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Testimonial of Fiscal Year 2024

Chairman Valadao, Ranking Member Espaillat and Members of the Subcommittees, thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony for the record on the Congressional Office for International Leadership (the Office, COIL). Congressional participation on our governing board and in our programs has made t...

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On the Passing of Open World Program Alumnus Alexei Navalny

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Congressional Office for International Leadership expresses its sincere condolences to the family of Alexei Navalny, a 2005 Open World program alumnus. The Open World program was Mr. Navalny’s first trip to the United States. His local governance-themed delegation was hosted b...

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Polish Open World Alumni Elected to Parliament

WARSAW, POLAND — Three alumni of the Open World program – Agnieszka Buczynska, Jolanta Niezgodzka, and Bartosz Romowicz – have been elected for the first time to the parliament (Sejm) in October 2023, representing a new generation of Polish leadership. "The Open World program is a critical effort t...

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10th Anniversary Delegation of Nelson Fellows from Ukraine

WASHINGTON, DC — To recognize a decade of the Senator Ben Nelson Fellows program, a delegation of five battlefield healthcare professionals will take part in the Open World program November 7-18. After an extended orientation in Washington, DC, the Nelson Fellows will be hosted in Omaha for the rema...

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Congressional Office For International Leadership

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 Int...

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COIL Hosts First Latvia Program And Renewed Lithuania Program

March 9, 2023 WASHINGTON, DC - The Congressional Office for International Leadership (COIL) launches its first Latvia program and a renewed Lithuania program this week with the arrival of two delegations from each country. These four delegations will be traveling on civic themes as part of a renewed...

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COIL Announces Grant Recipients For 2023

January 19, 2023 WASHINGTON, DC - The Congressional Office for International Leadership (COIL) announced grant recipients for 2023. COIL awarded grants to 11 non-profit organizations across the United States to implement the Open World program on the local level. All 2023 grant recipients will work ...

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Testimonial of Fiscal Year 2023

Chairman Ryan, Ranking Member Herrera-Beutler, distinguished Members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify today on the Congressional Office for International Leadership or COIL’s fiscal year 2023 budget request. The budget request is for level funding in 2023 that will provi...