Kazakh Leaders Examine Libraries and Community Centers in Fort Worth

Kazakh Leaders Examine Libraries and Community Centers in Fort Worth

2019-05-29 09:41

Fort Worth, TX — The Open World Leadership Center, an agency of the U.S. Congress, will send a delegation of Kazakh librarians to Fort Worth, TX from June 14-23, 2019. The delegation consists of six professionals and will be accompanied by a bicultural facilitator and an interpreter. While in Fort Worth, the Open World program participants will be hosted by Fort Worth Sister Cities International.

Prior to their arrival in Fort Worth the participants will complete an orientation in Washington, D.C. Delegates will have policy meetings with Members of Congress and their staff.

In Fort Worth, delegates will collaborate on best practices for libraries and community centers with staff and local leaders in Fort Worth. Additional activities include visits to several Fort Worth public libraries, Texas Christian University, and the UNT Health Science Center. The delegation will stay in the homes of Fort Worth residents who serve as hospitality hosts.

More than 27,000 current and future leaders from post-Soviet era countries have participated in the Open World program. Open World offers one of the most effective U.S. exchange programs to promote mutually beneficial options for depolarized engagement between future national leaders.


Founded in 1999 by Congress, the Open World Leadership Center maintains a vast network of more than 28,000 alumni in strategic countries including Russia, Ukraine, and others in the Balkans, Caucuses, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Open World supports legislative diplomacy efforts for Members of Congress by conducting exchanges that establish lasting professional relationships between emerging leaders and their U.S. counterparts. Program participants are provided with extensive exposure to American politics, accountable governance, and citizen diplomacy, while being home hosted by American families. To learn more about Open World, please visit www.openworld.gov/.