IFES Experts Speak on U.S. Capitol Hill
On November 13 and 14, experts from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) were called on to speak on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, November 13, Senior Gender Specialist Jessica Huber was invited by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) to speak as part of the World of Women for World Peace conference. Huber was joined by other distinguished panelists.
On Friday, IFES Deputy Regional Director for Europe and Asia Gavin Weise provided a briefing to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (also known as the Helsinki Commission) about Ukraine’s recent parliamentary elections. He highlighted the conduct and results of the elections. He was joined by representatives from IFES partners the International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute, as well as the Ukrainian citizen network OPORA.