Interview/Speech/Testimony

21 Feb 2018

On February 12, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Africa Director Rushdi Nackerdien briefed the United Nations (UN) Security Council during an Arria Formula Meeting on “The Electoral Process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.” He was invited to speak to the electoral calendar, progress and challenges to the electoral cycle, and the potential implementation of elect

11 Jan 2018

On January 10, 2018, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Vice President of Programs Michael Svetlik provided testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.

9 Nov 2017

On November 7, 2017, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Zeinab Abdelkarim provided testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa.

6 Oct 2017

On September 13, 2017, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Regional Director for Africa Rushdi Nackerdien provided testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations on “The Future of Democracy and Governance in Liberia.”

Nackerdien’s oral testimony is below:

14 Jun 2017

On May 23, 2017, IFES Europe and Eurasia Regional Director Dr.

9 May 2017

Chairman of the Board of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Ken Blackwell, a former Ohio Secretary of State responsible for election administration and a former U.S.

5 May 2017

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Regional Director for Europe and Eurasia Dr. Beata Martin-Rozumiłowicz participated in a joint Capitol Hill briefing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on “Turkey Post-Referendum: Institutions and Human Rights.”

14 Sep 2016

Honorable IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney; Donald Sweitzer, Chairman of the IFES Board of Directors; Kenneth Blackwell, Secretary of the Board; other members of IFES’ Board of Directors; Democracy Award Co-Chair and IFES Board Director Dan Runde, Director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Project on Prosperity and Development; Co-Chair Honorable Theodore Sedgwick, forme

17 May 2016

On May 18, 2016, IFES Regional Director for Africa Rushdi Nackerdien testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations on “Democracy Support Strategies in Africa.”

The introduction from Nackerdien’s written testimony is below:

2 Mar 2016

REMARKS BY MICHAEL MALEY ON BEING PRESENTED WITH THE INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTORAL SYSTEMS’ 2015 JOE C. BAXTER AWARD IN CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA ON MARCH 1, 2016