Expanding Ukraine’s Democratic and Electoral Progress During War?


Amid Russia’s full-scale invasion, the timing of future Ukrainian elections has recently come into the spotlight of international and Ukrainian media. Regular, competitive, free and fair elections are fundamental pillars of resilient democracies across the world — but can the same be said for democracies facing a full-scale invasion?

Join the National Endowment for Democracy, in collaboration with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems and the United States Institute of Peace, for a discussion on refortifying Ukraine’s democratic and electoral foundations. The conversation will delve into the key steps Ukraine can undertake now to prepare for free and fair elections once Russia’s invasion ends, while also addressing strategies for Ukraine to safeguard itself against disruptive Russian disinformation narratives targeting its democracy and the postponement of elections.

October 26. 10 am.


  • Ambassador William Taylormoderator, Vice President, Russia and Europe Center, U.S. Institute of Peace
  • Peter Erben, Global Principal Advisor and Senior Country Director for Ukraine, International Foundation for Electoral Systems
  • Olga Aivazovska, Board Chair, OPORA
  • Damon Wilson, President and CEO, National Endowment for Democracy
  • Ambassador Oksana Markarova, Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States

This event will be hosted at the offices of the United States Institute of Peace. Click here to register to attend with USIP. For more information contact Kirtika Sharad at ksharad@usip.org.

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