March 8, 2013. “Women in Democratization and Decision-Making in Macedonia”

 March 8, 2013.

                        New York University

  Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop

penelopa Gjurchilova                                        

Penelopa Gjurchilova, Visiting Scholar, Columbia University; Co-founder, Macedonian Women’s Lobby; Member, National Council of Women in                      Macedonia.

          “The Role of Women in Democratization and Decision-Making in Macedonia:  A decade and more since the Ohrid Framework Agreement.”

Penelopa Gjurchilova holds a Ph.D. in EU Law (European University Institute, Florence, 2004), a Master in Public Administration  (Harvard  School of Government , 2007), a LL.M. (, University of Connecticut Law School,1995) and Cyril and Methodius University (Skopje, Macedonia, 1993). She is presently a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University.

She has written extensively on Macedonia, the SEE Region and more widely on international relations, international and EU law, human rights including gender, diplomacy, law-making, rule of law and institutional development.  She has been active on projects on regional cooperation in South Eastern Europe, democratization, non-proliferation, institution building, NGOs and is  a UN expert on the Security Council, Second, Fourth and Fifth Committees.

She is a co-founder and member of the Executive Board of the Macedonian Women’s Lobby since 2000, in the European Women’s Lobby and the National Council of Women in Macedonia.

She has worked as a lawyer in New York and Macedonia, as a diplomat in the Macedonian Foreign Service, including as counselor to the Permanent Mission of Macedonia to the UN in New York, as consultant for UNIFEM, WYG International, EuroFund, European Commission, OSCE and ODIHR.

      Friday 4:30-6:00 p.m.

at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

New York University
285 Mercer Street, 7th floor
(between Waverly and Washington Place)

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