WASHINGTON—The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is pleased to welcome its Spring 2013 cohort of Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows and Visiting Fellows. In residence are leading practitioners, journalists, and scholars from around the world, including Bahrain, Burma/Thailand, Cambodia, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uganda, and the United States. A list of the 2012–2013 Fellows and their bios can be found here.
Named in honor of NED's two principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell, the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program seeks to increase the knowledge, enrich the skills, broaden the perspectives, and boost the morale of some of the world's most committed and courageous democracy activists and scholars. Based at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, NED's research and publications arm, in Washington, D.C., the program has enabled over 180 fellows from more than 80 countries to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change.
Additionally, the International Forum hosts a small Visiting Fellows Program for scholars and practitioners who conduct independent research and writing in residence on an unfunded basis.
The International Forum offers a collegial environment for fellows to take a step back from the pressures of their daily work; reflect on their experiences and consider lessons learned; conduct research and writing; develop contacts and compare notes with counterparts; and build ties that contribute to the development of a global network of democracy advocates. Dedicated to international exchange, the Forum hosts an active calendar of events and facilitates connections between fellows and the academic, civic, media, and policy communities in Washington, D.C., and beyond.
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