Voting Issues http://kwgs.org en "The Importance of Democracy Promotion as a Pillar of U.S. Foreign Policy" http://kwgs.org/post/importance-democracy-promotion-pillar-us-foreign-policy <p>Our guest is Richard Soudriette, who's the President of the Center for Diplomacy and Democracy, which is based in Colorado Springs. He also served as founding President of IFES, or the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, from 1988 to 2007. Under Mr. Soudriette's leadership, IFES grew into one of the premier organizations offering technical assistance around the globe in matters related to elections, civil society, rule of law, and governance. Thus he's played a key role in launching networks of elections officials in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:14:34 +0000 Rich Fisher 35977 at http://kwgs.org "The Importance of Democracy Promotion as a Pillar of U.S. Foreign Policy"