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Journal of Democracy
October 12, 2020
Superior Electoral Court
October 9, 2020
September 30, 2020
El Sol de Toluca
September 29, 2020
New Dawn FM 89.9
September 24, 2020
Council on Foreign Relations
September 17, 2020
September 11, 2020
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Congressional Research Service
September 9, 2020
Malawi Electoral Commission
September 4, 2020
Malawi Voice
September 3, 2020
The Humanist
August 31, 2020
The New Nation
August 21, 2020
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International City/County Management Association
August 12, 2020
México Informa
August 7, 2020


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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