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IFES in the News

August 11, 2021
Central Election Commission of Georgia
August 10, 2021
Central and Eastern European Law Initiative Institute
August 9, 2021
Tanzania Youth Vision Association
August 4, 2021
German Institute for International and Security Affairs
August 4, 2021
United States Agency for International Development
August 3, 2021
Law Librarians Monitoring COVID-19
July 30, 2021
Congressional Research Service
July 30, 2021
The Nation
July 20, 2021
Journal of Democracy
July 14, 2021


Events List

14 Jun 2022

You're invited to IFES' Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards and 35th Anniversary Celebration!

13 Jun 2022

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is co-hosting — with the State Department, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Mission to the UN — a UN Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) side-event on disability-inclusive democracy. 

7 Apr 2022

Join IFES and V-Dem for a virtual discussion on V-Dem’s 2022 report and trends in autocratization and democratization on April 7 at 1:30 p.m.

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