IFES welcomes international experts, including IFES staff, to share their knowledge and stories from the field at our headquarters in Washington, DC. These events foster discussion and promote the exchange of ideas within the international development community. Many of these are open to the public. Check for upcoming opportunities to attend on this page.
Elections Through Her Eyes: Women's Empowerment, Inclusion and the Electoral Process
April 24, 2013
Countries around the world hold elections as a nation in transition or as part of a longstanding democratic tradition. Regardless of context, the electoral process is exciting and critically important for all citizens, yet in many instances the experience is vastly different for men and women. Join us for a discussion on why citizen participation matters and the most effective ways of engaging individuals in different regions of the globe to exercise their rights in democratic societies.
Two Years into the Arab Spring: Islam, Elections and Democratic Transformation
April 04, 2013
Join the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the International Council for Middle East Studies (ICMES) in a discussion on the rise and trajectory of Islamist political parties after the Arab Spring. Panelists will discuss the influence of Islamists on the development of the constitution and legal framework, and the role of Islam in the political evolution of the MENA region.
Public and Political Outlook in Ukraine
October 17, 2012
Ukraine's October 28 parliamentary elections will be the first since 2002 held under a mixed system of single-member districts and proportional representation.