ROYAL COUPLE VISIT YALE UNIVERSITY
CROWN PRINCE GIVES SPEECH ABOUT CONTRIBUTING TO DEMOCRATIC CHANGE IN SERBIA
New Haven, CT, 13 October 2011 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine visited Yale University and especially the Jackson Institute. The Jackson Institute was established in April 2009 with a transformational gift from John W. ’67 and Susan G. Jackson. John Jackson a close friend of His Royal Highness was at Gordounstoun School in Scotland with Crown Prince Alexander.
Their Royal Highnesses had a very interesting program during the two days visit. HRH Crown Prince Alexander yesterday gave speech about contributing to democratic changes in Serbia, in front of an audience consisting of students and faculty who have a special interest and background in Slavic Studies and in Serbia.
In his speech, HRH Crown Prince Alexander elaborated on his contribution to democracy by hosting the opposition conferences he convened in Budapest, Banja Luka and Athens. The Crown Prince also emphasised the importance of ethnic and religious tolerance in a multicultural society such as Serbia, and expressed his belief that Serbia will continue its’ path towards full membership in the European Union. The Crown Prince invited students and professors of Yale University to establish cooperation with Serbian counterparts and offered his help in promoting and developing this cooperation.
During their stay, Their Royal Highnesses visited the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Pierson College, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University Art Gallery and met with many prominent professors and associates of the University.
Yale University is a private, Ivy League university located in New Haven, Connecticut, founded in 1701. Yale has produced many notable alumni, including five United States Presidents, 19 United States Supreme Court Justices, and several foreign heads of state.