DemWorks, a podcast by the National Democratic Institute

By National Democratic Institute

For more than 35 years, the National Democratic Institute has been honored to work with thousands of courageous and committed small “d” democrats around the world to help countries develop democratic institutions, practices and skills. Over that period, we have worked in more than 150 countries. We have operated on the principle that while there is no single model for democracy, certain principles are fundamental – accountability, transparency, citizen empowerment, regular free and fair elections, etc. -- and that sharing democratic knowledge and experience among nations large and small will promote democracy’s success. Through these DemWorks podcasts, we will engage in conversation with those who have been on the front lines of democratic development work around the world. In the process, we will get them to share what they do and how they do it - their on-the-ground experiences, the challenges they face, the obstacles they overcome, and the unique national contexts in which they must operate. And in the process show how DEMOCRACY WORKS.

  1. 1.
    24. Increasing Youth Political Inclusion through Debate
    31:50
  2. 2.
    23. A Conversation With LGBTI Activists on Community-Building
    29:32
  3. 3.
    22. Derek Mitchell & Secretary Madeleine Albright on her past and democracy's future
    27:29
  4. 4.
    21. Pat Merloe & Congresswoman Karen Bass on Democratic Governance and COVID-19
    12:11
  5. 5.
    20. Pat Merloe and Julia Brothers on Elections During COVID
    24:35
  6. 6.
    19. Governance is Key During COVID-19? (w/ Kristen Sample)
    30:11
  7. 7.
    18. Strengthening Citizen Security through better communication (w/ Chris Fomunyoh)
    29:21
  8. 8.
    17. Africa: A 2020 Look Ahead (w/ Chris Fomunyoh)
    29:00
  1. 9.
    16. How do you build inclusion amongst youth? (w/ Lauren Van Metre)
    21:57
  2. 10.
    15. How can we advance democracy and peace? (w/ Lauren Van Metre)
    19:28
  3. 11.
    *Bonus 04* How does an American organization remain separate from the U.S. government?
    6:18
  4. 12.
    14. What is NDIs impact on the trajectory of democratic development? (w/ Brian Atwood & Ken Wollack)
    26:47
  5. 13.
    *Bonus 03* See something, say something, do something! (w/ Zuzana Papazoski)
    14:42
  6. 14.
    13. 30 years after the Berlin Wall, what does democracy mean to you? (w/ Zuzana Papazoski)
    28:27
  7. 15.
    *Bonus 02* How do you build bridges between citizens and the government? (w/ Natalia Slepuhin)
    24:27
  8. 16.
    12. Why are young voices and young leadership critical to democracy? (w/ EDYN)
    27:48
  9. 17.
    11. Reflecting on the fall of the Berlin Wall, 30 years on (w/ Brian Atwood & Ken Wollack)
    33:11
  10. 18.
    *Bonus 01* Demworks Live! Resisting political polarization (w/ Tom Carothers & Sef Ashiagdor)
    18:57
  11. 19.
    10. Demworks Live! Why is political polarization happening now? (w/ Tom Carothers & Sef Ashiagdor)
    34:48
  12. 20.
    09. Is democracy in Europe delivering? (w/ Anne Applebaum)
    32:23
  13. 21.
    08. How does humor help democracy? (w/ Matt Wuerker)
    31:03
  14. 22.
    07. How will 2019 fit into the story of Tunisia's democratic development?
    42:46
  15. 23.
    06. Why is Equality Essential to a Successful Democracy? (w/ Olena Yena)
    35:17
  16. 24.
    05. How is Ukraine firming up its democracy in the face of foreign aggression? (w/ Calvin Garner)
    23:05
  17. 25.
    04. What’s it like on the front lines of the battle against disinformation? (w/ Maria Ressa)
    34:37
  18. 26.
    03. How do democracies remain committed to their values amid rising authoritarianism? (w/ the NED)
    41:18
  19. 27.
    02. How is Ukraine firming up its democracy? (w/ Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze)
    33:54
  20. 28.
    01. What is the state of democracy according to Madeleine Albright? (w/ Madeleine K. Albright)
    43:28

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