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February 26, 2016
In October 2015, IRI’s global youth initiative, Generation Democracy, hosted its first event outside the U.S. in Dakar, Senegal that brought together 45 young leaders from the West African countries of Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger... Read More
December 10, 2015
Today is International Human Rights Day.   On this day (December 10) 67 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted what has become one of the most influential documents in modern history: the... Read More
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Carter Jones

Program Manager, Generation Democracy
October 23, 2015
In the U.S. we often lament the fact that youth have such low voter turnout rates in a country that prides itself on democratic principles.  How can democracy flourish in any country if an entire age group of voting-eligible citizens acts so apathetically toward this civic duty?  In Tanzania, the... Read More
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Anne Govern

Program Assistant, Africa Division
October 22, 2015
En préparation du lancement africain de Génération Démocratie au Sénégal du 28 au 30 octobre, l’Honorable Patrick Muyaya, député à l’Assemblée Nationale de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) et invité d’honneur de la conférence, a accordé une interview exclusive à l’IRI pour partager ses... Read More
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Roger Mitchell

Program Officer, Latin America & the Caribbean
September 02, 2015
El Instituto Republicano Internacional otorga su más alto honor con el Premio de la Libertad que busca destacar a los líderes que más están contribuyendo a la democracia y la libertad humana. Por ejemplo, hemos honrado a los presidentes estadounidenses Ronald Reagan y George H.W. Bush, y a líderes... Read More
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Mark Green

President
August 31, 2015
The Freedom Award is the International Republican Institute’s highest honor, and it singles out those leaders who are making the greatest contributions to democracy and human liberty.  For example, we’ve honored U.S. presidents like Ronald Reagan and George H... Read More
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Mark Green

President
August 12, 2015
Last month I turned 28.  It took a few days of moping, but I eventually accepted the fact that I am now solidly in my late twenties.  As part of this I have begun to cope with the reality that I may no longer be as connected to today’s youth as I once thought.  Some telltale... Read More
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Carter Jones

Program Manager, Generation Democracy
August 10, 2015
As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) becomes an increasingly integrated community, the region’s youth from Jakarta to Manila and Yangon to Bangkok are connecting at unprecedented rates and taking a larger role in addressing their communities’ most challenging issues.  Over... Read More
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Teddy Wilhite

Governance Specialist
May 12, 2015
Every April Indonesia celebrates the life and work of Raden Ayu Kartini, known across Indonesia simply as Kartini.  Born in 1879, Kartini was a Javanese aristocrat who defied strict social norms that denied women access to education.  Kartini became a light for women who wanted to get... Read More
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Hasna Wihdatun Nikmah

Program Assistant, Indonesia
April 13, 2015
The USAID-created initiative #LetGirlsLearn is more than just a popular hashtag raising awareness around the world about women’s inequality in education, but rather a call-to-action for governments, civil society organizations and civic leaders to... Read More
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Teddy Wilhite

Governance Specialist

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