NOW-ers Robb Gibbs, Marie Della Mattia and Ron Johnson attended the International Association of Political Consultants 43rd Annual World Conference in Paris last week. Democracy Medal winner Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe delivered the keynote address highlighting the integral role the international community has held in fostering legitimate elections in developing democracies. “Democracy cannot flourish in isolation,” he said.
Speakers also included former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn and former Director of Government Information Service of France Theirry Saussez in a panel discussion on the challenges of communications for governments moderated by our own Marie Della Mattia.
Advisors to the leaders in Britain’s first ever televised leaders’ debates also shared their insights in prepare leaders to this intense scrutiny. At the end of the day, over 53% of the general population said these debates had an impact on who they voted for.
The 44th Annual IAPC World Conference will be held in Istanbul, November 17-20, 2011 so save the dates.