Kevin Morris
Project Assistant
Washington, DC

Kevin Morris is a project assistant with the Central and Eastern Europe team at the National Democratic Institute. Kevin was previously a 2017-2018 Fulbright scholar in the Republic of North Macedonia. 

Young Voices, Old Problems: The Case of North Macedonia

The author with university students

Diogenes the Cynic once remarked that the “foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” More than 2,300 years later, cynical was an accurate description of the 27 teenagers who were rolling their eyes at me in an overheated classroom. My lesson that day was on the importance of civic engagement, but these young people had been taught their entire lives that young voices do not matter in politics.  

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