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News & Events

The Institute's experts remain actively engage in related field through other institutional affiliations. Below are events and news items that either directly involve IST experts themselves or that our experts believe merit wider attention.


Recent News Articles

Amb Glover Opens OSCE Election Observor Mission for US General Elections
Oct/04/2016 Author: Dame Audrey Glover, DBE

Distinguished Fellow Ambassador Audrey Glover opened the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe election observor mission office in Washington, DC for the upcoming November 8th general elections in the United States. The international OSCE/ODIHR mission, headed by AMB Glover, comes at the formal invitation of the US Government each election cycle since 2002. 


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China and US Public Administration Operating Systems
Jun/29/2016 Author: Arnold Fields

Arnold Fields, Chair of the National Academy of Public Administration's Standing Panel on International Affairs, hosted China expert and Academy Feollow Dan Guttman to explain the differences between the two countries' understanding of core terms such as governance, transparency, and rule of law and the consequent impact on relations between institutional counterparts..


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AMB Glover Leads Observor Mission for Mongolia
Jun/29/2016 Author: Dame Audrey Glover, DBE

AMB Audrey Glover led the OSCE/ODIHR's international election observor mission for Mongolia's parliamentary elections. AMB Glover directed the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights from 1994-1997 and has led 11 election observor missions over the past twelve years. 


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Seufert Leads Mott MacDonald's International Development Services Group
Jun/01/2016 Author: Don Seufert

Don Seufert is leading Mott MacDonald's International Development services group in Washington, DC. Don served as a panelist on Aligning Political Commitment, the Participation of the Private Sector and Social Accountability to Improve the Health of Women, Children, and Youth at the Management Sciences for Health Conference to Improve the Health of Women and Children in Abuja, Nigeria.


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Training at the Hague Academy for Local Governance
Nov/09/2015 Author: Don Seufert

Don Seufert served as key expert and discussant at The Hague Academy for Local Governance earlier in November. He led training on fragility, decentralization, and local governance, and applying political economy in fragile contexts. The workshop was sponsored by DeLoG, the Development Partners Network for Decentralization and Local Governance, and included development professionals from an array of donor and implementing agencies from the European Union and UN. 


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Greece's Euro-Debt Crisis
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Daniel V. Speckhard, former US Ambassador to Greece, appeared on Bloomsberg News Television's July 6th's Dealing With an Inexperienced Greek Government and posted a July 9th analysis Greek Crisis: Only the Beginning on TheWorld Post.


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Elections in Albania and Guyana
Jun/21/2015 Author: Dame Audrey Glover, DBE

Dame Audrey Glover co-led the Carter Center's monitoring of Guyana's May 11 elections with President Jimmy Carter and Barbados' Foreign Minister. The following month Dame Glover led the OSCE/ODIHR's observer mission to Albania's June 21 elections.


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On Afghan Women
Jun/15/2015 Author: Charlotte Ponticelli

Charlie Ponticelli spoke on June 15th to a California panel entitled "The Situation of Women in Afghanistan: Priorities, Challenges and Possilbities," sponsored by the Santa Barbara Committee on Foreign Relations. Charlie was als cited by Al Jazeera America regarding the status of sugarcane workers in the Dominican Republic.


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National Academy of Public Administration International Affairs Standing Panel
Jan/21/2015 Author: Arnold Fields

Arnold Fields will Chair the International Affairs Standing Panel of the Congressionally-chartered National Academy of Public Administration. MG Field is both a NAPA Fellow and Board Member.


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Graduate Course on Educational and Community Development Policies
Jan/03/2015 Author: Charlotte Ponticelli

Charlotte Ponticelli is a Lecturer at Catholic University of America's School of Buiniess and Economics where she is teaching this semester's graduate level course on Global Education & Community Development Policies.


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UK Minister of Justice on Prison Reform
Nov/19/2014 Author: Dame Audrey Glover, DBE

Ambassador Audrey Glover participated in the Prison Reform Trusy and Centre Forum discussion in London on European prison reform. The program was hosted by the United Kingdom's Minister of Justce and Civil Liberties.


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Local Governance Program for northern Nigeria
Jul/10/2014 Author: Don Seufert

Don Seufert recently concluded 28 months as Chief of Party for USAID/Nigeria's local governance program LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy & Development). The project was conducted in areas threatened by the Boko Haram terrorist group.


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OSCE Election Team to Monitor Hungarian Elections
Apr/06/2014 Author: Dame Audrey Glover, DBE

Ambassador Audrey Glover heads an OSCE Limited Election Observation Mission to observe the April 6 parliamentary elections in Hungary.


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The 3rd Leadership Program & Conference on High Performance Government in Saudi Arabia
Jan/31/2014 Author: Arnold Fields

Major General (ret) Arnie Fields offered two presentations on anti-corruption in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to the Madinah Institute for Leadership & Entrepreneurship.  The MILE provides senior executive level training to global leaders with focus on transparency, accountability and good governance.


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Global Elections Organization Holds its 6th International Conference
Oct/15/2013 Author: Dame Audrey Glover, DBE

From October 15-17, Dame Glover presented a paper on Fraud and Manipulation in Elections at the 6th Global Elections Organisation Conference on Sustainable Electoral Processes, Strengthened Democracy in Seoul, Republic of Korea.


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