Experts

  • Damon Wilson

    President & CEO of the National Endowment for Democracy

    Damon Wilson is President and CEO of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), an independent, nonprofit,...

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  • Brian Joseph

    Vice President, Programs

    Brian Joseph is Vice President for Programs at the National Endowment for Democracy. ...

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  • Leslie Aun

    Vice President of Communications and Public Engagement

    Leslie Aun brings more than two decades of global experience from both the corporate and nonprofit sectors...

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  • Kirsten D. Madison

    Vice President of Government Relations

    Kirsten D. Madison has over 25 years of government service with the House and Senate, National Security...

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  • Will Dobson

    Coeditor, Journal of Democracy

    William J. Dobson is the coeditor of the Journal...

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  • Assia Ivantcheva

    Senior Director, Europe

    Assia Ivantcheva is the senior director for the Europe program at the National Endowment for...

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  • Miriam Kornblith

    Senior Director, Latin America and the Caribbean

    Miriam Kornblith is Senior Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the National Endowment for...

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  • Christopher Walker

    Vice President for Studies and Analysis

    Christopher Walker is Vice President for Studies and Analysis at the National Endowment for Democracy....

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  • Miriam Lanskoy

    Senior Director, Russia and Eurasia

    Miriam Lanskoy is Senior Director for Russia and Eurasia at the National Endowment for...

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  • John K. Glenn

    Senior Director, International Forum for Democratic Studies

    John K. Glenn is senior director of the International Forum for Democratic Studies, where he oversees...

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  • Nick Benequista

    Senior Director, Center for International Media Assistance

    Nick Benequista is senior director of the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), a global...

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  • Dave Peterson

    Senior Director, Africa

    Dave Peterson is the Senior Director of the Africa Program of the National Endowment...

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  • John Knaus

    Senior Director, Asia

    John Knaus is the Senior Director for Asia at the National Endowment Democracy (NED),...

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  • Carl Gershman

    Former President of the National Endowment for Democracy (1983-2021)

    Carl Gershman is President of the National Endowment for Democracy, a private, congressionally...

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  • Larry Diamond

    Co-Chair, International Forum for Democratic Studies Research CouncilCoeditor, Journal of Democracy

    Larry Diamond is the founding coeditor of the Journal of Democracy...

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