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Judicial Rule of Law Delegations from Armenia, Georgia and Serbia
October 19, 2017
Norfolk, VA: Armenia: Judicial professionals (not judges)
Baltimore, MD: Georgia: Judges
Oklahoma City, OK: Georgia: Judges
Baton Rouge, LA: Serbia: Judges
Armenia, Georgia, and Serbia
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 Delegations from Kosovo and Ukraine
October 11, 2017
Dobbs Ferry, NY: Kosovo: Policies and Planning: Improved Higher Education
Palatine, IL: Ukraine: Improved English Language Education - Secondary Schools
Milwaukee, WI: Ukraine: Improved English Language Education - Secondary Schools
Hutchinson, KS: Ukraine: Improved Civic Education - Secondary Schools (Partially nominated by Rotary from Cherkasy)
Longmont, CO: Ukraine: Improved Civic Education - Secondary Schools (Partially nominated by Rotary from Ivano-Frankivsk)
Kosovo and 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).
Social Issues Delegations from Armenia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Russia
September 27, 2017
Cambridge, MA: Armenia: Promoting Media Literacy in Schools
Mauston, WI: Kazakhstan: Grantee-nominated: Environmental Education (Pavlodar)
Raleigh, NC: Moldova: Education Partnerships
White Bear Lake, NM: Russia: Grantee-nominated: Inclusive Education (Krasnoyarsk)
Tooele, UT: Russia: Grantee-nominated: Autism Spectrum Disorder (Izhevsk)
San Jose, CA: Russia: Social Integration of Children and Adults with Mental Disabilities
Tulsa, OK: Kazakhstan: School-Based Drug Prevention Programs
Armenia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Russia
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 and Rule of Law Delegations from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Kosovo
September 21, 2017
Albuquerque, NM: Tajikistan: Combating Domestic Violence
Dover, NH: Kyrgyzstan: Tourism Promotion
Sebastopol, CA: Ukraine: Grantee-nominated: Combating Domestic Violence (Chyhyryn/cherkasy)
Phoenix, AZ: Ukraine: Combating Human Trafficking
Longview, TX: Ukraine: Anti-Corruption Practices/E-governance and transparency
Gainesville, FL: Kyrgyzstan: Domestic/Gender-Based Violence - Victim Rights and Prosecution of Perpetrators
Lenexa/Overland Park, KS: Azerbaijan: Combating Domestic Violence
Huntsville, AL: Kosovo: Supporting Judicial Ethics and Discipline
Ukraine, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, and Kosovo
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: Programs aimed at legal professionals in the fields of legal education, juvenile justice, and legal advocacy for under served populations should provide delegates with the opportunity to to 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 Delegations from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Serbia
September 13, 2017
Liberty, NY: Russia: Best Media Practices
Charlotte, NC: Russia: YP/Successful Blogging
Chattanooga, TN: Russia: Livable City Planning
Lawrenceville, NJ: Russia: Think Tanks
Wichita, KS: Kazakhstan: Best Media Practices/Government Spokespersons
Charlotte, NC: Serbia: Y.P./U.S. Political Party System
Salt Lake City, UT: Serbia: Building E-Government Capacity
Russia, Kazakhstan, 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 Delegations from Ukraine, Georgia, and Kosovo
September 6, 2017
Chicago, IL: Ukraine: YP/Countering False Information/Media Literacy
Silver Spring, MD: Ukraine: Countering False Information/Media Literacy
Madison, WI: Ukraine: Countering False Information/Media Literacy
Syracuse, NY: Georgia: Best Media Practices/Independent Media
Cedar Rapids, IA: Kosovo: Multilingualism and Access to Public Information
Ukraine, Georgia, and Kosovo
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.
Judicial Rule of Law Delegations from Mongolia
July 20, 2017
Princeton, WV: Mongolia: Judges
Oregon City, OR: Mongolia: Judges
Mongolia
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.
Accountable Governance Delegation from Ukraine
July 17, 2017
Chicago, IL: Ukraine: Members of Parliament
Ukraine
Accountable Governance – Role of Legislatures: Programming for the legislator delegations allows the delegates to meet with their American counterparts; attend committee meetings and legislative sessions; and learn how their counterparts interact with relevant executive agencies, advocacy groups, and constituents. Programming for the “Mixed” delegations of legislators, legislative staff, and legislative administrators focuses on the operations of a legislature, on how legislatures receive independent information and analysis to support decision-making, and on constituent services.
Accountable Governance Delegation from Peru
July 11, 2017
Austin, TX: Peru: Members of Parliament
Peru
Accountable Governance – Role of Legislatures: Programming for the legislator delegations allows the delegates to meet with their American counterparts; attend committee meetings and legislative sessions; and learn how their counterparts interact with relevant executive agencies, advocacy groups, and constituents. Programming for the “Mixed” delegations of legislators, legislative staff, and legislative administrators focuses on the operations of a legislature, on how legislatures receive independent information and analysis to support decision-making, and on constituent services.
Social Issues Delegation from Russia
June 7, 2017
Council Bluffs, IA: Russia: Nelson Fellows (anti-Zika)
Russia
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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