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    Ms. Muslimova is Assistant Consultant of the People’s Deputy of Ukraine within the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. She works as an aide to the MP of Ukraine and to one of the founders of the Human Rights Advocacy Initiative Group in the USSR, Mr. M Jemilev. She also acts as spokeswoman of the Chairman of the Mejlis of Crimea Tatar People and, in the past, she was elected a member of the City Council of Simferopol and a delegate of the national parliament – the Qurultay of Crimean Tatar People. She earned a specialist’s degree in Political Science from Taurida Ecological Institute and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the National Academy of Public Administration. During her fellowship at the University of Minnesota, Ms. Muslimova hopes to study the relationship between the local and federal government, as well as representatives of ethnic minorities and best practices for developing policies to balance interests, ensure adaptation, and integrate ethnic minorities to social and political life. Upon her return to Ukraine, she plans to develop mechanisms to ensure inter-ethnic peace and protect the rights of minorities, especially with respect to the Crimea Tatar people.