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Please join the Harriman Institute and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) for a talk by Marija Krstevska, Secretary General of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue. The event will be moderated by Lara J. Nettelfield (Harriman Institute/ISHR).
Marija Krstevska will discuss her trajectory as a girl raised in a mono-ethnic environment to a young advocate for intercultural acceptance. She is the Secretary General of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, a youth organization in Kumanovo, North Macedonia. Through that organization, she has created learning opportunities within non-formal education for diverse groups of learners, advocated for direct involvement in community decision-making, and supported youth participation through inclusive policies. She will discuss the importance of active citizenship, capacity building, and non-formal education in fostering intercultural dialogue among youth.
Marija Krstevska is the Secretary General of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, a youth organization in Kumanovo, North Macedonia. Since May 2021, she has also been President of the National Youth Council of Macedonia. Marija is also a participant in the 2021-22 Human Rights Advocates Program at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University.
Lara J. Nettelfield is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Human Rights at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. She is currently working on an oral history project, The New Humanitarians, about the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East. Her research interests include human rights, forced migration, transitional justice, technology and society, and social movements.