Leon Malazogu is co-founder and executive director of Democracy for Development Institute (D4D), a think-tank dedicated to research links between democracy and development. He completed his studies at the American University in Bulgaria and the University of Notre Dame specializing in international relations and governance. Leon has served as a Board Member of the University of Prishtina and is a part of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group set up by the University of Graz. Leon taught in several universities and was scholar in residence at the Arizona State University. Leon served as Regional Representative for the European Centre for Minority Issues, Research Director at the Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development, adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister, and ran the Kosovo Office of the Project on Ethnic Relations. Leon has published numerous studies on democratization and regional affairs.