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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. [Reprinted with Permission]
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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.
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Serbian economic development leadership delegation visits Jacksonville (article) “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) Reserve FREE tickets to see Open World’s Russian directors work with American University and Synetic Theater players in the Anton Chekhov-inspired The Good Doctor by Neil Simon (PDF)
Photo of Residents of Cahul helping build the central community park envisioned by Nicolae Dandis.
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.
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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. If you have questions about information in the grant guidelines, please contact Lewis Madanick at or call (202) 707-8943.
A Young Professional group from Perm, Russia and their hosts after a day of bicycling in their sister city of Louisville, KY.
Bicycling, an International Language - Did you know Perm modeled their "extreme park" on Louisville’s? Read more here. (blog post): In Minot, ND, they also noticed some differences and will be returning home with some new ideas that may help them better serve Russian kids (article): Tea for Two: Boulder, CO appeals to Dushanbe, Tajikistan to fix up their tea house gift to the city via Open World facilitator (article):
Young Professional delegates on a Citizen Leadership in Community Development program.
For Ruslan Martsinkiv, who chairs the 60-member Ivano-Frankivsk City Council and was making his first visit to the United States, learning about Arlington’s transit-oriented development efforts proved a positive learning experience. (article): They seemed surprised that there is a free exchange of information between the town hall and the newsroom. (article):
The Georgian media delegation meets Senator Lamar Alexander in the reception room in the Capitol April 26, 2012.
Russian judges in Las Vegas, NV (video): Journalists from Georgia visit Maryville, KY (article): Moldova alumni wins grant (article): “It was a great opportunity to share our public policy strategies with officials from the Republic of Georgia.” (article): Tweet of the Week @WACNHIVLP [Reprinted with Permission]
Photo of The mayor of Sarny, Ukraine, Serhiy Yevtushok, right, with Honolulu mayor Peter Carlisle.
Open World to honor hosts in Jacksonville, Florida this weekend (press release): "The exchange program has been exceptionally planned to teach them something they are going to use in improvement of the population's health," Russian medical professionals in central Illinois (article): Spartanburg, South Carolina Op-Ed on citizen diplomacy: Voice of America interviews Executive Director John O’Keefe about Open World’s Armenia program (video, in Armenian):
Photo of Yaroslavl mayoral candidate Yevgeniy Urlashov experiences what it’s like to volunteer in a food bank in Seattle, WA on a Rule of Law program (2007).
Open World alumnus and Yaroslavl mayoral candidate featured in the Washington Post (article): The head of the Council of Lawyers of Ukraine grabbed a bulletproof vest but quickly dropped it with a thud. Gainesville, FL. (article):