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Fellowships

The National Endowment for Democracy is proud to host a variety of fellowship programs aimed at helping individuals deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to strengthen democratic progress. With programs for both courageous activists and scholars from throughout the globe, as well as DC-based foreign policy professionals, NED provides opportunities for its fellows to explore new ideas and share best practices in a comparative context.

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows

In the spirit of international exchange, the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program, based at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, supports democratic activists, scholars, and journalists from around the world to conduct independent research, build individual capacity, and exchange ideas to strengthen democratic development in their countries, regions, or fields of expertise.

Named in honor of two of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell, the program has hosted more than 250 fellows from nearly 90 countries since its founding in 2001.

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  • HURFORD YOUTH FELLOWS

    Global youth leaders up to the age of 30 with an interest in the advancement of democracy

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  • PENN KEMBLE FORUM FOR DEMOCRACY

    Young, DC-based foreign policy professionals committed to supporting democratic values

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  • VISITING FELLOWS

    Scholars and practitioners who wish to conduct research and writing at the Forum

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  • About the Forum

    A leading center for research, discussion, and analysis on the theory and practice of democracy around the world

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  • FELLOWS SPOTLIGHT

    Ms. Izzah Inzamliyah

    Ms. Izzah Inzamliyah is a program officer with the Solidarity Center in Jakarta, where she designs and facilitates workshops for local unions on public policy advocacy and lobbying, increasing membership, and promoting gender mainstreaming. As program officer, she also played a leading...

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    Mr. Elie Smith

    Mr. Elie Smith is a Cameroonian journalist, reporter, and translator who has worked with a number of Central African and French media outlets, including Télésud, France 24, Canal France International, and Radio France International.  He served most recently as director of the MNTV...

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    Ms. Nyaradzo Mashayamombe

    Ms. Nyaradzo Mashayamombe is founding executive director of Tag A Life International Trust (Ta-LI), an advocacy organization that promotes girls’ rights and women’s empowerment in Zimbabwe. She is also a board member of the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe, the country’s largest...

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    Dr. Henry Hale

    Dr. Henry Hale is professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, where he teaches on the comparative politics of Russia and Eurasia, state-building in Central Asia, and theories of comparative politics. From 2009 to 2012, he served as director...

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    Ms. Fatema Jafari

    Ms. Fatema Jafari is a women’s rights advocate and public official recently reelected as a member of the Provincial Council of Herat, where she serves on a number of committees related to women’s rights in Afghanistan. As head of the family support committee, she facilitated the...

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FELLOWS VIDEOS

NED fellows offer their specialized knowledge and fresh perspectives to audiences in person and online through presentations of their work.

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