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November 2006

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Program Builds Mutual Understanding

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania hosted a delegation of judges from Russia in September as part of the Open World Program. The program lets emerging leaders from Russia and other Eurasian countries experience American democracy and society in action. During their visit the Russian judges participated in roundtable discussions on the administration of justice, probation and pretrial functions and technology, and talked with local federal judges.

The delegation was sponsored by the Open World Program, the Administrative Office, the Academy of Educational Development, the Russian Business Council and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Judge Juan R. Sanchez and Clerk of Court Michael E. Kunz coordinated the visit.