Presentations/Articles Archive

Dec 18, 2014

NED President Carl Gershman urges Czechs to preserve Havel Legacy of Human Rights

 Speaking at the Conference of the Foreign Ministry of the Czech Republic, NED President Carl Gershman urges Czechs to preserve Havel Legacy of Human Rights on Dec. 18th, 2014. :: MORE

Nov 19, 2014

Reaffirming and Defending the Legacy of Vaclav Havel

 On November 19th, 2014, NED President Carl Gershman spoke at the Library of Congress about the legacy of Vaclav Havel and the Velvet Revolution.  :: MORE

Nov 16, 2014

"Are Czechs giving up on moral responsibility?"

 Read NED President Carl Gershman's piece in The Washington Post about anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia and what we can learn from Vaclav Havel's life today. :: MORE

Nov 15, 2014

NED President's Remarks to the Ukrainian American Bar Association

NED President Carl Gershman spoke to the Ukrainian-American Bar Association on Nov. 15, 2014, regarding events in Ukraine and important anniversaries this week.  :: MORE

Oct 8, 2014

Russia's International Media Poisons Minds

"The Kremlin is focused on poisoning minds through an insidious mix of information designed to muddy the media waters and disorient international audiences" wrote Christopher Walker and Forum Research Council Member Robert Orttung in The Moscow Times::MORE :: MORE

Sep 18, 2014

M100 Sanssouci Colloquium: Recognizing Ukraine Leaders for their Achievements

Forum Executive Director Christopher Walker was invited to participate in the tenth annual M100 Sanssouci Colloquium media conference on September 12, 2014. Among the conference's activities, he participated in presenting a special award to the the Ukrainian NGO, YanukovychLeaks, for their work recovering thousands of documents that former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych attempted to destroy before he fled Ukraine. :: MORE

Sep 3, 2014

The Assault on Democracy Assistance

 NED President Carl Gershman and Democracy Digest editor Michael Allen lay out the new threats to freedom in the Journal of Democracy. :: MORE

Jul 11, 2014

The Maidan and Beyond: Finding Ukraine

In the July 2014 issue of the Journal of Democracy, NED Vice President Nadia Diuk shares her views on a post-Maidan Ukraine and what lies ahead for the former Soviet state. :: MORE

Jul 11, 2014

The End of the Transitions Era?

 Marc F. Plattner of the Journal of Democracy writes on the future of democratic transitions in his article "The End of the Transitions Era?" :: MORE

Jun 16, 2014

Christopher Walker: Authoritarian regimes are changing how the world defines democracy

More than six decades later, in an underappreciated twist, today’s leading authoritarian regimes are turning “containment” on its head, using massive resources and coordinated political efforts to chip away at the rules-based institutions that have served as the glue for the post-Cold War liberal order, while checking the reform ambitions of aspiring democracies and reshaping the way the world thinks about democracy. :: MORE