Ezequiel Jimenez, originally from the North of Argentina, Salta city, is a graduate from United World College (Red Cross Nordic, Norway) where he spent two years studying the International Baccalaureate together with 200 students from 90 different countries. During his time at UWC, he trained with the Norwegian Red Cross and led several Model of United Nations activities. In 2009, Ezequiel was awarded a merit scholarship to attend Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. He graduated in 2013 with a double degree in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in Human Rights and Humanitarianism. While at Macalester College, Ezequiel held several leadership positions including student government and carried on research on international politics, international criminal law, human rights and international public health, including a research collaboration with the WHO. Ezequiel has been an active participant of international forums including the Hesselbein Leadership Global Academy and the Japanese-‐based Junior Chamber International’s Peace Conference of Youth. Currently, Ezequiel is an Erasmus Mundus Scholar (European Commission) at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), Roehampton (UK) and Trømso (Norway) where he is pursing a Masters Degree in Human Rights Policy and Practice. Academia aside, Ezequiel enjoys sports and playing piano and the guitar. Please do not hesitate contacting him..
I was born in February 1996 in New York where my father worked at the UN as an Argentinian diplomat, so my early life was a bit nomadic. My mother is a brilliant doctor, born in La Havana Cuba. As soon as I turned 2 years old I moved to Buenos Aires - it was a time of my life I sadly don't remember much. I turned 5 years old and it was time to go to a new life. Venezuela was the next destination where I lived for 7 years. The majority of my childhood memories relate to Caracas, and I am very grateful for all of what I learned in such a beautiful country. Then again it was time to leave. I was 12 then and it was the first time that I suffered because of moving to another country – 7-year old friendships and everlasting experiences were about to vanish but I would lie if I say it was not worth it . My fatherland was the next stop. There is no doubt that Buenos Aires is the best city to live if you are a teenager and I was adapted to its lifestyle and people. The majority of my accomplishments and life experiences occurred here starting from my first kiss to being selected as a delegate for Baku international Model. Now when I turned 17 my father told me that he had been chosen as the first Ambassador of Argentina to Azerbaijan. Thus, my brother and I faced a new challenge – I would never have thought moving to a new country in my last year of school. So both my brother who is a second year university student and I decided to become independent and live all alone. It is a big challenge and a big change, but we are working for it to turn out for the best. So all in all that's my life in brief - it has been 17 years of adventures and learning but I'm proud to say it's all mine! .
Lamiya Panahova was born in Jalilabad, Azerbaijan in 1993 and was brought up there. During high school period she participated in republic student olympiads on Azerbaijani language and literature and became one of the winners. Later on she finished a high school and entered the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Now she is a 4-th year student of the Political Administration faculty of this university with a major in international relations. From September 2012 to September 2013, she acted as a coordinator in the APA (Academy of Public Administration) Debate Club and took part in some debate events. In November 2012 she was selected as a participant of the Youth Participation Project in Decision Making and Policy Implementation and she is still acts as a participant of this project. From June 2013 to July 2013 she did an internship at the Culture Centre of The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan. She wants to continue her education abroad and represent Azerbaijan worldwide in future.