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The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), is the only inter-governmental organization supporting democracy around the world. It aims to support journalists with up-to-date information and impartial analysis. Our experts are on hand to talk to media and have been cited in the likes of The New York Times to the BBC, Le Monde and the Mail & Guardian. Our reports are also available online, including our flagship Global State of Democracy Report. Be among the first to learn about our announcements and new reports by signing up for our press releases and regular newsletter on this page.
Here are some of our experts who are available for interviews on our regional programmes, key focus areas and special initiatives—including the Global Monitor of COVID-19's Impact on Democracy and Human Rights, which is co-funded by the European Union..
Senior Programme Manager
Expertise: Senior Programme Manager, Asia and the Pacific and Country Programme Manager for Fiji and Mongolia
Country / Region Focus: Fiji and Mongolia
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English
Head of Tunisia Programme
Expertise: Political participation; Elections; Civic education; Communication & Outreach; University teaching; Inclusion
Country / Region Focus: Tunisia, Middle East
Languages: Arabic, English, French
Senior Advisor, Democracy and Inclusion
Expertise: Gender equality and women’s empowerment, politics, media, constitutions, electoral processes and governance, parliamentary development and legislative formulation, women’s human rights advocacy and community development.
Languages: English, Shona
Head of Democracy Assessment
Expertise: Global democracy assessment and measurement; electoral integrity; electoral processes, civil liberties Regional expertise: East Africa; South Asia
Languages: English, Gujarati
Head of North America and Deputy Permanent Observer of International IDEA to the United Nations
Expertise: Global democracy assessment and measurement; civic space; impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on democracy; governance and development
Country / Region Focus: North America
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Swedish
Chief of Staff to the Secretary-General
Expertise: Project management, Communication, Speechwriting, Strategic advice, External relations, Partnership building, Democracy analysis, Political parties, Gender & Women’s political empowerment, Eastern Europe.
Languages: English, French, German, Romanian, Swedish