About the Forum


The International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy is a leading center for research, discussion, thought, and analysis on the theory and practice of democracy around the world. Established in 1994, the Forum strives to bridge the gap between academic research and the practice of democracy through several initiatives:

Research and Conference Activities

Among the Forum’s central activities are research and conference initiatives that seek to analyze the challenges of democratic transition, reform, and consolidation.

In addition to organizing frequent events featuring expert analysis on the challenges to democracy around the world, the following projects are among other initiatives within the Forum’s research and conferences rubric:

To learn more about current Forum activities, visit the Forum News section and browse our Events listing.

For more information about the Forum, email forum@ned.org

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