountability, the rule of law, civil society, and democracy cannot flourish.
Turcanu was hosted in Kalamazoo, MI by Colleagues International from September 21 - 29, 2012.
I have a dream. My American dream, as they say. I want to grow old overseas, somewhere in California. Or, perhaps, further up north, in Michigan, on the shore of one of the Great Lakes, in a quiet locality with a strange name, Kalamazoo.
The Open World Leadership Center, a Congressional agency working to increase U.S.-Eurasian understanding and partnerships, will welcome its 15,000th participant from Russia on October 3. In celebration of this milestone, Open World will honor both the 15,000th and 15,001st delegates in a ceremony on October 4, 2012. The delegates are part of a large group of alumni from the Moscow School of Political Studies that will be hosted in Chicago, IL from October 7 – 13th by Open World’s host and grantee Supporters of Civil Society in Russia, Inc.
Five talented directors from Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Yaroslavl were hosted by American University's Theater program and Synetic Theater in September 2012 as part of the Open World Russian Cultural Leaders Program. This clip is from a question and answer session after a performance of Neil Simon's The Good Doctor at American University on Sept. 26, 2012.
The Open World Leadership Center has facilitated a joint venture project with Synetic Theater and the American University during the last two weeks of September 2012. The work will focus on "The Good Doctor"—a composite of vignettes by the Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov through the lens of American dramatist Neil Simon.
Each of the vignettes for this “informance” will be directed by a different Russian director/choreographer, in conjunction with the artistic team of Synetic Theater, Washington’s highly acclaimed physical theater company.
“We…wanted to encourage the community to preserve our natural resources and keep our city clean and green, something which our children would inherit from us in the long run,” - U.S. Embassy of Moldova Awards Open World Alumnus Grant for Green Project (article) http://bit.ly/OntxB0
Nicolae Dandis, President of the DIALOG Association, Director of the Pro-Europa Center, lecturer at the State University of Cahul, City Councilman in Cahul, and Open World alumnus, completed the "Green Areas—A Platform for Cooperation and Education in Cahul" project, funded by the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Moldova.
Open World is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals for the 2013 hosting year.
Grant applications in response to this solicitation are due on a staggered basis.
Applications for Serbia programming are due Friday, September 7, 2012. Applications for all other country programming in this solicitation are due Friday, October 12, 2012. Please see pp. 47-48 for instructions on submitting applications.