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October 06, 2015
Sihem Bensedrine is a longtime advocate of human rights and a member of IRI’s International Advisory Council.  In her home country of Tunisia, she resisted the Ben Ali regime for decades and called for the world’s attention to the abuses of Tunisia’s police state.  Today, following... Read More
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Leo Siebert

Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa Division
September 23, 2015
I’ll start out by saying I’m a football fan, through and through. When I say that, I mean American football, a derivative from rugby that actually gets its name because the game focuses so heavily on measurements and getting inches, feet, yards that the ball is a measurement in itself – a football... Read More
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Dylan Diggs

Assistant Evaluation Officer, Middle East North Africa Division
June 30, 2015
Sitting in the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s building in Berlin, Germany, at the Women’s Political Leadership Academy, you cannot help but think of the grounds it stands on.  The building, along with many others, is built on the “death zone,” which divided Berlin into East and West for almost... Read More
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Erika Veberyte

Senior Advisor to the President for International and Women’s Organizations
March 18, 2015
The George W. Bush Presidential Center's 2015 Women's Initiative Fellows visited the IRI office for a lunch meeting March 17, 2015 on democracy and civil society building. Greg... Read More
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Kailey Waring

Graphic Designer
March 13, 2015
It’s 11:40 p.m. and it’s quiet for a moment in our Washington, D.C. hotel room, which my fellow Program Assistant Megan and I have dubbed the “command center.”  For the sake of WDN’s international Women’s Day Conference though, we have ceased to be Program Assistants and have become logistics... Read More
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Emma Daniels

Program Assistant, Women's Democracy Network