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WASHINGTON, DC - This is a sorrowful and trying time for Ukraine, our hosting communities, and all of us at the Congressional Office for International Leadership (COIL). Our recent delegation of war veterans and those that serve victims of war from Ukraine returned home early from their programs due to the hostilities that started against that country in the early morning hours of Thursday, February 24th. As of yesterday, all of our participants are en route to or in Ukraine. They are returning in service to their country.  
For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Open World Leadership Center (the Center) is announcing that the United States Congress has approved a name change to the Congressional Office for International Leadership (COIL). The Board of Trustees’ voted to adopt the name Congressional Office for International Leadership to more accurately reflect the mission and Congressional affiliation of the agency.

The Center will continue to implement the Open World program which it has administered since 1999.

For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Open World Leadership Center (the Center) has been heavily monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and has taken precautionary measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. The Center will temporarily pause all Open World programs pending guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Center views the health, safety, and well-being of our program participants as its top priority. In light of the ongoing pandemic, we have paused programs through May 31st and are continually reviewing further postponements after that.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Open World Leadership Center, an agency of the U.S. Congress, is pleased to announce the success of its Ukrainian program alumni in KyivPost’s 30 Under 30 Award, an annual prize that celebrates young Ukrainian leaders.  The winners are young Ukrainians who have achieved outstanding results in different fields, including teachers, scientists, human rights activists, politicians, start-up founders, and show business stars. KyivPost’s 30 Under 30 Award recognized the following four Open World program alumni:

For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Open World Leadership Center (the Center), an agency of the U.S. Congress, welcomes six delegations from Ukraine this week focusing on a variety of issues including Education and Public Policy. Among the arrival of these groups, the Center is thrilled to welcome its 4,000th participant from Ukraine with Ms. Kateryna Yatsura, the Director of the Web Communications Center at Karazin Kharkiv National University.

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