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News & Highlights

May 22, 2015

Christopher Walker participated in a panel discussion on "The Democracy Kaleidescope" at an international conference, "Estoril Conferences: Global Challenges, Local Answers," in Portugal. ::MORE

May 20, 2015

The Center for International Media Assistance published two blog posts by Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows. Simegnish "Lily" Mengesha describes misconceptions about Ethiopia's democratic facade, and Tidiani Togola discusses the difficult environment for journalists and media in Mali.

MAy 12, 2015

Visiting Fellow Raza Rumi describes the dangers journalists in South Asia face in an article titled "Publish at Your Peril" published by Foreign Policy. ::MORE

MAy 4, 2015

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow Simegnish "Lily" Mengesha was recognized for her courageous journalism by President Barack Obama for World Press Freedom Day. ::MORE

APR 28, 2015

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow Farahnaz Ispahani discusses threats to freedom of speech in Pakistan in light of the recent murder of Pakistani human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud in an article for Foreign Policy. ::MORE

APR 22, 2015

Marc F. Plattner led a seminar on "Is Democracy in Decline" at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, where he was based as a visiting fellow in April 2015. The talk was based on his January 2015 Journal of Democracy article.

Forum Publications

Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World

Clientelism, Social Policy, and the Quality of Democracy

Journal of Democracy April 2015, "The Authoritarian Resurgence"