President of Macedonia to speak at WSU Sept. 21

Gjorge Ivanov, president of the Republic of Macedonia
Gjorge Ivanov
President of the Republic of Macedonia

Gjorge Ivanov, president of the Republic of Macedonia, will speak about "Birth of a New World: Challenges and Opportunities for Generations Y, Z, and Alpha," during a public lecture at 10 a.m. Sept. 21 in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorirum at the Wayne State Law School.

President since 2009, Ivanov is a supporter of free-market principles and political pluralism. Known for his commitment to bringing Macedonia into the European Union and NATO, and for promoting peace in Europe, his international agenda includes global and regional issues such as respect for diversity, climate change and the refugee crisis.

Ivanov had a distinguished academic career before entering government service. He was a professor and head of the political studies department and vice dean of the Iustinianus Primus Faculty of Law in Skopje; visiting professor to the Southeast European Studies Programme at the University of Athens; and president of Macedonia’s Council for Accreditation in Higher Education. Ivanov founded the Macedonian Political Science Association and co-founded the Institute for Democracy Societas Civilis, a leading analytical center in the Republic of Macedonia.

The event is free, but RSVPs are requested.

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