ivona martinovska

University: Russian Presidential Academy, University of Bologna
Major: Global Governance and Leadership
Languages: Macedonian, Serbian, Russian, Spanish
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Biography: My name is Ivona Martinovska and I am pursuing a double-degree in Global Governance and Leadership at the Russian Presidential Academy and the University of Bologna.

Being raised in a multicultural environment has truly shaped me into the woman I am today. I grew up on a street with only a few houses; however, my neighbors were families of nine different ethnicities and four different religions. Multiculturalism influenced my values and beliefs by teaching me tolerance and respect. It is the reason I have developed a great interest in understanding how ethnicity and religion have become the source of many disputes.

I am currently conducting independent research at the Research Center for Resource Economics. I am the Founder of the Initial Board that is spearheading the development of a World Youth Alliance office in Moscow.  I am also a Youth Delegate at the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities at the Council of Europe.