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Jun 29, 2015

Human Rights Lawyer and Activist Lê Quốc Quân Released From Prison

Coordinated by the Amsterdam-based group Lawyers 4 Lawyers, National Endowment for Democracy's Dr. Sally Blair, Senior Director of Fellowships Program and Art Kaufman, Senior Director of World Movement for Democracy, co-signed a letter welcoming Vietnamese human rights lawyer and activist Lê Quốc Quân's release from prison. :: MORE

Jun 26, 2015

National Endowment for Democracy Adds Three to Board of Directors

 The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has added three new members to its Board of Directors for a three-year term. William J. Burns of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Peter Roskam of the United States House of Representatives, and Mark S. Ordan of Washington Prime Group. :: MORE

Jun 26, 2015

National Endowment for Democracy Adds Four to Board of Directors

“The NED is truly fortunate to gain the talents of Bill Burns, Peter Roskam, and Mark Ordan,” said NED president Carl Gershman. “The expertise and insight they will lend to our Board of Directors and staff will greatly benefit NED as an institution and the hundreds of organizations we support worldwide.”  :: MORE

Jun 19, 2015

NED Mourns the Loss of Allen Weinstein

The National Endowment for Democracy extends its sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Dr. Weinstein, as well as its deep appreciation for the contributions he made to NED and to democracy worldwide. :: MORE

May 29, 2015

NED honors Venezuela’s political prisoners with 2015 Democracy Award

Leaders of the US Congress from both parties and a former Prime Minister of Spain paid tribute to political prisoners in Venezuela on May 14, 2014 at NED’s annual Democracy Award Presentation on Capitol Hill in Washington. :: MORE

May 12, 2015

Venezuelan Political Prisoners are winners of NED’s 2015 Democracy Award

On Thursday, May 14, 2015, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) will recognize and honor the brave struggle of Venezuela’s political prisoners with its 2015 Democracy Award. Prominent Venezuelan political prisoners Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma will be honored along with Tamara Sujú, a Venezuelan lawyer and human rights defender currently living in exile in the Czech Republic. Ledezma’s Award will be accepted on his behalf by his wife Mitzy Capriles. Lopez’s award will be accepted by his wife, Lilian Tintori. Both women are tireless campaigners for their husbands’ release and for the release of all political prisoners in Venezuela. :: MORE

May 4, 2015

Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at the National Endowment for Democracy's Symposium on "The Struggle for Russia's Future" honoring Boris Nemtsov

Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke at the National Endowment for Democracy's Symposium on "The Struggle for Russia's Future" honoring Boris Nemtsov this morning. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: :: MORE

Apr 3, 2015

"If Russia Had Become Democratic...."

Marc Plattner, NED's Vice President for Research and Studies and coeditor of the Journal of Democracy, spoke with Levada Center sociologist Denis Volkov about "the essence of the Russian political order." :: MORE

Mar 30, 2015

Grantee Spotlight: Julieta Montaño Receives 2015 International Women of Courage Award

Julieta Montaño, NED grantee of the Bolivian NGO Oficina Jurídica de la Mujer (Judicial Office for Women), received the U.S. Department of State’s 2015 International Women of Courage Award. :: MORE

Mar 24, 2015

Tibet's leader: Use of force is an entirely wrong method to employ

His Holiness addressed conference on the theme — ‘Strengthening Democracy in Asia’ to mark the legacy of veteran Indian activist and politician, George Fernandes at the India International Centre in New Delhi. :: MORE