Belgzim Kamberi


Belgzim Kamberi has work experience in the fields of political science, journalism, translation and advocacy for human rights. Over the years, he has contributed to various foreign and regional media, including Agence France Presse (AFP), Radio France Internationale, Le Monde, El Mundo, The Guardian, New York Times, etc. Kamberi has also worked as a consultant and lecturer, giving his knowledge and experience to journalists and researchers. Currently, he is also the editor of the francophone portal, "Courriers des Balkans" and the chief editor of "Le Monde diplomatique - Albanian". He serves as the Chairman of the Board of the "Musine Kokalari" Institute. Belgzim Kamberi is the coordinator of IPS Musine Kokalari's annual Public and Social Policy Academy, an initiative that provides a platform for young people in Kosovo to come together and discuss important issues related to public policy and social justice. Through this academy, Kamberi hopes to create a space of dialogue and collaboration, where ideas and perspectives can be freely and constructively exchanged. Belgzim Kamberi graduated in French Language & Literature at the University of Prishtina and has a master's degree in Political Sociology at the University of Paris VIII (France).

Adelina Hasani


Adelina Hasani is a distinguished researcher and publicist, having earned a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Ankara, following the completion of her undergraduate degree at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University. She also holds a Master's degree in Human Rights and Democracy in South East Europe, which she received from the University of Sarajevo and the University of Bologna (ERMA). Her academic pursuits have focused on various areas, including gender studies, political economy, and security issues. She has contributed to the scholarly community by publishing several research papers, covering topics such as gender equality, nationalism, and Russian foreign policy. In addition to her academic endeavors, Hasani has played an active role in organizing numerous training programs centered on gender issues, community organizing, and development. She has also been associated with various local organizations dedicated to promoting social-economic development and women's empowerment, ensuring their active participation in all political and social processes. Notably, she is a co-founder of the initiative Femaktiv in Prizren and the editor-in-chief of Prizma Medium. Currently, Hasani serves as a researcher at KCSS.

Artan Mustafa


Artan Mustafa, PhD, currently serves as a Professor Assistant of Political Science at the University for Business and Technology (UBT). Artan’s teaching and research focus on social policy and the social basis of politics. His research has appeared in the Contemporary Southeastern Europe, Global Social Policy, International Journal of Social Welfare, Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, Party Politics, Revija za Socijalnu Politiku, Social Policy and Administration, and in several edited book volumes. He has also contributed book reviews to the European Journal of Social Security and Social Policy and Administration and has provided peer-review contributions to the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, and UBT’s annual International Conference in Political Science and International Relations (IC-PSIR). Artan writes as a national expert on pensions and social inclusion for the European Social Policy Analysis Network – ESPAN (formerly, European Social Policy Network - ESPN). During his doctoral studies, he worked as a pre-doctoral assistant and lecturer on the welfare state and democracy in Southeastern Europe at the University of Vienna’s Department of Political Science; he previously studied at the University of Prishtina (BA) and Uppsala University (MSc). Artan engages regularly in Kosovo’s civil society activities (via academia, media and other CSOs).

Jelena Savić


Jelena Savic, who is of Serbian Roma origin, currently holds the position of Inclusive Education consultant for UNICEF in Belgrade. She has worked with the Open Society Foundation and Roma Education Fund on their Scholarship Programs, and has collaborated with various Roma and feminist organizations in Serbia for the past twenty years. Savić holds an MA degree in Philosophy from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, where her thesis focused on dehumanization studies at the intersection of racism, sexism, and speciesism. She also holds a BA and MA degree in Andragogy from the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, Serbia. Her recent research has focused on the theory of whiteness and its application in the European context to Roma issues. Her work on "Gadjo Privileges" will be published in 2023 in Critical Romany Studies, Central European University Journal. Her chapter, "The Darker side of Eastern European (post) coloniality: The case of Roma," analyzing the decoloniality of Eastern Europe from a critical Romany perspective, will also be published in 2023 by Routledge in the book Decolonial Politics in European Peripheries: Redefining Progressiveness, Coloniality, and Transition Efforts. Jelena is a blogger and posts her poetry on and her visual materials and comic books on her page Her poetry has also been published in various magazines and anthologies, including Cat Painters: An Anthology of Contemporary Serbian Poetry, edited by Biljana D. Obradović and Dubravka Djurić, and published in 2016.

Agon Maliqi


Agon Maliqi is a renowned political analyst and accomplished media writer from Kosovo. Currently based in Tirana, Albania, he is highly regarded for his insightful commentary and in-depth analysis on the political and security issues facing the Western Balkans. Maliqi is a co-founder and former Chairman of the Board of Sbunker, a highly respected think tank that focuses on democracy and security issues in the region. Apart from his work at Sbunker, Maliqi is also an independent analyst and consultant who specializes in conflict, security, and democratization issues in the Balkans and South Caucasus. His expertise has earned him various prestigious fellowships, including the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the Draper Hills Fellowship at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. Maliqi completed his undergraduate studies in Political Science and European Studies at the American University in Bulgaria in 2006. He went on to earn a Master's Degree in International Development Policy from Duke University in the United States in 2012. His broad range of experiences and educational background have contributed to his extensive knowledge and expertise in political and security issues in the Western Balkans and South Caucasus.