Transformational Leadership Program - Scholarships and Partnerships

Armend Kelmendi

Project Management at University of California, Los Angeles

Mr. Armend Kelmendi completed his undergraduate studies in management and public policy at the American University in Kosovo. He earned a Master’s Degree in European Politics and Policies, specializing in the field of New Public Management at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. 

After his graduate studies, he returned to Kosovo and has been working with the Ministry of European Integration as a Senior Officer for Public Administration Reform and Political Criteria. His main roles in this position include analyzing the ongoing trends in the Public Administration Reform (PAR) and contributing in drafting national strategic plans in the PAR process. 

He hopes to use this educational experience to learn more about US policies and institutional organizations and apply those lessons when he returns to Kosovo. He is convinced that this experience will give him the necessary skills to boost the reform process in Kosovo and modernize Kosovo’s public administration.