August 2014

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August 29, 2014
U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today released the following statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: “Russia's... Read More
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Morgan Martinez

Deputy Director, External Affairs
August 29, 2014
In 2013/2014, the world watched as Russia, Nigeria, and Uganda enacted legislation that would jeopardize the lives of their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) populations. These actions did not go unnoticed – the United States and other nations expressed opposition to new legislation... Read More
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David Sands

Program Director, Middle East and North Africa Division
August 29, 2014
The eyes of the world turned to Indonesia this summer as 193 million people went to the polls to vote in only the third direct presidential election.  And though most international media was concerned primarily with the race between Jokowi and Prabowo, a larger societal change was underway in... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division
August 28, 2014
Saturday marks the 13th anniversary of the election of Timor-Leste’s first national parliament.  Established under the supervision of the UN Transitional Authority for East Timor (UNTAET), the Constituent Assembly drafted the nation’s current constitution and became the National Parliament... Read More
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George Gorman

Program Assistant, Timor-Leste
August 27, 2014
19 August – First Day in Nairobi Nairobi is an impressive, cosmopolitan city with countless high rises and high-end retail.  International brands are everywhere.  It’s also a cool city, quite literally.  Because so much of my Kenya experience (I served as a WorldTeach volunteer in... Read More
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Mark Green

President
August 25, 2014
For more than two years, IRI has been working to build the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacity for our in-country staff. We have been working with a group of nine fantastic staff from IRI offices in Kenya, Ukraine, Slovakia, Jordan, Tunisia, Mexico, Guatemala and Pakistan to help them... Read More
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Jennifer Crall

Senior Director of External Affairs
August 25, 2014
Dawa laughs, “I do all the jobs,” he says. As the Executive Director of the Bhutan Media Foundation (BMF), the management, fundraising, administrative and networking tasks he accomplishes in his daily routine all pale in comparison to what he believes the real objective of the BMF is: to sustain... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division
August 25, 2014
Last week, I was fortunate to attend the celebration of Association of Southeast Asian Nations Day at the Indonesian Ambassador’s Residence here in Washington D.C.  If it’s not evident by the photo, the mood of the event could only be described as both dynamic and exciting—much like ASEAN,... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division
August 25, 2014
17 August 2014  Back in the 1980s, when my wife Sue and I were teaching in that little village school in Kenya, we went to great lengths to hide away our modest technology.  We didn't have much, mind you, just a shortwave radio, small cassette player and camera, but we still fretted that... Read More
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Mark Green

President
August 25, 2014
It was almost eight years to the day since my first visit to Kenya for the launch of the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) in Africa.  I’ve always warmly remembered the great spirit and camaraderie of the women gathered for those three days in 2006,... Read More
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Gretchen Birkle

Director, Generation Democracy

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