4Cs to host Russian leaders studying environmental technology

Cape Cod Community College Hosts Russian Leaders Visiting the Cape to Study Environmental Technology

Five Russian leaders will spend December 1 â?? 9, 2006, on Cape Cod examining environmental technology, hosted by Cape Cod Community College. Sponsored by the Open World Leadership Center of the Library of Congress, this international program enables emerging political and civic leaders from participating countries to work with their U.S. counterparts and experience American-style democracy and free enterprise at the local level. This is the third delegation hosted by the College since the Fall of 2004.

During their nine day stay, the Open World delegates will tour the Collegeâ??s new LEED certified Lorusso Applied Technology Building, the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS), the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR), and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole. But, it wonâ??t be all work.

These Russian business and political leaders also get a taste of American life by staying with volunteer host families during their visit, and will enjoy cultural and community activities over their nine days.

Coming to Cape Cod are: Oleg Nikolayevich, Chief Engineer of â??Ekosistema;â? Ruslan Khasanovich Arsanukayev, a graduate student from the Russian Public Service Academy; Lyudmila Alekdandrovna Bislyuk, Commissioning Editor of New Region Television Company; and Sergey Pavlovich Burkova, Head of Udmurtia Center of Waste Management. The visitâ??s facilitator, Yelena Aleksandrovna Burkova from Dzerzhinsk, accompanies them.

The Open World Program is a unique, nonpartisan initiative of the U.S. Congress. It exposes delegates to ideas and practices they can adapt for use in their own work, businesses, and communities. Founded in 1999 with an initial focus on Russia, the program has hosted delegations from Lithuania, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

More information about the program is available from Christine Jacques, International Programs Coordinator at Cape Cod Community College, tel. 508-362-2131 ext. 4455, or by email at: [email protected].

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