Class 7 (2008-2010)

Vera Lalchevska, Macedonia

Duke University – Master in International Development Policy

Vera Lalchevska is a political scientist concerned about poverty and the developing world. Her current focus is on the human and minority rights deficit in the European Union. Vera’s last position was Deputy National Coordinator for the International Organisation of the Francophonie in the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, where she represented her country in summits and conferences, promoting democracy, development, and the use of the French language. Before this, as a graduate in European Law and Economics from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne, she worked in the Macedonian Government on the European Union Integration Process, on issues such as harmonizing laws in the fields of education, culture, information society, and broadcasting. Upon completion of the Rotary World Peace Program, Vera plans to apply her knowledge and skills working either locally in Macedonia or on the policy side in UNDP, the World Bank or another organization that has wider impact and world-wide coverage.