INTRODUCING THIS YEAR’S KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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Today we are very honored to introduce the Keynote Speaker for MUN@TIU 2019: Mr. Leon Malazogu - the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to Japan.

"Mr. Leon Malazogu is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kosovo to Japan, as well as non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kosovo to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia. He completed his studies at the American University in Bulgaria and the University of Notre Dame, specializing in international relations, governance and conflict resolution. Before taking this position, Mr. Malazogu ran Democracy for Development Institute (D4D), a think-tank dedicated to research links between democracy and development. He has served as a Board Member of the University of Prishtina and was a part of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group set up by the University of Graz. He taught in several universities in Kosovo and Macedonia and was scholar in residence at the Arizona State University. Mr. Malazogu 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 Princeton-based Project on Ethnic Relations. He has published numerous studies on democratization and regional affairs."
(source: Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Tokyo,
http://www.ambasada-ks.net/jp/?page=2,20)

With all of his experience and expertise as the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo in Tokyo, we are certain that Mr. Malazogu will bring great insight to our conference. Kosovo has recently declared that its number one foreign policy priority is to align with countries that respect democracy and free trade, and thus, it feels a natural closeness with the foreign policy of Japan.

Please welcome Mr. Leon Malazogu as our Keynote Speaker for MUN@TIU 2019 and follow him on twitter @malazogu

THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS IS TAKING PLACE ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE CONFERENCE AT 9 AM