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Engjellushe Morina

Co-founder and Chairperson, Pristina Council for Foreign Relations

Engjellushe Morina

Co-founder and Chairperson, Pristina Council for Foreign Relations

Biography

Engjellushe Morina is the Co-founder and Chairperson of the Prishtina Council for Foreign Relations, a think tank based in Prishtina. Previously Engjellushe was the Executive Director of Iniciativa Kosovare për Stabilitet – IKS (2008-2012), a think tank focusing on socio-economic and socio-political issues, based in Prishtina. Following extensive archaeological experience in Egypt, Albania, Italy and the UK, she returned to Kosovo in 1999 to help further the country’s social, economic and political development. This included voluntarily assisting with the establishment of the third largest political party at the time. Prior to joining IKS, Engjellushe managed the Higher Education portfolio in the Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy in Prishtina (2001-2006). During the negotiations over Kosovo’s political status, she served as an expert and consultant in the Cultural Heritage group within the Unity Team (2005-2007). Her input focused in particular on the protection of Cultural and Religious Heritage in Kosovo. Since 2007, she has co-authored numerous IKS reports and analyses on the political economy of Kosovo and the country’s current affairs and she continues to be a regular contributor of editorials to local newspapers. Engjellushe studied Greek and Roman Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UCL) and International Relations and Diplomatic Studies at Oxford University (Somerville College). She was a Board member of the Soros Foundation in Kosovo (2009-2013) and a member of the FOL Movement Oversight Board (2009-2011).

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