Georges A. Fauriol
Georges A. Fauriol retired in January 2020 from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), where he was vice president for grants operations and evaluation. He joined NED in 2010 from one of its core implementing institutes, the International Republican Institute (IRI), where he initially served as vice president for strategic planning and later as senior vice president. In 2004, he served as IRI’s acting president. He currently teaches at Georgetown University’s Democracy and Governance Graduate Program and is also a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Prior to 2001, Fauriol held a number of positions at CSIS, notably after 1992 as director and senior fellow of the Americas Program, and previously was also the assistant to the chairman of the CSIS Board of Trustees, Ambassador Anne Armstrong. Earlier, Fauriol worked at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. He has extensive international and cross-regional field experience, including election observation missions in Eurasia, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean Basin region. Fauriol is the author or coauthor of several books and more than 75 publications, has testified before congressional committees, and appeared in media interviews. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.