Open World Program 

The Open World program is a U.S. Legislative Branch initiative that aims to illustrate the importance of legislative functions in creating and sustaining democracies to rising leaders in Eurasian countries. Participants engage with U.S. governing systems at the federal state, and local levels and interact with their American counterparts, members of Congress, and Congressional staff.

Most Recent Program

Accountable Governance, Decentralization, and Clean Urban Development

International Delegation in Chicago

A Ukrainian delegation of urban planners met with such Chicago experts as:

  • Kurth Lampe
  • UIC Great Cities
  • Green City Market
  • City of Chicago Department of Transportation
  • Delta Institute
  • The Field Museum
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • My Block, My Hood, My City
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Metropolitan Planning Council
Open World delegation from Azerbaijan

Michael Davidson at the Chicago Community Trust really showed me that my department needs to put more resources towards ecologically friendly food systems. This is an area of urban planning that I was glad to learn about, as food is an issue for everyone.

Stefaniia Medvid, Head, Tariff Policy and Energy Management Department

Open World Program Experiences

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