Fellowships

The National Endowment for Democracy is proud to host a variety of fellowship programs aimed at helping individuals deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to strengthen democratic progress. With programs for both courageous activists and scholars from throughout the globe, as well as DC-based foreign policy professionals, NED provides opportunities for its fellows to explore new ideas and share best practices in a comparative context.

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows

In the spirit of international exchange, the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program, based at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, supports democratic activists, scholars, and journalists from around the world to conduct independent research, build individual capacity, and exchange ideas to strengthen democratic development in their countries, regions, or fields of expertise.

Named in honor of two of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell, the program has hosted more than 250 fellows from nearly 90 countries since its founding in 2001.

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  • HURFORD YOUTH FELLOWS

    Global youth leaders up to the age of 30 with an interest in the advancement of democracy

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  • PENN KEMBLE FORUM FOR DEMOCRACY

    Young, DC-based foreign policy professionals committed to supporting democratic values

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  • VISITING FELLOWS

    Scholars and practitioners who wish to conduct research and writing at the Forum

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    A leading center for research, discussion, and analysis on the theory and practice of democracy around the world

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    Elsa Marie D’Silva

    Ms. Elsa Marie D’Silva is the founder and chief executive officer of the Red Dot Foundation, a Mumbai–based organization that works to end violence against women.  She is also the innovator of Safecity, an online platform developed by Red Dot Foundation that uses crowdsourcing to track reports of...

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    Martin Krygier

    Professor Martin Krygier is Gordon Samuels Professor of Law and Social Theory at the University of New South Wales, in Australia and recurrent visiting professor at the Graduate School of Social Research, Warsaw. His research interests include the conditions and nature of the rule of law, and challenges...

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    Agon Maliqi

    Mr. Agon Maliqi is a policy analyst, activist, and media writer based in Prishtina, Kosovo.  He is the creator and co-founder of Sbunker, an Albanian language current affairs and ideas blog giving voice to a younger generation of scholars, writers, and activists from the Western Balkans. ...

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    Joshua Olufemi

    Mr. Joshua Olufemi is a media management executive with eight years of experience in investigative journalism, open data advocacy, civic innovation, and media development in Nigeria.  Currently the head of knowledge and innovation at the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism in Abuja, he...

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    Ko Bo Kyi

    Mr. Ko Bo Kyi is a founder and joint secretary of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), an independent and non-politically aligned human rights organization which seeks to develop civil and political rights and encourage transitional justice ideals in Burma. AAPP advocates for the...