Georges Fauriol

Vice President Programs -Grants Operations and Evaluation

Georges Fauriol has been Vice President, Programs -Grants Operations and Evaluation, at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) since 2010. He joined NED from one of its core implementing institutes, the International Republican Institute (IRI), where he initially served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and later as Senior Vice President. In 2004 he also served as IRI’s Acting President.

Prior to joining IRI in 2001 Fauriol occupied a number of positions at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), notably after 1992 as Director and Senior Fellow of the Americas Program, leading the Center’s work on Western Hemisphere issues – the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, and Canada. During his CSIS tenure he also worked as the assistant to the Chairman of the Center’s board of trustees, Ambassador Anne Armstrong. He is currently a CSIS Senior Associate, and is also an Adjunct Faculty member, Democracy and Governance Program, Georgetown University. Previously, Fauriol also worked at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. He has extensive international and cross-regional field experience, including sixteen election observation missions in Eurasia, Africa, Asia, and Caribbean Basin region.

Fauriol is the author or coauthor of several books and more than 70 publications, has testified before congressional committees, and appeared in media interviews, including the PBS NewsHour, BBC, and other outlets. He holds MA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.