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Feb 20, 2015

North Korean Human Rights: the Road Ahead

Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy, spoke about human rights in North Korea at the Commission of Inquiry Anniversary Conference organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). :: MORE

Feb 19, 2015

Grantee Spotlight: Azizullah Royesh Top-10 Finalist for the Global Teacher Prize

Azizullah Royesh, former NED Reagan-Fascell fellow and current NED grantee in Afghanistan, is one of 10 finalists for the Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize
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Feb 19, 2015

Putin’s Frozen Conflicts

Christopher Walker, Executive Director of the International Forum for Democratic Studies, writes in Foreign Policy Magazine about Russia's plans to destabilize its neighborhood.  :: MORE

Feb 10, 2015

How to Save Afghanistan's Democracy

 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow Tabish Forugh discusses the future of Afghanistan's elections, and how to save them.  :: MORE

Jan 9, 2015

Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy Issues Statement of Solidarity With the People of France

At its first meeting of 2015, the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) issued a statement of solidarity with the people of France in reaction to the recent terrorist attack in Paris. :: MORE

Jan 1, 2015

Democracy: Four Reasons to Be Optimistic in 2015

 NED President Carl Gershman's piece "Democracy: Four Reasons to Be Optimistic in 2015" in the World Affairs Journal from Dec. 31., 2014. :: MORE

Dec 5, 2014

Laura Golightly Named Senior Director of Financial Management & Integration at National Endowment for Democracy

NED appoints Laura Golightly as Senior Director of Financial Management & Integration. :: MORE

Nov 18, 2014

Gershman: Are Czechs giving up on moral responsibility?

 NED President Carl Gershman wrote an op-ed entitled, "Are Czechs giving up on moral responsibility" for The Washington Post (Nov. 16, 2014). :: MORE

Oct 28, 2014

11th Annual Lipset Lecture titled “Russia’s Political System: The Drama of Decay,”

 The Eleventh Annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:00 p.m., at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC, featuring Lilia Shevtsova, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Moscow Center. Dr. Shevtsova will deliver a lecture entitled "Russia's Political System: The Drama of Decay.” :: MORE

Oct 28, 2014

NED President Carl Gershman's counterargument to Mearsheimer article

 NED President Carl Gershman rejects the argument put forth in by John Mearsheimer (“Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West’s Fault” September/October 2014) in Foreign Affairs (November/December 2014). :: MORE