Mario Mažić has been an advocate for rights and democracy for over 12 years. He founded and led the Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Croatia, an NGO focused on reconciliation and transitional justice between 2008-18. His work is driven by his personal experience in this (post-)war context. He is the Secretary General of the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement. Mario is the initiator of the regional Political Youth Network which gathers young political leaders from post-Yugoslav nations and is a Board Member at the Humanitarian Law Center in Kosovo. He is currently attending graduate (MA) studies in International Development and Policy at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and is part of the inaugural cohort of the Obama Foundation Scholars. Mario holds a BA in International Relations from Libertas International University in Zagreb, and has taken undergraduate courses also at the University of Zagreb, University of Oslo, Northwestern University and University of Belgrade. In 2012 he was a Fellow in Historical Dialogue and Accountability at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University. For two years (2015-17) he led the efforts of Reach for Change Foundation in Croatia.