Our organization conducted the 4th Leadership Academy for Development for the Balkan region: The Role of Public Policy in Private Sector Development in partnership with the Center on Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law of Stanford University (CDDRL) and the Faculty of Law ‘Iustinianus Primus’ Skopje from March 7 to 11, 2022. Since 2017 LAD has held courses in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro.
The program was implemented with the financial and logistical support of the Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).
The five-day intensive training was led by Leadership Academy for Development faculty Francis Fukuyama, Roger Leeds and Michael Bennon. During the program 25 participants had the opportunity to improve their knowledge in the field of finance, management, and public policy, as well as to acquire additional leadership skills through a combination of lectures and case studies. The course was held in English.
In addition to this program, professors Fukuyama, Leeds and Bennon met with the President of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski. Professor Fukuyama also delivered a talk on “Ukraine and its impact on current security affairs in Europe” on the evening of March 9. This lecture was held in cooperation with the Faculty of Law ‘Iustinianus Primus’ Skopje, and several students from the faculty attended.
Finally, during his stay in Skopje, Professor Fukuyama gave interviews for 360 Degrees, Radio Free Europe and Al Jazeera Balkans.