President Ivanov delivers lecture at Wayne State University in Detroit

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov delivered a lecture at the prestigious Wayne State University in Detroit during his working visit to the United States.

Ivanov, who was announced as a supporter of the principles of market economy and political pluralism, addressed on the topic “Birth of a New World: Challenges and Opportunities for Generations Y, Z, and Alpha,” Ivanov’s Cabinet said in a press release.

Speaking about the challenges and opportunities of the new generations through prism of famous philosophers, Ivanov explained the global changes, caused by the rapid advancement of technology, migration, demagogy, climate change.

Alluding to financial crisis in 2008 and the reasons behind the changes, he underlined that ethics had been lost and encouraged young people to exploit their potential at this time of hyper linking into a digitally transformed world. Such a new world of sharing philosophy, block-chain technologies and start-up businesses is created by young digital generations through social networks, Ivanov stressed.

“Knowledge does not make sense if it is not used. Everything that is created by man, whether it is politics, sport, war, medicine, culture, everything is subject to the same four rules. If you respect them, you will find a solution every time. These four golden rules consist of four wisdoms: be patient, learn from the other, use the moment and lastly if you want to succeed, be ready for sacrifice,” Ivanov said.

Ivanov addressing the students said that he was delighted with their confidence, boldness and readiness to be socially active for numerous issues, but at the same time directed them to channel the unique potential to achieve lasting values.

During his stay in Detroit, Ivanov will be presented with United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Global Statesman Award – the highest honor bestowed by UMD.

President Gjorge Ivanov pays working visit to the United States, where he is to address the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations in New York on Sept. 27.