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What makes a city resilient? Resilience reflects a city’s ability to persevere in the face of troubles and to continue its mission despite daunting challenges. Resilient Columbia residents returned to their homes and businesses this week to pick up what was left after historic floods swept through this past weekend. Despite this rebuilding, they will welcome this week six Open World delegates from the Republic of Georgia, which has also experienced devastating floods several months ago.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two Open World alumni are presenting at the PONARS Eurasia Policy Conference this Friday, September 18 at George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. Yulia Nikitina from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) is chairing a panel on security challenges for Russia and the West. She was a delegate with the Open World program in 2010 to Versailles, KY.

HIV/AIDS Prevention and Palliative Care Professionals in Washington, DC
Ukrainian and Moldovan delegates visit Washington, DC

(Washington, DC) – An Open World delegation from Ukraine and Moldova arrives in Washington, DC on Friday, September 11 for an orientation seminar to introduce Ukrainian and Moldovan medical practitioners to U.S. health policies.

Washington DC – The Open World Leadership Center celebrated its 15th Anniversary on December 4 with a spectacular celebration at the Library of Congress, and paid tribute to Open World’s founding Chairman Dr. James H. Billington for his vision and leadership with numerous accolades, awards and the announcement of the Billington Rose.