NED Welcomes Spring 2024 Reagan-Fascell Fellows

From Left to Right: Dr. Donika Emini, Felix Maradiaga, Diana Medvednikova, Michael Navallo, Hayriye Atas, and Christian Zurita

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is pleased to welcome its Spring 2024 cohort of Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows to Washington, D.C.

Joining our exchange program this season are leading democracy activists, practitioners, and scholars from a diverse range of countries, including Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Nicaragua, the Philippines, and Turkey. In addition, two Fall 2023 Fellows, from Congo-Brazzaville and Guatemala, respectively, are extending their fellowship affiliation on a nonresidential basis.

Named in honor of President Ronald Reagan and the late Congressman Dante Fascell (D-Fl.), whose bipartisan vision contributed to NED’s founding, 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 advocates.

Based at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, NED’s center for research and analysis of the theory and practice of democracy around the world, in Washington, D.C., the Reagan-Fascell program has enabled more than 400 fellows from over 100 countries to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to work toward democratic change.

Meet the 2024 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows