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06.04.21

Fulbright Day: North Macedonia

June 4, 12:00 PM EDT

North Macedonia will celebrate their Fulbright Day with a live event on June 4 at 12:00 EDT/18:00 CET. It will be co-hosted by PAS Skopje and the First Lady of North Macedonia, Professor Elizabeta Gjorgievska, who is a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar alumna of the Fulbright Program. Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Academic Programs at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Marianne Craven will also provide a video address.

The event will take place at the President’s residency in Skopje, North Macedonia and will also be livestreamed.  Approximately 50 in-person participants are expected to take part, including representatives from both governments and 30 North Macedonian Fulbright alumni.  The event emcee will be 2003 Fulbright Visiting Scholar alumna, Biljana Sekulovska.  The virtual attendees will include members of the Macedonian American Alumni Association (MAAA).

 18:00  Opening of the event    – The Master of Ceremony opens the event with a short announcement and reads a short history of the Fulbright program   – Master of Ceremony is Biljana Sekulovska 
 18:05  Address by the President of the Republic of North Macedonia, H.E. Mr. Stevo Pendarovski
 18:10  Video address of Ms. Marianne Craven,  Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Academic Programs at the State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
 18:15  Address by H.E. Ms. Kate Marie Byrnes, US Ambassador to the Republic of North Macedonia
 18:20  Address by Ms. Mila Carovska, Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of North Macedonia
 18:25  Address by the Spouse of the President of the Republic of North Macedonia, Ms. Elizabeta Gjorgievska – Patron of the event
 18:30  Video messages by Fulbright Alumni
 18:35  Cocktail