As a global organization, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) welcomes international experts, including IFES staff, to share their knowledge and stories from the field at our headquarters. These events foster discussion and promote the exchange of ideas within the international development community. IFES also holds the annual Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards Dinner to celebrate the work of individuals committed to freedom and democracy. Our flagship U.S. Election Program brings together election officials, parliamentarians and diplomats from around the world to observe and learn about the U.S. electoral system and discuss elections and voting from comparative international perspectives.
Join Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) and IFES on Wednesday, March 21, for the fourth event of a briefing series exploring each element of UN Sustainable Development Goal #5, “Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls.” We will hear from policy and grassroots voices on how eliminating practices such as child, early, and forced marriage and female genital mutilation can be the gateway to achieving gender equality.
Join Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) and IFES on Wednesday, January 17, for the third event of a briefing series exploring each element of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #5, “Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls.” We will discuss how women’s political participation – both domestically and internationally – has developed in recent years; how political parties respond and adapt; the role that intersectionality and male allies play in changing gender norms in politics; and remaining barriers to equitable participation.
Join IFES on December 12 for a briefing about Mexico’s July 2018 general elections. The briefing will cover emerging global challenges facing elections and democratic institutions, through the lens of Mexico’s 2018 elections, including cybersecurity, disillusionment with democracy, and disinformation.
Join Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) and IFES for the second event of a new breakfast briefing series exploring each element of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #5, “Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls.” Sustainable Goal 5 has identified the need to eliminate violence against women and girls globally. Join us as we discuss this global call to action as it relates to recognizing violence against women and girls in the workplace and in politics, in the US and internationally, and how male and female policy makers can enact change.
Join former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst and International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Senior Global Electoral Adviser and Ukraine Country Director Peter Erben, for a discussion on rebooting electoral reform in Ukraine.
Members of the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) have been working with Gambian stakeholders under the challenging circumstances of the old regime, and have now mobilized with new, targeted, rapid response initiatives to ensure the country is supported in its ambitions of freedom moving forward. CEPPS cordially invites you to a roundtable discussion on how the consortium partners design and implement complementary rapid response initiatives and will highlight lessons emerging in the wake of the Gambia’s transition.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) cordially invites you to a panel discussion on the current state of affairs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Irena Hadžiabdić, chairperson of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Central Election Commission and an IFES Board director, will present regarding the current electoral situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Please join the Foreign Affairs Congressional Staff Association, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), and the Kofi Annan Foundation for an international and comparative discussion on the universal importance of credible and publically-accepted legal institutions and mechanisms to arbitrate electoral disputes. This event will feature a policy paper launch, panel discussion, and the opportunity for Q&A.
On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, voters in the United States will cast ballots in the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election.
Join Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) for a discussion on “Countering Violent Extremism: Where are the Women?”
On September 27, join the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) and American University (AU) for the launch and discussion of the Violence Against Women in Elections (VAWIE) Framework – a set of tools and recommendations for understanding and reducing violence against women in elections. Presentations will be followed by Q&A, and a networking lunch.
Join Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) for a discussion on “Inclusive Legal Frameworks: Empowering Women Through Rule of Law.”
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), in collaboration with the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, is pleased to invite you to “Persons with Disabilities in Myanmar: Securing Political Participation and Electoral Rights.”
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) are pleased to invite you to the latest installment of the bi-monthly “Women, Peace and Security” breakfast series, which explores current issues affecting women and girls in conflict and illuminates their determination and leadership to find peace.
Since the Maidan revolution in the fall of 2013, Ukrainians have continued to call for political, economic, and social change.
IFES is pleased to invite you to an event on October 1 on Capitol Hill to discuss the historic 2015 general elections in Nigeria, which led to the first democratic transfer of power in the country’s history, and present key findings from our recent post-election public opinion survey.
As Libya moves toward an agreement of national unity, a constitutional referendum is expected to take place in late 2015 or early 2016.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) are pleased to welcome you to the inaugural event of a bi-monthly “Women, Peace and Security” breakfast series.