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Social Issues, Rule of Law, and Accountable Governance Delegations from Ukraine and Armenia
May 9, 2018
Bedford, TX: Ukraine: Child Welfare, including Adoption/Foster Care (Kyiv Center RC nominating)
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
Ukraine and Armenia
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).

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.

Accountable Governance and Social Issues Delegations from Kosovo, Azerbaijan, and Russia
May 2, 2018
Des Moines, IA: Kosovo: Preventing and Combatting Corruption of Public Funds
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
Kosovo, Azerbaijan, and Russia
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.

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).

Accountable Governance Delegations from Russia
May 1, 2018
Chagrin Falls, OH: Russia: Local Legislators
Russia
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 Delegations from Kazakhstan
April 24, 2018
Tempe, AZ: Kazakhstan: Members of Parliament
Kazakhstan
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 Delegations from Various Countries
April 21, 2018
Asheville, NC: Various: Rumsfeld Fellows
Various Countries
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 Ukraine, Estonia, and Georgia
April 18, 2018
Boise, ID: Ukraine: Court Automation
Longview, TX: Ukraine: Court Automation
Salt Lake City, UT: Estonia: Judges
Atlanta, GA: Georgia: Judges
Chicago, IL: Georgia: Judges
Ukraine, Estonia, and Georgia
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.

Social Issues and Accountable Governance Delegations from Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova
April 11, 2018
Maryville, TN: Ukraine: Serving Veterans/Veterans Affairs
Norfolk, VA: Ukraine: Serving Veterans/Veterans Affairs
Lawrence, KS: Ukraine: Treating PTSD and Reintegration
Los Angeles, CA: Ukraine: Treating PTSD and Reintegration
Pittsburgh, PA: Ukraine: IDP Issues, Including Crimean Tatars
Rochester, NY: Ukraine: IDP Issues, Displaced Universities (Poltava if possible)
Spokane, WA: Georgia: Abkhaz-Enguri Dam (USAID nominated)
Raleigh, NC: Moldova: Pharmacy School Partnership
Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova
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).

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 Delegations from Tajikistan
April 10, 2018
Richmond, VA: Tajikistan: Members of Parliament
Tajikistan
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 Delegations from Georgia
March 19, 2018
Albany, NY: Georgia: Parliamentary staff
Georgia
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.

Social Issues Delegations from Ukraine
March 14, 2018
Lafayette, IN: Ukraine: Fire Department/EMT Management/Volunteerism
Parker, CO: Ukraine: Fire Department/EMT Management/Volunteerism
Memphis, TN: Ukraine: Community Relations with Law Enforcement
Birmingham, AL: Ukraine: Community Development/Community Activism/Volunteerism (sister city Vinnitsa)
Milford, CT: Ukraine: Community Development/Community Activism/Volunteerism
Akron, OH: Ukraine: Social Entrepreneurship
Tulsa, OK: Ukraine: Social Entrepreneurship
Richland, WA: Ukraine: Community Development/Activism/Volunteerism
Ukraine
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).

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