Philadelphia, PA: Various: StrategEAST
TBD, TBD: Russia: Women Business Leaders
Seattle, WA: Uzbekistan: Tourism
Pagosa Springs, CO: Kyrgyzstan: Tourism
St. Louis, MO: Russia
St. Louis, MO: Russia
Santa Barbara, CA: Ukraine: Child Welfare, including Adoption/Foster Care
Phoenix, AZ: Ukraine: Combatting Human Trafficking
Buffalo, NY: Ukraine: Combatting Human Trafficking
Atlanta, GA: Ukraine: Citizen Engagement in Legal Reform
Sacramento, CA: Armenia: Parliamentary Staff
Civic Rule of Law: Programs aimed at legal professionals in the fields of legal educations, 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.
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.
Sioux Falls, SD: Kosovo: Agricultural Subsidies
Reno, NV: Azerbaijan: Disability Advocacy and Reform
Chicago, IL: Azerbaijan: Cyber-Intellectual Property Rights
Baltimore, MD: Russia: Children's Librarians
Social Issues: Open World will invite mixed delegations of legislators, executive branch and NGO officials, and other community leaders to the Unites 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 specials 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).