2012 Democracy Award
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Famed Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) were among those present to pay tribute to Burma’s democracy movement, which was honored with theNational Endowment for Democracy’s 2012 Democracy Award at a Capitol Hill ceremony on Sept. 20.
2011 Democracy Award
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
The 2011 Democracy Awards were accepted by Tunisian activist Jamel Bettaieb and Zahraa Said, sister of murdered businessman Khaled Said, on behalf of all Tunisians and Egyptians who have struggled for a democratic future. William Burns, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, spoke at the ceremony, which as preceded by an experts panel on the continuing struggle for democracy in the Middle East.
2010 Democracy Award
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
This half-day conference featured Senators Ted Kaufman and John McCain, as well as panel presentations on Lessons from Other Transitions to Democracy and The Road Ahead - Strategic Challenges for the Democratic Movement in Iran.
2009 Democracy Award
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
On Wednesday June 24, the National Endowment for Democracy honored the heroic efforts of Cuban workers, lawyers, and writers working to advance democratic values and fundamental rights within Cuba with the presentation of its annual Democracy Award. The honorees were honored in absentia.
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