WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Open World Leadership Center welcomes its first group of Senator Ben Nelson Fellows, four medical doctors and researchers from Russia, on June 24. The Board of Trustees of the Open World Leadership Center at its annual meeting this year voted to create a program of Senator Ben Nelson Fellows to honor Senator Nelson's contribution to Open World and to improving ties between the U.S. and countries of the former Soviet Union. After an orientation in Washington, DC, the delegation will be hosted in Senator Nelson’s home state of Nebraska from June 26 – July 3.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Open World Leadership Center welcomes 24 judges and prosecutors from Turkey June 20, the first of two Turkish travel dates in 2013. The Turkish rule of law professionals were nominated by the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) of Turkey and vetted by the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. Programming will be conducted under the terms of a memorandum of understanding between the Open World Leadership Center and HSYK.
[Cleveland, Ohio] — Five Russian government officials participating in the Open World Program will arrive in Cleveland on Friday, May 17th to begin a week long informational program focusing on best practices in government entities. The delegation, consisting of directors and heads of various Volgograd city administration offices, will meet with elected and public Cleveland city officials and nonprofit urban development professionals.
Open World Honored Judge George for Exceptional Hosting
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Open World Leadership Center Trustees Librarian of Congress James Billington and Robert E. “Bud” Cramer honored Nevada’s Senior U.S. District Judge Lloyd D. George April 19 for his exceptional service to the Open World program. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid welcomed Judge George to the Capitol Building, where Open World held a ceremony in his honor in the historic President’s Room.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Open World Leadership Center, the Congressional agency working to increase international understanding and partnerships, will welcome 10 judges from Egypt April 18. This is Open World’s first delegation from Egypt and signals the agency’s expansion into emerging democracies outside of Eurasia.
Greater Portland - Russian Sister City Project
(The Archangel Committee)
Will Receive the "2013 Open World National Grantee of Merit" Award
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Open World Leadership Center, the Congressional agency working to increase U.S.-Eurasian understanding and partnerships, has named its 2013 National Grantee of Merit award winner. This year’s honoree is the Greater Portland – Russian Sister City Project (The Archangel Committee) of Portland, Maine.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Five Serbian leaders are in Jacksonville this week to explore mechanisms of economic development including inter-municipal agreements and small business development. Starting in City Hall with an overview of government, they will spend the week in a variety of meetings with city officials and government agencies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Open World Leadership Center, a Congressional agency working to increase U.S.-Eurasian understanding and partnerships, will welcome and host its first Young Professionals delegations from Russia this Thursday. The Young Professionals program brings 25-35 year olds, the first generation to come of age after the collapse of the Soviet Union, to the U.S. to network with their counterparts and peers. The eight delegations will focus on the following themes during their stay in the U.S.
JACKSONVILLE, FL – Executive Director John O’Keefe will honor eight Open World hosts in a ceremony this weekend in Jacksonville. The event will take place in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wood. Mr. Wood is dean of Continuing Education at the University of North Florida.
Six innovative Russian scientists are visiting San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC from March 10 through March 21, under the Open World Program – an exchange program designed to foster relationships between U.S. and Russian leaders in a variety of fields including science and technology. The event is co-sponsored by the Open World Leadership Center (an independent agency in the U.S. legislative branch) and the U.S. Department of State.