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, with funding from the US Congress, NED supports more than 1,000 projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.
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Writing in The Washington Post, NED President Carl Gershman discusses the legacy of Vaclav Havel on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and the need for his wisdom in the modern world. As the leader of the Velvet Revolution and Czechoslovakia's first Post-Communist President, he had a "sense of moral responsibiltity for others that led Havel to be one of the world's leading advocates for human rights." :: MORE