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Our Ambassador of the week is Hillary Briffa, a human rights activist from Malta. Hillary is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in War Studies at King’s College London and possesses a strong passion for global affairs and conflict.
Hillary is one of ten recipients of the U.S. Department of State Honors Global Emerging Young Leaders Award for 2016, which recognizes efforts from leaders across the globe to enact positive social change. A ceremony will be held to celebrate the winners on Wednesday, April 20th, who are staying the United States for a 24-day program that will examine leadership strategy within non-profit, government, and private sectors, offer an opportunity to expand their network, and offer advanced training for team collaboration on global conflict pertaining to youth.
Hillary currently serves as the Youth Ambassador to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation (OSCE) in Europe for Malta, and has helped lobby for the implementation of resolutions regarding youth, security, and counter-extremism by urging younger people to take action.
She is also part of an international team that plans a summer study visit for youth from Moldova and Ukraine to better comprehend the primary causes behind conflict and change the course of the future by understanding previous mistakes.
Additionally, Hillary has organised a variety of important events, such as The Organised Crime in Conflict Zones Conference in 2014 and collaborated with Embassies and NGOs. She has worked as the Department of War Studies Research intern and the European Commission Representation in Malta.
Hillary continues to raise awareness regarding prevalent issues and empower youth to engage in necessary and beneficial conversation.