The Department of Public Policy and the Department of International Relations, in collaboration with the American Embassy organised a public lecture delivered by Mr Robert Benjamin entitled “Young People, Politics and Democracy”.
Mr Benjamin is a Senior Associate and the Regional Director of Central and Eastern Europe programs and the National Democratic Institute (NDI). In this latter role, he oversees in-country and regional programs in legislative strengthening, political party development, civil society development, election processes, and women, youth and ethnic minority political participation.
He has also contributed to democracy programs in Asia, Latin America, North Africa and West Africa. Mr. Benjamin has worked at NDI since 1993. He holds a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).