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Young Professionals Delegation from Ukraine
December 3, 2014
Pittsfield, MI
Sebastopol, CA
Baltimore, MD
Palatine, IL: NGO Development
Des Moines, IA: NGO Development
Pensacola, FL: NGO Development
Birmingham, AL
Salt Lake City, UT: NGO Development
Nonproliferation Delegation from Kazakhstan
November 12, 2014
Albuquerque, NM: Nonproliferation
Accountable Governance Delegation from Russia
November 8, 2014
Chicago, IL: American Federalism and U.S. Public Policy

Accountable Governance: Local programs on accountable governance emphasize the legislative process, administrative capacity-building, transparency, service delivery, financing of government services, media relations, community development, and environmental management.

Accountable Governance, NGO Development, and Social Issues Delegations from Ukraine
November 5, 2014
Arlington, VA: Education and Innovation
Roseburg, OR: Education and Innovation
Pittsburgh, PA: Education and Innovation
Rochester, NY: Education and Innovation
Cincinatti, OH: Accountable Governance
Toledo, OH: Accountable Governance - Women Leaders
Longview, TX: Accountable Governance
Longmont, CO: NGO Development - Women in Society

Accountable Governance: Local programs on accountable governance emphasize the legislative process, administrative capacity-building, transparency, service delivery, financing of government services, media relations, community development, and environmental management.

NGO Development: Local programs should enable delegates to observe firsthand how the nongovernmental sector works in the United States and how NGOs cooperate with the government, the private sector, their local communities, and each other to serve citizens. Delegations should visit successful NGOs, including interest/advocacy groups, and examine NGO fundraising activities, member recruitment, public relations, legislative advocacy and other outreach efforts, and overall program and financial management methods. Delegations also should visit government agencies that fund or otherwise collaborate with NGOs, and should investigate all aspects of government-NGO relations, including the legislative process.

Social Issues: Open World will invite mixed delegations of legislators, executive branch and NGO officials, and other community leaders to the United States to see how their counterparts here work to address social services delivery and funding issues. Programs should enable delegates to learn on-site about the operations, structure, and funding of leading public and private social service agencies; job-shadow their professional counterparts; meet with legislators and legislative staff to discuss social services issues, legislation, and funding; and meet with NGO leaders who work with or advocate for special populations (e.g., disabled, elderly, or economically disadvantaged citizens; adoptive families and children in the foster care system; abused, neglected, or abandoned children; victims of domestic violence; substance abusers; and those with life-threatening diseases and conditions).

Accountable Governance Delegations from Azerbaijan, Macedonia, Kazakhstan, and Serbia
October 29, 2014
Omaha, NE: Elections (Azerbaijan)
Phoenix, AZ: Elections (Kazakhstan)
Big Canoe, GA: Elections ( Macedonia and Serbia)

Accountable Governance: Local programs on accountable governance emphasize the legislative process, administrative capacity-building, transparency, service delivery, financing of government services, media relations, community development, and environmental management.

Accountable Governance, Civic Rule of Law, and NGO Development Delegations from Ukraine
October 22, 2014
Dover, NH: Federalism
Prarie Villages, KS: Federalism
Florence, SC: Agriculture
Dobbs Ferry, NY: Civic Rule of Law, Civil Society Monitoring and Oversight of Judiciary
Buffalo, NY: NGO Development, Protection of Refugees and Internally Dispalce Persons, Crimean Tartars
Council Bluffs, IA: Heath, HIV/AIDS Prevention
Lincroft, NJ: Heath, HIV/AIDS Prevention
Rice Lake, WI: NGO Development, Youth Policy

Accountable Governance: Local programs on accountable governance emphasize the legislative process, administrative capacity-building, transparency, service delivery, financing of government services, media relations, community development, and environmental management.

Civic Rule of Law: Programs aimed at legal professionals in the fields of legal education, juvenile justice, and legal advocacy for underserved populations should provide delegates with the opportunity to see how these issues are dealt with in the United States at the national level and enable the delegates to explore these issues in-depth with their American counterparts at the local level.

NGO Development: Local programs should enable delegates to observe firsthand how the nongovernmental sector works in the United States and how NGOs cooperate with the government, the private sector, their local communities, and each other to serve citizens. Delegations should visit successful NGOs, including interest/advocacy groups, and examine NGO fundraising activities, member recruitment, public relations, legislative advocacy and other outreach efforts, and overall program and financial management methods. Delegations also should visit government agencies that fund or otherwise collaborate with NGOs, and should investigate all aspects of government-NGO relations, including the legislative process.

Rumsfeld Foundation Delegation from Central Asia
October 18, 2014
Denver, CO: Rumsfeld Fellows (Afghanistan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Turkmenistan)
Cleveland, OH: Rumsfeld Fellows (Afghanistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan)
Accountable Governance Delegation from Mongolia
October 17, 2014
Seattle, WA: Young Entrepreneurs

Accountable Governance: Local programs on accountable governance emphasize the legislative process, administrative capacity-building, transparency, service delivery, financing of government services, media relations, community development, and environmental management.

Rule of Law Delegations from Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Russia
October 16, 2014
Des Moines, IA: Judicial Rule of Law (Kosovo)
New Haven, CT: Judicial Rule of Law (Kyrgyzstan)
Raleigh, NC: Judicial Rule of Law (Moldova)
Oklahoma City, OK: Civic Rule of Law (Russia)

Judicial Rule of Law: Delegates explore U.S. approaches to court proceedings, the jury-trial process, the adversarial system, plea-bargaining, alternative dispute resolution, law enforcement and corrections practices, and the legislative process. Other possible topics include judicial independence, judicial ethics, juvenile justice practices, financial dispute resolution, bankruptcy proceedings, and judicial administration. Delegations usually meet with federal, state, and/or (if applicable) local legislators or their staff to discuss judiciary-related legislative issues and funding.

Civic Rule of Law: Programs aimed at legal professionals in the fields of legal education, juvenile justice, and legal advocacy for underserved populations should provide delegates with the opportunity to see how these issues are dealt with in the United States at the national level and enable the delegates to explore these issues in-depth with their American counterparts at the local level.

Social Issues and NGO Development Delegations from Tajikistan
October 9, 2014
Orem, UT: Youth Government Leaders
Albuquerque, NM: NGO Development
Burlington, VT: Disability Rights and Inclusive Education
Granada Hills, CA: Youth Empowerment Programs
Tulsa, OK: Migrant Health

Social Issues: Open World will invite mixed delegations of legislators, executive branch and NGO officials, and other community leaders to the United States to see how their counterparts here work to address social services delivery and funding issues. Programs should enable delegates to learn on-site about the operations, structure, and funding of leading public and private social service agencies; job-shadow their professional counterparts; meet with legislators and legislative staff to discuss social services issues, legislation, and funding; and meet with NGO leaders who work with or advocate for special populations (e.g., disabled, elderly, or economically disadvantaged citizens; adoptive families and children in the foster care system; abused, neglected, or abandoned children; victims of domestic violence; substance abusers; and those with life-threatening diseases and conditions).

NGO Development: Local programs should enable delegates to observe firsthand how the nongovernmental sector works in the United States and how NGOs cooperate with the government, the private sector, their local communities, and each other to serve citizens. Delegations should visit successful NGOs, including interest/advocacy groups, and examine NGO fundraising activities, member recruitment, public relations, legislative advocacy and other outreach efforts, and overall program and financial management methods. Delegations also should visit government agencies that fund or otherwise collaborate with NGOs, and should investigate all aspects of government-NGO relations, including the legislative process.

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