Dr. Enver Hoxhaj: The Western Balkans' Euro-Atlantic Future and the Russian Regional Role

Thursday 19 November, 2015
6 - 7:30pm, $0

Columbia University, International Affairs
420 West 118 Street, Room 1219

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Dr. Enver Hoxhaj has been a key politician and diplomat for the past ten years in Kosovo. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Parliament of Kosovo, where he leads Kosovo's parliamentary diplomacy. Previously Dr. Hoxhaj was Minister of Foreign Affairs (2011-2014) where he played a vital role in consolidating and strengthening Kosovo's bilateral and multilateral diplomacy. Dr. Hoxhaj was the first Minister of Education (2008-2010) after Kosovo's independence playing a crucial role in the modernization of the education system and infrastructure. Dr. Hoxhaj has been member of Kosovo delegation in the UN-led talks for defining Kosovo's final status (2005-2007) and has played a key role during the state-building process before and after Kosovo's independence. Before this he was a professor at the University of Pristina and a long-standing human rights activist. He holds a PhD in history and politics from the University of Vienna and is author of numerous journal articles, books and other publications. Dr. Enver Hoxhaj is fluent in English, German and Serbo-Croatian.

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