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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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LATEST NEWS

June 29, 2016

NED Hosts His Holiness the Dalai Lama

On June 16, 2016, the National Endowment for Democracy hosted His Holiness the Dalai Lama for a public conversation with four dynamic young democracy activists. The afternoon included remarks from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator...

June 17, 2016

Geshe la and Tenzin Palkyi's Interview with VOA Tibetan

Geshe la and Tenzin Palkyi sit down with VOA Tibetan (spoken in Tibetan language).

June 15, 2016

Geshe la Accepts Democracy Service Medal on Behalf of Tenzin...

Geshe la's Remarks made during Democracy and Hope event on June 15, 2016 Tashi Delek. I would like to extend my heartfelt greetings to our beloved leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, our Prime Minister, Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay, members...

June 14, 2016

Tibet: Exiles' Journey

Here is a short piece that Lobsang Sangay (then a student at Harvard, now the elected premier of the Tibetan government-in-exile) wrote for the Journal of Democracy back in the July 2003 issue on the Tibetan democratic journey.Read "Tibet:...

June 01, 2016

NED to host His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will discuss the subject of Democracy and Hope with a group of young activists from Cuba, Sudan, Azerbaijan and Jordan at an event at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 1:00...

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  • 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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    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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