Margo Wallstrom, Samantha Power, Ellen Sirleaf Johnson

2023 IFES Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards Dinner

Date & Time
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
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[IFES’s] mission statement is really actually a very modern take on the democracy challenge…it’s the shift that all of us are collectively trying to make here to meet this very, very unusual moment with a very unique set of threats to democracy that are different than the ones we have faced in the past.
Samantha Power
2022 Democracy Awards Dinner

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards honor inspirational leaders with an unwavering commitment to building resilient democracies that deliver for all. Each ceremony, IFES presents the Democracy Award to three individuals: a Democrat, a Republican, and a member of the international community.

The IFES Democracy Awards recognize those who embody the IFES vision of democracy for a better future, which we advance by:

The IFES 2023 Democracy Awards will be held on Tuesday, October 17, in Washington, D.C. This premier event will include members of Congress, the Biden Administration, and other leaders, experts, and advocates for democracy, human rights, and governance. It will include a reception, dinner, and awards ceremony. Watch this space for upcoming details, including this year's recipients. 

For more information, please contact IFES Director of Strategic Communications and Advocacy Andrew Kolb (

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