March 15, 2012. Social media experts and bloggers from Kyrgyzstan meet with Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Sun-Times journalist Tim Novak during their program hosted by CIPUSA. The group discussed how investigative journalism is used to expose government corruption.
March 15, 2012. While meeting with a group of Kyrgyzstani investigative journalists, Rep. Peter Roskam (far right) looks at an Open World annual report with host George Palamattam (second from left) of the Council of International Programs Chicago and Tiffani Harris (center), Open World’s Brookings LEGIS Congressional Fellow for 2012. The meeting took place in Rep. Roskam’s district office in Bloomingdale, IL.
March 8, 2012. Ambassador Muktar Djumaliev (right, at podium) welcomes the Kyrgyz delegation to the Kyrgyz Embassy with Executive Director John O’Keefe (left). The groups were hosted in Chicago, Denver, Bozeman, Colorado Springs, and Toledo.
February 29, 2012. Kazakhstani Youth Parliamentarians meet with Rep. Martha Roby (center) to discuss youth issues in Alabama. Joining them are Natasha Dombrovskaya of American Councils (second from right) and Open World Program Manager Jeff Magnuson (far right). The group is being hosted in Alabama by the Friendship Force of Montgomery.
February 28, 2012. Top social issues bloggers from Armenia at the Newseum during their Washington, DC orientation. The group will be hosted in Tega Cay, South Carolina, Open World's 2,000th unique hosting community.
February 16, 2012. Sen. Sherrod Brown (third from right) meets with a group of Serbian management specialists who will be hosted in Akron, OH. The group, part of Open World's inaugural Serbia program, will be hosted by Akron International Friendship, a National Council for International Visitors affiliate.
February 14, 2012. Former senator and astronaut John Glenn (center) met with Ukrainian accountable governance experts at the John Glenn Institute of Public Affairs in Columbus, OH, on Valentine's Day. The group was hosted in Columbus by the International Visitors Council.
February 9, 2012. Ukrainian delegates meet with Representative Adam Smith (WA) staff member Katy Quinn (second from right) in the Russell Building cafeteria. The delegation, consisting of district council members and other accountable governance professionals, will be hosted in Olympia by the Office of the Governor of Washington State and the Governor’s Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW).
February 6, 2012. Kostroma, Russia city council members address a Downtown Durham (NC) Rotary Club luncheon meeting. The club partners with the Kostroma Committee of Sister Cities of Durham on hosting Open World groups. Pictured are delegate Andrei Makhin (left) and Durham Chief of Police Jose Lopez.
November 14, 2011. Ukrainian Constitutional Court judges meet at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building with Federal Judicial Center Director Jeremy D. Fogel (not shown); Peter McCabe (far left) of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts; Open World Executive Director John O'Keefe (foreground); and others.