Kazakh leaders examine rule of law in Hawaii, USA
US and Kazakhstan counterparts share experience through Open World ProgramKapiʻolani Community College
Posted: Nov 3, 2010
HONOLULU–Kapiʻolani Community College hosted seven Kazakh leaders who participated in the Open World Program from October 23 - 30, 2010. Managed by the independent Open World Leadership Center at the Library of Congress, Open World enables emerging Eurasian political and civic leaders to work with their U.S. counterparts and experience American-style democracy at the local level.
While in Hawaiʻi, the delegates met with Federal District Court Judge David Alan Ezra and judges at Magistrate Court, State Supreme Court, Circuit Court, District Court, Bankruptcy Court and Family Court to learn how rule of law is administered in the U.S. court system. The delegates also visited the William S. Richardson School of Law at UH Mānoa to make presentations on their work in Kazakhstan and met with the faculty to discuss the U.S. judicial system.
In Honolulu, the delegation was also scheduled to meet with Congresswoman Mazie Hirono.
The Open World Leadership Center was awarded a grant to Academy for Educational Development (AED) to administer this and similar exchanges in 2010.
The Open World Program is a unique, nonpartisan initiative of the U.S. Congress designed to build mutual understanding between the United States and Eurasia. Over 15,550 Open World participants have been hosted in all 50 U.S. states since the program’s inception in 1999. Delegates range from members of parliament to mayors, from innovative nonprofit directors to experienced journalists, and from political party activists to regional administrators.
For more information, please contact Tom Tsurutani, Kapi‘olani Community College at (808) 734-9794. For more information on Open World, please visit http://www.openworld.gov.