Speak Truth to Power and the Nizami Ganjavi International Center speaker series

Join the Speak Truth to Power (STTP) team at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Nizami Ganjavi International Center for an exclusive series where we'll discuss with world leaders the need for international dialogue, understanding, learning, and human rights advocacy.

During the sessions, you will:

  • Hear from world leaders about how to advocate for human rights, justice, and international diplomacy.
  • Engage in dialogue with world leaders.
  • Connect with the STTP team and other students
Session 4: Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, former president of Croatia—Apr 28, 2021 10:00 AM

The fourth speaker in the series is Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, former president of Croatia.

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović was the fourth president of the Republic of Croatia, from 2015 to 2020, and the first woman to serve in that position. She had previously served as the first female assistant secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and as Croatia’s first female minister of foreign affairs and ambassador to the United States. In addition to her diplomatic and political work, she has vigorously pursued an academic career in government, international relations, and security studies at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, George Washington University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Zagreb. She is a recipient of a 2019 Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Award as well as a number of national and international awards, decorations, honorary doctorates, and honorary citizenships. She has experience and expertise in geopolitical studies, the trans-Atlantic relationship, the Western Balkans and Southeast Europe, European and Eurasian studies, relations with Russia, interfaith and intercultural relations, post-conflict building and reconciliation, gender issues, global security issues, and many other aspects of international relations and security policies.