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.
Iraq's 2014 Council of Representatives elections successfully concluded on April 30, with approximately 21.5 million registered voters taking part. On April 27 and 28, Iraqi voters residing abroad cast their votes in 20 countries through the out-of-country voting (OCV) process.
IFES Chief of Party in Haiti Alessandra Rossi attended the first in a series of workshops for Haitian journalists registered to cover the upcoming elections. IFES is co-hosting the workshops with Haiti’s Transitional College of the Permanent Electoral Council.
From 2007 to 2013 Lauren Serpe designed and analyzed a variety of national surveys and focus group public opinion research projects at IFES. She also contributed to monitoring and evaluation at IFES, including M&E trainings, indicator development and pre/post evaluations.
Safia Al-Sayaghi, Project Officer in IFES’ Yemen field office, currently works on political finance activities in Yemen and was heavily involved with the gender and political finance project – Engendering Political Finance in the Middle East and North Africa. The project aims to
Magistrate María Eugenia Villagrán de León served as President of Guatemala’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) from 2008-2014. The daughter of former Guatemalan Vice President Francisco Villagrán Kramer, she has seen firsthand the sacrifices made for good governance and the rule of law.
Stephenie Foster has over 25 years of experience in policy advocacy, government affairs, program development and training, and law, with a focus on the critical role that women play in advancing public policy and development. Prior to joining the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Women's Issues as a Senior Policy Advisor, she served at the U.S.
Michele A. Manatt served as Senior Policy Advisor Adviser to three Assistant Secretaries of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs from 1993-1999 and observed elections with the Organization of American States (OAS) in Peru and El Salvador, and with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Honduras.
Keith Klein, former IFES Director of Programs for Africa and the Middle East, talks with IFES about working on democratic development in the 1990s, and bringing his international experience to teaching.
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