Date: 01.08.2016

Leonora KRYEZIU is Founder and Executive Director of Prishtina Institute for Political Studies. She has completed Linguistic studies and studies of English Language and Literature at Prishtina University. She has been working since 1995, initially as a teaching assistant at the Prishtina University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Philological Faculty, English Language Department and since 2003 she has been teaching at the Philosophic Faculty, in the Department of Political Sciences. She has been an active member of civil society for more than a decade now, in different local and international organizations serving as board member, guest speaker, facilitator and other capacities. Since 1999 she worked for USAID, International Crisis Group (ICG), European Center for Minority Issues (ECMI), from where she started the School of Politics together with a group of civil society activists. Since 2003, she is the Executive Director of PIPS and board member of European Association of the School for Political Studies of Council of Europe based in Strasbourg.

Alisa Hasani finished her MA studies at the Iowa State University, United States of America. Her field of study Fushat e  studimit te saj përfshijnë Politikat Publike dhe Politikat krahasuese. Interesi i saj janë hulutimet dhe analizat statistikore.  Alisa iu bashkangjit ekipit te PIPS me 2012; më  pas ajo ka punuar si Asistente PasUniversitare prane Universitetit te Shtetit te Iowa, ku ka realizuar hulumtime te shumta rreth politikave te Veteraneve. Që nga Qershori 2016,  ajo punon si Kordinatore e Projektit për MSA-ne, ne Institutin e Prishtinës për Studime Politike. Ndër sërë aktivitetesh jashtë-shkollore, ajo ka marrë pjesë edhe në Harvard Model United Nations, ne Harvard, Massachusetts.

Arjeta HASANI is the Administrative and Finance Manger of the Prishtina Institute for Political Studies. She joined PIPS in 2006 and since then she preformed many duties for the organization. For some time she acted both as project coordinator and admin personnel. She has a BA in journalism from “FAIK KONICA” College in Prishtina. Apart from the journalism background, Arjeta has also completed other finance and management courses. Her previous working experience is with local radio and newspaper agencies.

Endrit BYTYQI has joined the Prishtina Institute for Political Studies from July 2015. He has finished BA Studies in Political Science, University of Prishtina. Formerly, Endrit has been part of Kosovar Center for Security Studies as a Research Intern, and, also, part of the informal group ‘’Voice of Voiceless”, financed by National Democratic Institute-NDI. His work focus is on improving the governance at the local level in Kosovo and also on the field of youth employment. His main interests are related to development issues and public policies. He has participated in numerous of activities in Kosovo and abroad, most notably: ‘’The Third Hague Peace Conference 2015” organized by the Hague University, Vienna Model of European Union 2014, Brussels Opens Doors 2015- Study Visit, World Forum for Democracy, and other important conferences.

Butrint BERISHA is a Project Coordinator at Prishtina Institute for Political Studies, from May 2014. He has finished BA Studies in Political Science, University of Prishtina and is currently enrolled in MA Studies in Stockholm University. He has been involved in a number of informal education activities in Kosovo and abroad most notably: Brussels Open Doors in Brussels, organized by EU Office in Kosovo and Balkan Model United Nations in Albania. Berisha also published short stories, and literary recessions in cultural local magazines.

Artan ÇOLLAKU is a School of Politics alumnus and PIPS’s associate. He mainly supports PIPS in project development and research. He has completed Master studies in European Studies at the University of Leuven (KUL), in Belgium, and Bachelor in Political Science at the University of Prishtina. Çollaku has a long experience mainly in the area of European integration and with public policies.