Maria Vizdoaga (2019)

Moldova , MDA
Maria Vizdoaga is a graduate from Columbia Law School with an LL.M degree in international and humanitarian law. Previously, Vizdoaga conducted a one-year internship with the United Nations in New York in the Conduct and Discipline Unit, Management Evaluation Unit and the Office of Legal Affairs. At the UN, her work focused on allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by UN peacekeepers. She also supported the meetings of the International Law Commission focusing on the topic of responsibility of states in complying with international law. Vizdoaga is a Rotary Peace Fellow and she recently completed a three-month fellowship in Bangkok, Thailand where she worked on conflict resolution, peace negotiations, the law of armed conflict, and the United Nations Security Council reform. Vizdoaga is the recipient of the Postgraduate Public Interest and Government Fellowship offered by Columbia Law School. She also has a master’s degree in European Union studies from Leiden University, the Netherlands and a bachelor’s degree in law from the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova.