NED Welcomes Fall 2015 Fellows

Contact: Jane Riley Jacobsen

(202) 378-9700

NED Welcomes Fall 2015 Fellows

WASHINGTON—The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is pleased to announce its Fall 2015 cohort of Reagan-Fascell, Hurford Youth, and Visiting Fellows. In residence are leading democracy activists, practitioners, journalists, and scholars from Egypt, Ethiopia, Hungary, India, Liberia, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines. A list of the 2015–2016 Fellows and their bios can be found here.

Named in honor of NED’s two principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell, the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program seeks to expand the knowledge, broaden the perspectives, build the capacity, and boost the morale of some of the world’s most committed and courageous democracy activists and scholars. Based at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, NED’s research and publications arm, in Washington, D.C., the program has enabled over 250 fellows from 90 countries to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to work toward democratic change.

In collaboration with the World Movement for Democracy, the Forum also co-sponsors the Hurford Youth Fellows Program. Funded by the Hurford Foundation and based within the secretariat of the World Movement, the Hurford program seeks to build the leadership skills, enhance the organizational talents, and harness the potential of young democracy advocates from around the world. 

For media inquiries, please contact Jane Riley Jacobsen at or at (202) 378-9700.  To apply for a Reagan-Fascell Fellowship, click here. To learn more about Hurford Youth Fellowships, click here. For further information on fellowship opportunities at the National Endowment for Democracy, visit