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The Open World Leadership Center awards grants to a wide range of U.S.-based nonprofit and governmental organizations to host Open World delegations. The Center selects its host organizations annually through a competitive grants process conducted according to federal guidelines. All successful candidates have expertise in implementing professionally oriented foreign exchange programs. Some grantees carry out Open World visits themselves or through their local affiliates; others develop and oversee a network of local organizations to provide this hosting. These local organizations include civic associations, academic institutions and centers, and nonprofit international training providers.

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Turkmen delegates meet at the Institute of American Indian Arts on March 3 with Hayes Lewis (center, in blue jeans), director of the Institute's Center for Lifelong Education, and Tom Maguire (far left) of the Santa Fe Arts Commission.

Santa Fe Opens Doors to Turkmeni Arts Managers

SANTA FE, NM – Three delegates from Turkmenistan hosted by the Santa Fe Council on International Relations Feb. 25–March 9 are working to draw world attention to their long-isolated country’s ancient crafts of carpet-making, silk weaving, and embroidery, and to its new generation of painters. read more

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Discover the New Russia: League of Women Voters Travel Journal

For the past four years the League of Women Voters has hosted delegations of Russians in the U.S. as part of the Open World Leadership Center. Now, members, staff and friends of the League have an opportunity to discover Russia for themselves. From May 11 - 23, 2009 a League delegation of nine will travel throughout Russia to the cities of Moscow, Kaluga, and St. Petersburg. read more

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