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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 240 fellows from 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

    Prof. Rut Diamint

    Prof. Rut Diamint is professor of political science at Torcuato Di Tella University and researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research, based in Buenos Aires. An expert on civil-military relations, she has served as chief of cabinet and advisor to the...

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    Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu

    Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu is senior analyst for social and economic studies at Azerbaijan’s Economic Research Center, a Baku-based NGO that promotes economic development and good governance. In addition, he is chairman of the Movement for Democracy and Welfare in Azerbaijan. He also served...

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    Mr. Pepe Julian Onziema

    Mr. Pepe Julian Onziema is program director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), an advocacy network based in Kampala that works to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) rights organizations across Uganda. A transgender human rights defender who has been...

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    Ms. Farahnaz Ispahani

    Ms. Farahnaz Ispahani has been a leading voice for women and religious minorities in Pakistan for the past twenty five years, first as a journalist, then as a member of Pakistan’s National Assembly, and most recently as a scholar based in the United States. An advocate of Pakistan’s...

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    Ms. Simegnish Mengesha

    Ms. Simegnish Mengesha is a seasoned journalist, media consultant, and translator, who has served most recently as director of the Ethiopian Environment Journalists Association. An outspoken advocate for freedom of expression, she has written for foreign news outlets, including 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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