Join the Africa and the Youth in Development Work Groups for a lively discussion with several of the Mandela Washington Fellows on their Fellowship experience to date, their thoughts on its impact on US-Africa Relations, and their expectations when they return to their home country.
African leaders recently gathered in Washington D.C. to discuss the continent's future. Elections and conflict analyst Gregory Wallsworth weighs in on the discussion.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan emerged victorious in the country's first direct presidential election held on 10 August, 2014.
Civil Society Workgroup will host a panel discussion entitled A New Strategy for Civil Society Development for Africa to examine new approaches to civil society capacity building and how they should influence development strategies in how to engage and support CSOs.
Join YPFP for a discussion on human rights and US foreign policy with Deputy Assistant Secretary Tom Melia from the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.
Join NDI's official DemTools launch event! DemTools is a set of four open source, web-based software applications that can be easily and cheaply rolled out to help civic groups organize, connect government with constituents, manage election data, and foster civic debate - some of the most common problems advocates for political change face.
The Union Election Commission (UEC) recently met with the National League for Democracy (NLD) to discuss proposed campaign rules.
A book launch on "Elections Worth Dying For? A Selection of Case Studies from Africa." The book examines the roots of violence within election processes in Africa from a variety of perspectives.
Taking advantage of the opportunity provided by the White House’s African Leaders’ Summit, leading American democracy and human rights organizations will convene a concurrent African civil society conference, Towards an Action Program for Democracy.
Turkey will hold the first round of its presidential election on August 10th, 2014.
His Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, president of the Federal Republic of Somalia will discuss development, democracy, and security in his country.
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali will discuss the progress and challenges of Mali’s post-crisis recovery as well as the broader regional prospects for security, development, and good governance in the Sahel region.
Drawing on a recently published larger volume - Strategies of Symbolic Nation-Building in Southeast Europe – Vjeran Pavlakovic will analyze the nation and state building strategies of the Croatian elite since the country attained independence, following the Homeland War, 1991-1995.
Please join the Washington Network Group (WNG) and the Society for International Development - Washington, DC Chapter (SID-W), when guests may "gather, grip, and grin" for networking purposes.
The Middle East Institute and The World Bank will host a presentation and discussion of the recently released World Bank report, More Jobs, Better Jobs: A Priority for Egypt.
A conversation on the educational and entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges facing African youth, the value of higher education in development, and the vital role that the private sector can play in investing and strengthening education in Africa.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup are holding a research briefing on news consumption habits and attitudes in Turkey.
The Atlantic Council hosts a roundtable discussion on the most critical issues shaping Yemen's prospects for political and economic progress.
Brazil's leading pollster, Mauro Paulino, will offer his assessment of the prospects for the leading candidates.
South African President Jacob Zuma will be speaking at the National Press Club.
Tunisia President H.E. Mohamed Moncef Marzouki will be speaking about the successes the country has experienced and the challenges it still faces.
The panel will discuss current corruption challenges and how outside actors are influencing the reform process in each country
A look at Tunisia's recently-passed elections law, voting procedures, and potential political alliances.
The event will consist of presentations and discussions on the situation in Ukraine.