Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards and Joe C. Baxter Award

Monday, October 2
Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C.

What’s Going on at IFES?

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IFES will honor former IFES Board of Directors Vice Chair Judy Black (R) and Congressman David Price (D-N.C.) with its 2017 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award. They will be joined by the international recipient of the 2017 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award, His Excellency Luis Almagro, secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), and Tamar Zhvania, chairwoman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia and the 2017 Joe C. Baxter Award honoree. 

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IFES will honor His Excellency Luis Almagro, secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) with its 2017 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award and Tamar Zhvania, chairwoman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia, with its 2017 Joe C. Baxter Award.

Reflecting on Democratic Progress on International Day of Democracy featured image

In 2007, the United Nations declared September 15 International Day of Democracy, with the aim of promoting and protecting democratic principles. At IFES, we have supported these principles for three decades, working to ensure that every voice has a vote.  As we celebrate International Day of Democracy, our regional directors provide an overview of the important democratic trends and challenges, as well as the opportunities, from their respective regions.  

IFES@30: 30 Years Advancing Good Governance and Democratic Rights

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In this video message, Dr. Thorpe explains how an IFES review of the NEC, documented in a report, became the blueprint for her tenure as head of the NEC. “Literally everything had to be dismantled and reconstructed to get the National Electoral Commission to the present prestige it enjoys today.

In this Q&A, Sansour discusses IFES’ efforts in assisting the ISIE establish the Media Center. He has extensive experience with Media Centers and has worked with election commissions on such projects in Libya, Palestine and Yemen. Sansour began working with ISIE on Media Center projects in 2011.

Disability Rights Advocate and 2016 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award Recipient featured image

As Myanmar prepared for its historic 2015 general elections, IFES spoke with Nay Lin Soe, the articulate founder and CEO of the Myanmar Independent Living Initiative (MILI), to discuss the barriers encountered by persons with disabilities, the remarkable advances that have been achieved for persons with disabilities in Myanmar in the last five years, and MILI’s work in the lead up to Myanmar’s historic 2015 elections.