Section: News and Notes

January 2020, Volume 31, Issue 1

News and Notes

Thirtieth Anniversary of Polish Democracy; Forum 2000 Conference; Sixteenth Annual Lipset Lecture; Awards to Ilham Tohti; Vladimir Bukovsky (1942–2019); Reporters Without Borders Prize; NED’s International Forum.

October 2019, Volume 30, Issue 4

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Estoril Political Forum; Ethiopia: From Autocracy to Democracy Conference; International Press Freedom Award; Exporting Repression Technology; NED’s International Forum.

July 2019, Volume 30, Issue 3

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NED’s Democracy Award; World Uyghur Congress; Oslo Freedom Forum; and NED’s International Forum.

April 2019, Volume 30, Issue 2

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New School Conference; Stanford Conference on Global Populisms; International Campaign for Tibet; Nadia Diuk; and NED’s International Forum

January 2019, Volume 30, Issue 1

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Forum 2000 Foundation Conference; National Democratic Institute 35th Anniversary Gala; Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought; Lantos Foundation Human Rights Prize; NED's International Forum

October 2018, Volume 29, Issue 4

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Taiwan Foundation for Democracy; Award Given to Nepali Activist; Nelson Mandela Lecture; Havel Library Foundation Honors Liao Yiwu; International Press Institute Award; Team Populism; Ghanaian Scholar Honored; NED’s International Forum

July 2018, Volume 29, Issue 3

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NED's Democracy Award; Assisting Scholars at Risk; Report on Elections and Human Rights; Pierre Hassner (1933–2018); Confronting Disinformation; NED's International Forum

April 2018, Volume 29, Issue 2

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Forum Report on “Sharp Power”; Hong Kong Democracy Activists Released; Democracy and Development in West Africa; Geneva Summit for Human Rights; Honoring Boris Nemtsov; NED’s International Forum

October 2017, Volume 28, Issue 4

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Interview with Ivan Krastev; Ghanaian Scholar Honored; Electoral Integrity in Latin America; Russia’s Opposition in Focus; Scholars at Risk Director Recognized; NED’s International Forum

July 2017, Volume 28, Issue 3

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NED’s Democracy Award; Launch of Haleh Esfandiari Forum; Conference on Human-Rights Scholarship; International Charlemagne Prize; Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928–2017); Giovanni Sartori (1924–2017); NED’s International Forum

January 2017, Volume 28, Issue 1

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Thirteenth Annual Lipset Lecture; Russian City Council Recognizes Boris Nemtsov; NDI and IRI Host Celebration of Democracy; Forum of Former Dissidents and Political Prisoners; IFES Elections Conference; NED’s International Forum

October 2016, Volume 27, Issue 4

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Remembering Boris Nemtsov; Dalai Lama Speaks at NED; the Estoril Political Forum; NED’s International Forum

July 2016, Volume 27, Issue 3

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Honoring Abdorrahman Boroumand; Justice for Chadians; Global Americans Report; International Forum

April 2016, Volume 27, Issue 2

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Geneva Summit on Human Rights; Human Rights in North Korea; Democratic Governance in Latin America; Transparency in Angola; African Female Leaders Honored; Errata; International Forum

January 2016, Volume 27, Issue 1

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Nobel Prizes; Eighth Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy; Democracy Award Ceremonies; Twelfth Annual Lipset Lecture; Honoring Human-Rights Defenders; International Forum

October 2015, Volume 26, Issue 4

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Virtuous Circles of Governance; Francis Fukuyama Honored with Skytte Award; Supporting Young African Leaders; European Democracy Forums; International Forum

July 2015, Volume 26, Issue 3

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NED Democracy Awards; Journalism Awards; World Press Freedom Day; Errata; International Forum

April 2015, Volume 26, Issue 2

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Civil Society Center Opens in Prague; Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership; Geneva Human-Rights Summit; Ditchley Conference; Exploring an Agenda for Active Citizenship; Clarification; NED’s International Forum

January 2015, Volume 26, Issue 1

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Forum 2000 Conference; Does Democracy Matter?; Azerbaijani Political Prisoners Honored; Eleventh Annual Lipset Lecture; Poland’s Future Challenges; Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall; Celebrating the Legacy of Václav Havel; NDI and IRI Award Dinners; NED’s International Forum.

October 2014, Volume 25, Issue 4

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Reconsidering the Third Wave; Towards an Action Program for Democracy in Africa; Rethinking Democracy Promotion; Correction; NED’s International Forum.

July 2014, Volume 25, Issue 3

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NED Democracy Awards; Ukraine: Thinking Together; Lech Wałęsa Solidarity Prize; Authoritarian Abuse of International Institutions; State of Democracy Studies; NED’s International Forum.

April 2014, Volume 25, Issue 2

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Robert A. Dahl (1915–2014); Joel D. Barkan (1941–2014); Robert A. Pastor (1947–2014); Chinua Achebe Forum; Human-Rights Summit; Constitutional Design in the Muslim World; NED’s International Forum.

January 2014, Volume 25, Issue 1

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Nelson Mandela (1918-2013); NED’s 30th Anniversary; Human-Rights Awards; Bahrain Conference; Colloquium on Transitions; V-Dem Project Launch; NED’s International Forum.

October 2013, Volume 24, Issue 4

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NED Democracy Awards; Jean Bethke Elshtain (1941–2013); Mexican Electoral Body Honored; Corrections; NED’s International Forum.

July 2013, Volume 24, Issue 3

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Chinua Achebe (1930–2013); Zimbabwe Approves Constitution; Defenders’ Days; Community of Democracies Conference; NED’s International Forum.

April 2013, Volume 24, Issue 2

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Human-Rights Awards; Human-Rights Summit; New Online Platform for Arab Democrats; National Dialogue in Yemen, NED’s International Forum.

January 2013, Volume 24, Issue 1

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7th Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy; Burmese Democrats Honored in Washington; Ninth Annual Lipset Lecture; European Endowment for Democracy Funded; Czech Embassy Honors Václav Havel; NED’s International Forum.

October 2012, Volume 23, Issue 4

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Oswaldo Payá (1952–2012); Power Transfer to Elected Congress in Libya; Defending Civil Society; NED’s International Forum.

July 2012, Volume 23, Issue 3

News and Notes

Journal of Democracy: Edicão em Português; Fang Lizhi (1936–2012); 30th Anniversary of Reagan’s Westminster Address; Wrocław Global Forum; UN’s Global Principles for Election Observation; NED’s International Forum.

April 2012, Volume 23, Issue 2

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Cuban Dissident Laura Pollán Honored; Vitali Silitski Scholarship at CEU; Democracy in Asia Conference; Sakharov Prize; African Charter Comes into Force; NED’s International Forum.

January 2012, Volume 23, Issue 1

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Eighth Annual Lipset Lecture; Ion Ratiu Lecture; Guillermo O’Donnell (1936–2011); Alliance of Democrats Conference in Rome; Corrections; NED’s International Forum.

October 2011, Volume 22, Issue 4

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NED Democracy Award; Voices from Congo; Vitali Silitski (1972–2011); Elena Bonner (1923–2011); Community of Democracies Ministerial Meeting; Corrections; NED’s International Forum

July 2011, Volume 22, Issue 3

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UNESCO World Press Freedom Day; Tibetans Elect New Prime Minister; Statement by Cuban Independent Trade Union Coalition; Citizen Lab Receives Canadian Press Freedom Award; NED’s International Forum

January 2011, Volume 22, Issue 1

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Seventh Annual Lipset Lecture; Ion Ratiu Lecture; NED’s International Forum

October 2010, Volume 21, Issue 4

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NED Democracy Award; Political Dimensions of the Economic Crisis; North Korea Conference; Floribert Chebeya Bahizire (1963–2010); Comparative Democratization Awards; NED’s International Forum.

July 2010, Volume 21, Issue 3

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6th Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy; NDI’s 25th Anniversary Dinner; Caucasus Conference; Democratization Conference in Argentina; Edgardo Boeninger (1925–2009); NED’s International Forum.

April 2010, Volume 21, Issue 2

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NED Democracy Service Medal for the Dalai Lama; DC Human Rights Summit; Exchange on Nicaragua; North Korean Donor Conference; NED’s International Forum.

January 2010, Volume 21, Issue 1

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Sixth Annual Lipset Lecture; Lviv Conference; Interethnic Conference; Rafto Prize to Azeri Journalist; The Dalai Lama Receives the Lantos Award; Paris Conference on 1989; NED’s International Forum.

October 2009, Volume 20, Issue 4

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NED Democracy Awards; Leszek Kolakowski (1927–2009); Three Leaders of Democracy Pass Away; Commemorating Tiananmen; CSID Conference; Promoting Freedom and Deepening Democracy; Kenya on the Brink.

July 2009, Volume 20, Issue 3

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Philippe Schmitter Receives IPSA and Skytte Awards; Libyan Dissident Dies; 21st Century Authoritarians; Johannesburg +10 Conference; “EU Policies on Democracy Support” Conference.

April 2009, Volume 20, Issue 2

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Samuel P. Huntington (1927–2008); HornAfrik Director Killed; YIHR Meeting in Belgrade; World Movement Celebrates 10th Anniversary; Toqueville Conference; ZLHR Receives Rights & Democracy Award; International Forum.

January 2009, Volume 20, Issue 1

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Fifth Annual Lipset Lecture; ACHPR Endorses Defending Civil Society Report; Sakharov Prize Awarded to Chinese Activist; Forum 2000 Foundation Conference.

October 2008, Volume 19, Issue 4

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NED Democracy Awards; Inequality and Democracy; Human Rights Conference in Portugal; Centre for European Policy Studies Conference; Bronisław Geremek (1932–2008); Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918–2008); Report on NED’s International Forum.

July 2008, Volume 19, Issue 3

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5th Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy; Joint Workshop of Pakistani and Afghan Legislators; European Democracy Foundation Launched; Max Kampelman Awarded Democracy Service Medal; Conference on Academic Freedom in the Arab World; Correction; NED’s International Forum.

April 2008, Volume 19, Issue 2

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Ottawa Conference on Democracy Promotion; Corrections; Report on NED’s International Forum.

January 2008, Volume 19, Issue 1

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Fourth Annual Lipset Lecture; India Meeting; Community of Democracies; Correction; Report on NED’s International Forum.

October 2007, Volume 18, Issue 4

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NED Democracy Awards; Rights & Democracy Holds Conference in Morocco; Arab Workshop on “Peace in Darfur”; Jamestown Conference on Democracy; Report on NED’s International Forum.

July 2007, Volume 18, Issue 3

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Democracy and Security Conference in Prague; Former Heads of State Call for Aung San Suu Kyi’s Release; CIMA Holds Inaugural Forum; Conference on Africa’s Democratic Momentum; Forum on Democracy in the Arab World; New Policy Journal: Americas Quarterly; New York Democracy Forum; USIP Launches Rule-of-Law Network; Report on NED’s International Forum.

April 2007, Volume 18, Issue 2

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Dissidents and the Fight for Freedom; Reporters Without Borders; Democracy-Assistance Conference; New Report on North Korea; Mapping the Media; Corrections; Report on NED’s International Forum.

January 2007, Volume 18, Issue 1

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Lectures on Democracy; Human Rights Awards; UN Democracy Fund Gives First Grants; Democracy Discussions at UN; New Online Publication on Iran; Media and Politics Program Launched in Peru; New Items on Journal of Democracy Web Site; Report on NED’s International Forum.

October 2006, Volume 17, Issue 4

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NED Democracy Awards; “The Other Russia” Conference; Comparative Democratization Section Awards; Iraq Memory Foundation Launches Newsletter; Arab Elections Network Launches First Seminar; Report on NED’s International Forum.

July 2006, Volume 17, Issue 3

News and Notes

4th Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy; Iranian Scholar Detained; Kyrgyz Activist Assaulted; 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Moscow Helsinki Group; Robert Putnam Awarded Skytte Prize; Conference on Populism in Europe; CSID 7th Annual Conference; Conference on North Korea; Correction; Report on NED’s International Forum.

April 2006, Volume 17, Issue 2

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Guillermo O’Donnell Wins IPSA Award; Human Rights Violations in Iran; Liu Binyan (1925-2005); Democracy in the Arab World; Youth Movement for Democracy; New Journal of Democracy Site; Report on NED’s International Forum.

January 2006, Volume 17, Issue 1

News and Notes

Penn Kemble and the Legacy of Sidney Hook; Human Rights Awards; Evaluating Democracy in Latin America; Lectures on Democracy; CDATS to Offer New Democracy Degree; Serbia’s Transition; Focus on Burma; Report on NED’s International Forum.

October 2005, Volume 16, Issue 4

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NED Democracy Awards; Democracy Foundations Meet in Stockholm; Transatlantic Conference; Conference: Europeanization and Democratization; New Online Resources; Report on NED’s International Forum.

July 2005, Volume 16, Issue 3

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Community of Democracies Meets in Chile; Reform in the South Caucasus; Chinese Activist Receives International Award; The New York Democracy Forum.

April 2005, Volume 16, Issue 2

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Jan Nowak (1913-2005); Meeting in Bratslava; Human Rights Experts Meet in Seoul; IFES Launches New Magazine; Burmese Democracy and Human Rights; Report on NED’s International Forum.

January 2005, Volume 16, Issue 1

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Inauguration of Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture Series; New Democracy Index; Europe: A Beautiful Idea?; Carnegie Opens Office In China; Stanford Conference; Wilson Center Transitions Conference; Report on NED’s International Forum.

October 2004, Volume 15, Issue 4

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NED Democracy Awards; Conference: The Transatlantic Relationship; The European Profile in Democracy Assistance; Taiwan Foundation Celebrates First Anniversary; In Response to Ivan Krastev; Report on NED’s International Forum.

July 2004, Volume 15, Issue 3

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Muslim Democrats meet in Istanbul; Islam and Democracy; Arab Reform Bulletin; IDEA Meeting on Democracy in the Arab World; Tyranny: Ancient and Modern; Civil Society and Political Parties; Human Rights in North Korea; Report on NED’s International Forum.

April 2004, Volume 15, Issue 2

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3rd Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy; Summit of the Americas; NDI Conference on Women’s Participation; Report on NED’s International Forum.

January 2004, Volume 15, Issue 1

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President Bush speaks at 20th Anniversary of the NED; The Quality of Democracy; Democracy in Latin America; Afghan Women’s Bill of Rights; OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting; Ulaanbaatar Conference; Taiwan Foundation for Democracy Launched.

October 2003, Volume 14, Issue 4

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NED Democracy Awards; Vietnamese Dissident Sentenced; New Publication on Democracy in the Caucasus; Public Opinion Workshop; Liberal Democracy Conference; Evaluating Democracy in South Asia; Report on NED’s International Forum.

July 2003, Volume 14, Issue 3

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Masipula Sithole (1946-2003); Human Rights Activist Acquitted; Postponement of World Movement’s Third Assembly; Democracy-Support Foundations Convene in Paris; Islam and Democracy; African Democracy Conferences; Global Corruption Report; Report on NED’s International Forum.

April 2003, Volume 14, Issue 2

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Chinese Dissident Exiled; Somali Human Rights Defenders Issue Declaration; Cuban Dissident Receives EU Award; Report on NED’s International Forum.

January 2003, Volume 14, Issue 1

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World Democrats Meet in Seoul; The Retrail of Saad Eddin Ibrahim; NED Democracy Service Medal; Cuban Awarded Civil Courage Prize; Tokyo Democracy Symposium; Report on NED’s International Forum.

October 2002, Volume 13, Issue 4

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NED Democracy Awards; EU Conference on Cuba; Scholars at Risk Program Expands; Nigerian Woman Wins Human Rights Award; Report on NED’s International Forum.

July 2002, Volume 13, Issue 3

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Romania Hosts Conferences on Democracy; Inaugural Democracy Lecture; Democracy and AIDS; Report on Voter Turnout; Report on NED’s International Forum.

April 2002, Volume 13, Issue 2

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Hong Kong “Election” Update; Egyptian Activist Released; New Leadership Handbook; Elections in the DRC; Democratic Studies Award; Report on NED’s International Forum.

January 2002, Volume 13, Issue 1

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Aung San Suu Kyi Honored; Designing Electoral Systems; Conference on Orthodoxy and Democracy; Two African Journalists Receive Awards; Report on NED’s International Forum.

October 2001, Volume 12, Issue 4

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Vincente Fox Receives Democracy Award; The Internet and Democracy; News Website on Africa; Human Rights in Latin America; Report on NED’s International Forum.

July 2001, Volume 12, Issue 3

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Egyptian Human Rights Activist Sentenced; Human Rights Activists Look Back in Russia; The Internet and Democracy; OSCE Prize for Journalism and Democracy; World Press Freedom Day; Democracy Conference in Thailand; Report on NED’s International Forum.

April 2001, Volume 12, Issue 2

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Asian Center for Democratic Governance; Human Rights Conference in Russia; Democracy Conference at OAS; International Press Institute Award; North Korean Human Rights Conference; Aung San Suu Kyi Wins Medal of Freedom; Michel Oksenberg (1938-2001); Report on NED’s International Forum.

January 2001, Volume 12, Issue 1

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World Movement for Democracy; Awards Recognize Journalists; New Coalition of Asian Democrats; Serbian Wins Civil Courage Prize; Monument Honors Russian Democrat; New Resources on Comparative Democracy; Report on NED’s International Forum.

October 2000, Volume 11, Issue 4

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World Democrats Meet in Warsaw On June 25-27, two major gatherings were held in Warsaw. An unprecedented intergovernmental meeting at the foreign minister level brought together 107 nations to discuss enhanced international cooperation for strengthening democracy. In addition to Poland, the co-convening governments included Chile, the Czech Republic, India, Korea, Mali, and the United States.…

July 2000, Volume 11, Issue 3

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Journal of Democracy Launches New Website; NED Announces Democracy Award Winners; Constitution-Making for the Commonwealth; Sustaining Democracy in Southern Africa; Congolese Woman Wins Human Rights Award; Asian Center for Democratic Governance; Accountability in Latin America; Legal and Judicial Development; Democratization in Asia; Report on NED’s International Forum.

April 2000, Volume 11, Issue 2

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Does Federalism Matter?; Conference on Democracy in the South; Liberian Journal of Democracy; Democracy in the New Millennium; Burma Fund Meeting; Report on NED’s International Forum

January 2000, Volume 11, Issue 1

News and Notes

Tenth Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution; Durban Conference Considers Corruption; Third FDL-AP General Assembly; Federalism and Globalization; RFK Human Rights Award; The PRC Turns 50; New School Holds Conference on Roundtables; Report on NED’s International Forum.

July 1999, Volume 10, Issue 3

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Remembering Tiananmen Square; NED Honors Nigerian Organization; Open Singapore Centre Established; Global Electoral Organization Meets; NED Tribute to Walêsa and Kirkland; Conference on Protracted Transitions; Report on NED’s International Forum.

April 1999, Volume 10, Issue 2

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Global Movement for Democracy Launched; Canadian Conference Calls for Peace in Congo; Washington Conferences Consider Corruption; Internet Database on Human Rights in Chinese; Seoul Symposium on Democracy and Markets; Report on NED’s International Forum.

January 1999, Volume 10, Issue 1

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Human Rights Conference in Warsaw; Dante Fascell (1917-1998); Crisis and Renewal in Africa; Democracy, Inequality and the State; RFK Human Rights Award; Forum 2000; Accountability in Bulgaria; Deep-Rooted Conflict; Report on NED’s International Forum.

October 1998, Volume 9, Issue 4

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Conference on Democracy Promotion in Africa; Conference Promotes Civic Education in Asia; Cambodian Groups Awarded Medal of Liberty; Report on NED’s International Forum.

July 1998, Volume 9, Issue 3

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1998 Press Freedom Survey; Caribbean Electoral Assistance; European Master’s Degree in Democratization; Norwegian Observers in Albania; Report on NED’s International Forum.

April 1998, Volume 9, Issue 2

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NED Honors Chinese Dissidents; Turkish Lawyers Honored at RFK Ceremony; Association of Asian Election Authorities Formed; OAS Celebrates Fiftieth Anniversary; Report on NED’s International Forum.

January 1998, Volume 9, Issue 1

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Forum 2000; NDI Democracy Awards; USAID Conference; Conference on Corruption; Report on NED’s International Forum.

October 1997, Volume 8, Issue 4

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Violence Erupts in Congo-Brazzaville; François Furet (1927–1997); Democracy in Africa; Report on NED’s International Forum

July 1997, Volume 8, Issue 3

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Ditchley Conferees Examine Transitions; Civic Educators Meet in Pretoria; Report on NED’s International Forum.

April 1997, Volume 8, Issue 2

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Election Symposium Held in the Philippines; Conference in Morocco Examines Globalization; Human Rights Activists Meets in New Delhi; Report on NED’s International Forum.

January 1997, Volume 8, Issue 1

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Civic Educators Meet in Buenos Aires; In Remembrance of Claud Ake; Report on NED’s International Forum; Correction.

October 1996, Volume 7, Issue 4

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Conference Held in Prague on “Big Government”; Report on NED’s International Forum.

July 1996, Volume 7, Issue 3

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NED Honors Taiwan’s President Lee; Hong Kong Legislator Awarded Freedom Prize; The Meaning of Modern Revolution; Report on NED’s International Forum.

April 1996, Volume 7, Issue 2

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International Meeting on Building Democracy; Symposium Commemorates Marshall Plan; Publication on Promoting Democracy; Report on NED’s International Forum.

January 1996, Volume 7, Issue 1

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Dilemmas of Nigerian Democracy Discussed; Briefing Focuses on Transitional Justice; Democracy in the Arab World Examined; Assessing the Communist Legacy; Report on NED’s International Forum.

October 1995, Volume 6, Issue 4

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Conference on Third Wave Democracies Held in Taiwan; Conference Examines Options for Africa; New Resource on Democracy Available; Ditchley Foundation Holds Conference on Corruption; Report on NED’s International forum.

July 1995, Volume 6, Issue 3

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NED Hosts Fifth World Conference on Democracy; New Bibliography on Democracy Available; Civic Educators Brought Together in Prague; Democratic Governance in the Americas Explored; Conference Focuses on Post-communist Transitions; Civil-Military Relations in Latin America Examined; Meeting of African Women in Politics; International Electoral and Democracy Group Founded; Report on NED’s International Forum.

April 1995, Volume 6, Issue 2

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Conference on Democracy Held in Zagreb; Post-Soviet State and Regional Leaders Meet; Political Parties in Modern Democracies Examined; New African Journal on Democracy; Conference Focuses on Ethnic Conflict in Russia; Forecasting the Future of Brazil and Mexico.

January 1995, Volume 6, Issue 1

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Chinese Dissidents Honored at RFK Awards Ceremony; NSF Report on Democratization; IPSA Research Committee Formed; Democratization Research Fellowships; Three Conferences Focus on the Americas.

October 1994, Volume 5, Issue 4

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Nobel Symposium Looks at Realities of Democratization; Project Examines Mexican, Cuban Democratization; IPSA Members Gather for World Congress in Berlin.

July 1994, Volume 5, Issue 3

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Sakharov Archives Established in Moscow; Conference Looks at the Future of American-Arab Relations; Open Society Institute to Fund New Research Facility; Left, Right, and Center; Conference Explores Issues of Democratization in Africa.

April 1994, Volume 5, Issue 2

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International Press Institute Meets in South Africa; NED Launches International Forum.