Press Releases

For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Center begins soliciting proposals for its 2020 Open World exchange program from U.S. based organizations with established foreign visitor programs or a demonstrated ability to host foreign visitors. Organizations submitting proposals design 8-day professional development programs for emerging political, civic, and community leaders from the Eurasian region. All professional programs link Open World delegates to national, regional, and local levels of governance in an effort to support the legislative diplomacy efforts of Congress.

For Immediate Release

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 Ukraine’s snap parliamentary elections held on July 21. The elections were called by the country’s newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, after he dissolved parliament in May. Over twenty past and future Open World participants have been elected or re-elected to serve as Members of Parliament.

For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Open World Leadership Center, a Legislative Branch agency, welcomed The Honorable Catherine O’Malley to the Open World Leadership Center Board of Trustees in April.

The Open World Leadership Center, a Congressional agency working to increase international understanding and partnerships, is guided by Trustees consisting of the Librarian of Congress, two members of the Senate, two members of the House, the chairs of House and Senate Appropriation subcommittees on the Legislative Branch, and four private individuals designated by the Librarian of Congress.

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