As a global organization, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) welcomes international experts, including IFES staff, to share their knowledge and stories from the field at our headquarters. These events foster discussion and promote the exchange of ideas within the international development community. IFES also holds the annual Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards Dinner to celebrate the work of individuals committed to freedom and democracy. Our flagship U.S. Election Program brings together election officials, parliamentarians and diplomats from around the world to observe and learn about the U.S. electoral system and discuss elections and voting from comparative international perspectives.
Please join the Foreign Affairs Congressional Staff Association, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), and the Kofi Annan Foundation for an international and comparative discussion on the universal importance of credible and publically-accepted legal institutions and mechanisms to arbitrate electoral disputes. This event will feature a policy paper launch, panel discussion, and the opportunity for Q&A.
On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, voters in the United States will cast ballots in the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election.
Join Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) for a discussion on “Countering Violent Extremism: Where are the Women?”
On September 27, join the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) and American University (AU) for the launch and discussion of the Violence Against Women in Elections (VAWIE) Framework – a set of tools and recommendations for understanding and reducing violence against women in elections. Presentations will be followed by Q&A, and a networking lunch.
Join Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) for a discussion on “Inclusive Legal Frameworks: Empowering Women Through Rule of Law.”
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), in collaboration with the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, is pleased to invite you to “Persons with Disabilities in Myanmar: Securing Political Participation and Electoral Rights.”
This year, IFES will honor Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), and Myanmar disability rights advocate Nay Lin Soe.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) are pleased to invite you to the latest installment of the bi-monthly “Women, Peace and Security” breakfast series, which explores current issues affecting women and girls in conflict and illuminates their determination and leadership to find peace.
Since the Maidan revolution in the fall of 2013, Ukrainians have continued to call for political, economic, and social change.
IFES is pleased to invite you to an event on October 1 on Capitol Hill to discuss the historic 2015 general elections in Nigeria, which led to the first democratic transfer of power in the country’s history, and present key findings from our recent post-election public opinion survey.
As Libya moves toward an agreement of national unity, a constitutional referendum is expected to take place in late 2015 or early 2016.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) are pleased to welcome you to the inaugural event of a bi-monthly “Women, Peace and Security” breakfast series.