WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Open World Leadership Center begins soliciting proposals for its 2019 exchange programs from U.S. based organizations with established foreign visitors programs or demonstrated ability to host foreign visitors. Organizations submitting proposals design 10-day professional development programs for emerging political, civic, and community leaders from Eurasia. All professional programs link Open World delegates to national, regional, and local levels of governance and provide insight into private sector activity in their community and/or state.
AURORA, CO —Today, Ambassador John O’Keefe, Counselor to Open World's Board of Trustees will deliver the keynote address at Sister Cities International’s 2018 Annual Conference: Cities Leading the Way. Ambassador O’Keefe’s keynote address will cover the history and impact of the Silk Road and Central Asia.
BLUEFIELD, WV — The Open World Leadership Center will honor local hosts in the Bluefield area including federal judges and members of the Center for International Understanding (CIU), Inc. This week, CIU is hosting an Open World delegation of judges from Mongolia in Princeton, WV from July 21-29, 2018. The theme for this delegation is judicial rule of law.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Open World Leadership Center welcomes Senator E. Benjamin Nelson (Nebraska, 2001-2013) as Chairman of Open World’s Board of Trustees after Secretary R. James Nicholson stepped down on March 6, 2018.
Senator Nelson has served on Open World’s Board of Trustees since 2016. Senator Nelson brings executive experience, knowledge of the program, international experience, and the sound judgement required to guide the program on issues that arise in an ever uncertain political and fiscal environment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Open World Leadership Center welcomes its sixth delegation of Senator Ben Nelson Fellows composed of six medical doctors from Russia. Open World’s Board of Trustees created the Nelson Fellows program to honor Senator Nelson's contribution to Open World and improve ties between the United States and Russia. Senator Nelson served on Open World’s Board of Trustees since March 2016. From 2009-2012, Senator Nelson served on the Board as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch.