Maja Nenadović is an experienced debate coach, public speaker, political consultant, researcher, human rights and advocacy trainer and identity de/construction educator. She holds a special affinity for challenging and transforming societal stereotypes through applied debate, “radical” empathy and dialogue as means of resolving miscommunication and conflicts – particularly amongst vulnerable and marginalized groups in society. As a global trainer and consultant with 16 years experience, she has taught in more than 30 countries worldwide. Her recent work throughout Europe focuses on dealing with the rise of populism and extremism. Maja is one of the initiators of the Model International Criminal Court Western Balkans (MICC WeB), the project that brings together high school students and teachers from all over Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia to simulate war crime trials and learn about human rights and their violations, throughout history as well as in the 1990s breakup of Yugoslavia. She is currently also working as the Anne Frank House coordinator of the EU-funded project ‘Historija, Istorija, Povijest – Lessons for Today.’ She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam.
Consultant for the National Democratic Institute
Sector: Non-Profit and NGO
Main Pillar: Education
Areas of Expertise: Intercultural Dialogue
Country of Origin: Croatia
City of Residency: Zagreb, Croatia