Interview/Speech/Testimony

17 Sep 2014

Lindsay Lee served as former Inclusion Intern for Program Development Innovation at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), focusing on the rights of people with disabilities. She recently received her B.S. in mathematics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She also majored in Spanish and minored in Portuguese.

17 Sep 2014

In December 2013, Gerardo de Icaza Hernández was appointed Director of the Department for Electoral Cooperation and Observation (DECO) for the Organization of American States (OAS). He is also a founding partner and Director of International Affairs for Democracy Building International (DBI).

20 Aug 2014

Jiv Sekhon is currently Assistant Director, International Services Section at the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). In that role, he is responsible for the AEC’s international projects in the Pacific region, including AEC support for the Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand Electoral Administrators network (PIANZEA) and AEC assistance in Tonga, Solomon Islands and Fiji.

17 Jul 2014

On July 9, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa Programs Zeinab Abdelkarim took to Capitol Hill to provide testimony to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe on political pluralism in the wake of the Arab uprisings.

17 Jul 2014

Gerald Oriol was appointed Haiti’s Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities in October 2011. He oversees a staff of approximately 50 personnel working from five offices throughout the country, providing services to an estimated one million persons with disabilities.

17 Jul 2014

Alex Mintah previously worked as an Africa Regional Senior Program Officer at IFES. He has over ten years of experience in international development, contributing to the advancement of democratic institutions and enhancing electoral processes in Africa.

19 Jun 2014

Interviewee: Carl Dundas

19 Jun 2014

Interviewee: Richard Chambers

20 May 2014
As a former Chief Election Commissioner of India, Dr. SY Quraishi has a deep understanding of the intricacies of how the world’s largest democracy works. He also has more than 35 years of experience in civil service. Dr.
16 May 2014

Carlos Hinojosa joined the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in 2002, supporting rule of law efforts on a number of regional research projects. He quickly developed interest in IFES’ technical assistance to election management bodies and became a Program Assistant for Asia and the Americas, participating in the design, management and implementation of programs.