OPEN WORLD

PUBLIC DIPLOMACY IN ACTION

ПРОГРАММА «ОТКРЫТЫЙ МИР» НАРОДНАЯ ДИПЛОМАТИЯ В ДЕЙСТВИИ

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OPEN WORLD Public Diplomacy In Action
The U.S. Congress founded the Open World (OW) Program in 1999 as a Library of Congress-run exchange program for emerging Russian leaders. OW is dedicated to the memory of academician Dmitriy S. Likhachev who, together with the Librarian of Congress and noted Russian expert Dr. James H. Billington, served as the program’s honorary co-chair in its founding year. Since its founding, the program has expanded to include delegations from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Ukraine. The OW Program differs from other U.S. government exchange programs in its emphasis on hands-on, community-based programming; its status as the only exchange program in the legislative branch; its focus on young, up-and-coming political and civic leaders from all levels of government and wide geographical scope; and its recruitment of non-English-speaking and first-time visitors. Delegates are typically young political and civic leaders from all jurisdictional levels— federal, regional, and local. The ten-day intensive professional development training program is aimed at enhancing cooperation and understanding between the U.S. and participating countries. The program provides a unique opportunity to learn firsthand about American democracy, civil society and community life. During their visits, delegates meet with their American counterparts, stay in American homes, and form everlasting friendships and partnerships that contribute to better collaboration and development. For more information about the program, please visit www.openworld.gov. The OWLC awards grants to a wide range of U.S.-based organizations to host OW delegations. The International Institute (II) of the Graduate School is a national grantee and partners with a variety of host organizations throughout the U.S. to receive visitors. Substantial in-kind support in the form of meals, housing, transportation and cultural/recreational activities is provided by hosting organizations.

If you are interested in learning more about the Open World program, including hosting delegations, please contact: Dilnoza Abduganieva Open World Program Manager Graduate School 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 330 Washington, DC 20024 Phone: (202) 314-3568 E-mail: dilnoza.abduganieva@graduateschool.edu Web site: graduateschool.edu/ii

Если вы заинтересованы в более подробной информации, включая о принятии делегации просьба обращаться к: Дилноза Абдуганиева Менеджер программы Graduate School 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 330 Washington, DC 20024 Phone: (202) 314-3568 E-mail: dilnoza.abduganieva@graduateschool.edu Web site:graduateschool.edu/ii

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OPEN WORLD
PUBLIC DIPLOMACY IN ACTION

ПРОГРАММА «ОТКРЫТЫЙ МИР» НАРОДНАЯ ДИПЛОМАТИЯ В ДЕЙСТВИИ

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