Agenda: 4th Macedonian-American Leadership Conference and Days on the Hill

Agenda: 4th Macedonian-American Leadership Conference and Days on the Hill

Thursday, June 8, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – MALC2017 Registration at UMD Office – Please come to UMD office at 9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Meetings in Congress

6:00 p.m. – Macedonian-American Heritage Congressional Reception in honor of June Immigrant Heritage Month featuring performance by the Goce Delchev Macedonian Folk Dance Ensemble from New Jersey

Friday, June 9, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Macedonia 101 Breakfast Briefing for Members of Congress and Staff

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – MALC2017 Registration at UMD Office

9:00 a.m. – 10th Roll Call of Nations Wreath Laying Ceremony at Victims of Communism Memorial

10:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Meetings in Congress

12:30 p.m. – Luncheon at UMD office

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – U.S. Department of State Briefing on U.S.-Macedonia Relations (Invite Only)

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Ambassador’s Reception at Embassy of Macedonia

Saturday, June 10, 2017

All events will be held at the UMD office in Washington, D.C.

8:30 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – Opening Remarks
– UMD President Metodija A. Koloski
– Generation M Global Chairman Mario Hristovski

9:30 a.m. – Best Practices for Macedonian Human Rights Advocates Conversation with Romanian Member of Parliament representing Macedonian Minority in Romania, Ms. Mariana-Venera Popescu

10:00 a.m. – U.S. Policy & Updates from Macedonia Skype Q&A Session with U.S. Ambassador Jess L. Baily

11:00 a.m. – Learning from the Past, Fighting for the Future Presentation by Macedonian Jewish Community Representatives
– Bogoja Mladenovski, president of the Holocaust Fund Board
– Berta Romano Nikolik, president of the Jewish Community in R. Macedonia
– Goran Sadikarijo, CEO of the Holocaust Fund and Holocaust Memorial Center

11:45 a.m. – Opportunities for Macedonian Diaspora Youth and Unveiling of New Generation M Initiative

12:45 p.m. – Luncheon Discussion on Macedonia Forward

1:45 p.m. – Keynote Remarks by Reta Jo Lewis, Senior Resident Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

2:15 p.m. – Launch of New UMD’s Women in Leadership Initiative

3:15 p.m. – Closing Remarks

3:30 p.m. – Conclusion of MALC2017

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – UMD/Generation M Cruise on the Potomac River to Conclude MALC2017 – Georgetown Water Front

Join us! United, We Can!

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