Posted on Sep 19, 2019
BRANCHBURG — Open World Leadership Center, a legislative branch agency, will send a delegation of SIX young Russian professionals in urban planning and Architects to Central New Jersey from September 27 to October 5, 2019.
RUSSIAN LEADERS TO EXAMINE SMART CITIES PROGRAM IN CENTRAL NEW JERSEY
 
            BRANCHBURG — Open World Leadership Center, a legislative branch agency, will send a delegation of SIX young Russian professionals in urban planning and Architects to Central New Jersey from September 27 to October 5, 2019. While in Central New Jersey, Open World delegates will be hosted by local Rotarians and host families.
 
            The delegation of six Uulina Savelyeva, Natalya Bavykina, Yevgeniy Volkov,  Dmitriy Lyubitenko,  Ilya Zalivukhin,  and team leader Nina Matveyenko from Russia will spend 9 days in Central New Jersey.
 
Prior to their arrival in Central New Jersey delegates will receive an orientation in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill. Delegates will meet with several Members of Congress including Congressman, Tom Malinowski of the 7th District.  
 
In Central New Jersey, delegates will collaborate on best practices for Smart Cities planning and visit various towns to meet with town planners and mayors. Delegates will also visit the Kean University school of Architect, The Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy as well as do special presentations at various Rotary clubs in Central New Jersey, like Branchburg, Clinton, Skylands, Fanwood Scotch Plains, MorrisPlains. They will also meet with local leaders in Somerville and Branchburg Areas as well as visit the Capitol Building in Trenton and meet with Senator Kip Bateman. Additional activities include joining the Megan Bradley Foundation dinner, Branchburg Township Community Fair and visit the New York City.  The delegation will stay in the homes of local residents, serving as hospitality hosts.
 
            More than 26,000 current and future leaders from post-Soviet era countries have participated in an Open World exchange 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.
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About Open World
 
Open World Leadership Center, a legislative branch agency, supports Congressional outreach for Members of Congress and conducts exchanges that establish lasting professional relationships between emerging leaders and their U.S. counterparts in democratic institutions. Delegates are provided with extensive exposure to American politics, civic life, and are hosted by American families. In 1999, Congress established Open World. Since then, more than 26,000 Eurasian leaders are alumni of Open World. To learn more about Open World, please click here: www.openworld.gov/
 
 
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