For Immediate Release
Open World Leadership Center Tel. 202-707-6197
Open World Honored Judge George for Exceptional Hosting
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Open World Leadership Center Trustees Librarian of Congress James Billington and Robert E. “Bud” Cramer honored Nevada’s Senior U.S. District Judge Lloyd D. George April 19 for his exceptional service to the Open World program. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid welcomed Judge George to the Capitol Building, where Open World held a ceremony in his honor in the historic President’s Room.
In addition to Senator Reid, Mr. Cramer, and Dr. Billington, specials guests assembled to honor Judge George included Representative Dina Titus (D-Nevada, 1st District), and chief of staff to Chief Justice John Roberts Jeff Minear. Also in attendance were Open World executive director Ambassador John O’Keefe, representatives from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, and three judges and a prosecutor from Estonia hosted in Las Vegas by Judge George this week.
Judge George’s enthusiasm for exchanges and his belief in the power of peer-to-peer networking infuses his hosting with an energy and zeal that makes a long lasting difference in the lives of Open World participants. Judge George is a former member of the International Judicial Relations Committee. He has hosted 12 Open World Rule of Law groups, a total of sixty participants, since 2001.
Open World supports Congressional outreach to Eurasia and other countries. It conducts exchanges that establish lasting professional relationships between the up-and-coming leaders of Open World countries and Americans dedicated to showcasing U.S. values and democratic institutions. Program results include new relationships between U.S. and international legislators, foreign partnerships with U.S. judges, Rotary and other service organizations, medical centers, and sister cities. Open World operates dynamic programs in Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.
Open World has introduced more than 19,000 current and future decision makers from Russia, other countries of Eurasia, and now Egypt, to American political and civic life, and to their American counterparts. The U.S. Congress established Open World in 1999.