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The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.

NDI Events

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2013
    3:30 – 5 p.m.


    Hon Abike Dabiri
    Chair of the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs

    Hon. Uche Ekwunife
    Chair of the House Committee on Environment

    Senator Victor Lar
    Chair of the Senate Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Anti-Corruption

  • Speakers:

    • Hon. Kanybek Imanaliev, Member of Parliament, Ar Namys
      Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affars
    • Hon. Karganbek Samakov, Member of Parliament, Ata Meken

    Date & Time: Monday, March 11, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

    Location:National Democratic Institute, 455 Massachusetts Ave, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C.

  • Date & Time: Thursday, March 7, 12-1:30 p.m. (A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.)

    Location: National Democratic Institute, 455 Massachusetts Ave, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C. 






  • Presented by the Global Gender Forum. Sponsored by the George Washington University's Global Gender Program which is part of the Elliott School's Institute for Global and International Studies.

    Co-sponsored by the National Democratic Institute.

    Keynote Speaker: Mona Lena Krook Associate Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University "Electoral Quotas and Beyond: Strategies to Promote Women in Politics"


  • Presented by The Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center. 


  • The Middle East Institute is proud to host Leslie Campbell, senior associate and regional director for the Middle East, and Danya Greenfield, deputy director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council, for an assessment of the Jordanian elections and an examination of the political challenges ahead for Jordan's King Abdullah II.

  • with

    Dr. Franklin Oduro
    Head of Research and Programs and Deputy Director,
    Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana)

    Richard Klein
    Senior Advisor, Elections and Political Processes, NDI

    Chris Doten
    Program Manager, Information and Communication Technology, NDI

    moderated by

  • Mobile technology has revolutionized how we communicate with one another, but is also transforming the world in the areas of culture, education, banking and personal finances and politics. How is mobile technology being used to engage voters, raise money, deliver candidate messages, and help reporters cover campaigns domestically and globally? What is mobile technology’s impact on different populations, ethnic groups and communities? Which countries are best leveraging mobile innovations to enable democracy and empower citizens?

  • Tech@State: ElecTech will examine how technology can improve the way elections are organized, conducted and analyzed, learning from the U.S. experience and focusing on applications that can be used around the globe. The conference will take place Friday, Nov. 30 at 8:45 a.m.