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THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 1,000 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.
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September 26, 2016

NED Launches Third Cohort of Penn Kemble Forum

On September 21, 2016, the Endowment welcomed its third cohort of Penn Kemble Forum on Democracy Fellows with a panel discussion between Francis Fukuyama and Larry Diamond. The conversation was moderated by 2015-16 Penn Kemble alumna Ruth Smith.  The...

September 13, 2016

September 15, 2016: International Day of Democracy

In honor of International Day of Democracy on Sept. 15th, we shared stories of the inspiring work taking place around the world, supported by NED. Get to know some of our grantees and fellows.

August 04, 2016

Book Launch: "Authoritarianism Goes Global" Events in Europe

Authoritarianism Goes Global gained much attention in Europe as co-editors Marc F. Plattner and Christopher Walker traveled to five cities in Europe in May and June 2016 to present the book's findings at a series of public panels and roundtable...

July 18, 2016

Journal of Democracy July 2016 Issue: The Danger of Deconsolidation

The Dangers of Deconsolidation"Citizens in a number of supposedly consolidated democracies in North America and Western Europe" are now "more cynical about the value of democracy as a political system . . . and more willing to express support...

July 12, 2016

NED Mourns the Death of Former Chairman John Brademas

It was with great sadness that the Board of Directors and staff of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) learned of the passing of its former chairman, The Honorable John Brademas, who died July 11, 2016 in New York City at the age of 89.

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Initiatives

  • WORLD MOVEMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

    A network of activists, practitioners, scholars, policy makers, and funders who work

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  • INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR DEMOCRATIC STUDIES

    The Forum strives to bridge the gap between academic research and the practice of democracy.

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  • journal of democracy

    The Journal of Democracy is the world’s leading publication on the theory and practice of democracy

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  • CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ASSISTANCE

    Raises the visibility and improves the effectiveness of media development around the world.

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