NED Announces 2004-2005 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is pleased to announce the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows in residence at the Endowment in 2004-2005. Joining us this fall are leading democratic activists and scholars from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Chechnya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Montenegro, Nigeria, and the United States. Scheduled to arrive in the spring of 2005 are additional fellows from Australia, Korea, South Africa, Tajikistan, and Turkey. 

The Reagan-Fascell Program aims to deepen the knowledge, enrich the skills, broaden the perspectives, and revive the energy and morale of some of the world’s most creative and courageous democratic practitioners and scholars. Fellows are in residence at International Forum for Democratic Studies (the Forum), NED’s research and publications arm, in Washington, D.C., which offers a collegial environment for fellows to conduct research and writing; to develop contacts and exchange ideas with counterparts in Washington’s policy, academic, media, and nongovernmental communities; and to build ties that contribute to the development of a global network of democratic activists and scholars.

Through its outreach efforts, the Reagan-Fascell program seeks to connect its fellows with the media, policy, and academic communities in Washington, D.C. The program organizes an active calendar of public presentations by the fellows, and promotes contacts between fellows and experts in Congress, the State Department, and other government agencies, as well as at universities, think tanks, and media organizations.

The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows program was established in 2001 by the U.S. Congress in honor of NED’s two principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell, and is funded by an annual grant from the US Department of State.

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