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Arkansas citizen diplomacy group donates papers to archive; works with the Open World Leadership Program to better foreign relations and share knowledge with others. (article): http://bit.ly/WYEU3a UVU Press Releases » Blog Archive » UVU Hosts Open World Program Discussion With Ukrainian Leaders, Utah Legislators (article) http://bit.ly/12m6444 Graduate School USA's International Institute Awarded Two New Grants from Open World Leadership Center (press release): http://bit.ly/Ua4W4y
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Welcome to Open World's end of year alumni newsletter. It is in Russian, but an English version can be requested by writing to openworld@openworld.gov Please click the PDF below to open the newsletter. Additional Information:
Photo of Enid, OK delegate Dmitriy Lebedev (left) and a local member of the US Air Force on base.
Our founding chairman, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington honored by the Russians for his service (article, in Russian): http://bit.ly/XclGEN Another article, in English http://bit.ly/UiBf0g Open World News - Vol. 4 Issue 8 http://1.usa.gov/WvasfW Our Jazz Program nominator and the editor ofhttp://Jazz.Ru on the life of Dave Brubeck and his interactions with Open World (article, in Russian): http://bit.ly/VbvXz9 Russian delegation goes to jail in Kansas (article): http://bit.ly/SVjqTZ Local legislators from Moscow in Chicago (photoshow): http://bit.ly/TUYjlx
Photo of The 15,000th and 15,001st delegates from Russia with Dr. Billington and Ambassador O'Keefe.
Our 2011 Annual Report is out (PDF): http://1.usa.gov/WLrLw7 Georgian Judges experience Minnesota: http://bit.ly/Pt9X7h Parker, CO welcomes group from far reaches of Siberia: http://bit.ly/SkEdzu A sound-check and a ghost lamp, Durham, NC http://bit.ly/Tck9f7 Open World News Vol. 4 Issue 7 – Meet the Young Professionals! (PDF): http://1.usa.gov/VPE8Xz Our 15,000th and 15,001st delegates from Russia were interviewed by the Voice of America (video, in Russian): http://bit.ly/Qhdhy7
Representative Renee Elmers with parliamentarians from Moldova in North Carolina.
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.
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Adapted from the original Romanian: http://www.adevarul.ro/moldova/EDITORIAL_De_ce_ei_can_si_noi_can-t_0_785... 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.
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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. The honorees are:
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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. http://youtu.be/RMPZP8PTWkg [Reprinted with Permission]

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