Transformational Leadership Program - Scholarships and Partnerships

Dardan Bekaj

Master of International Affairs at The New School

​Mr. Bekaj finished his undergraduate studies at the American University of Kosovo in the field of Management and Public Policy in 2012 and worked in an internship program in Oslo, Norway. He worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an Assistant Coordinator of the Interfaith Kosovo Initiative. He also works as a volunteer in various non-governmental organizations such as the Liberal Institute and Special Olympics Kosovo. He recently attended two courses on “Creativity and Innovation” and “Europe and Its Neighbors – EU External Relations at a Crossroads” at the Alpbach Forum 2014 in Austria.

He is pursuing studies in International Affairs to broaden his knowledge of the social, political and economic forces in contemporary policy challenges, especially in the Balkans. Upon his return to Kosovo, he intends to seek employment with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and to continue working for the Interfaith Kosovo Initiative. He also hopes to work at the Liberal Institute for Policy Research, as a part-time volunteer, promoting European Integration and Democratization in Kosovo.

His ultimate aim is to promote a public administration in Kosovo that is respectful of differences and performs on the basis of respect, tolerance, gender equality and professionalism as a policy-maker who is able to reform the state, work with international organizations and civil societies, and empower minority groups.