Authors

Krisela Qirushi

Krisela Qirushi is a Senior Lawyer at Vodafone Albania. For four years, she has been working in a law office where she has been provided legal assistance to both domestic and international companies on a broad range of business and commercial issues. She holds two undergraduate degrees, in Political Science and in Law, and a Master’s Degree in European & International Law from the University of Strasbourg. Krisela has published several articles related to telecoms sector, corporate issues and mining sector. She is a member of the Albanian Bar Association and speaks fluently English, Greek and French.

Her Contributions to ALJ: 

Issue 5 - Human Rights: The Principle of Non-Discrimination on Grounds of Gender in the Workplace – Assessing Albanian Law through EU Standards

Mandrit Kamolli

Mandrit Kamolli is a young professional in the field of human rights currently working as project assistant at National Democratic Institute (NDI) Albania focusing mainly in transparency of political party financing and election related activities. Previously, he has been engaged with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania, OSCE/ODHIR and Albanian Education Foundation. Mandrit has studied law in Albania and holds a joint master degree in Human Rights and Democratization from European Inter-University Centre and University of Nottingham. 
His Contributions to ALJ: 
Issue 6 - Albanian Legislation: The Importance of Regulation and Enforcement for Political Party Financial Transparency in Albania

Klodiana Beshku

Klodiana Beshku is a lecturer at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Tirana since 2008. She was the Head of this Department from 2014 2015 and Adviser at the Cabinet of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through LEAD Albania Program from 2015 to 2016. She has been chief of different courses, for example: Geopolitics (with a special focus on the Region of the Western Balkans and the relationship of EU-US-Russia with the region), Theories of Regional Relations and Security, New Social Movements, Politics and Society in the Southern-Eastern Europe, Central Regional and Local Governance (with a special focus on Europeanization, regionalism and federalism) etc. She is a Phd in Geopolitics at the University of Pisa, Italy, graduated in 2011 with the thesis: “The role of the European Community in the dissolution of Ex-Yugoslavia. The case of Bosnia and Herzegovina”. She has a Master Degree in European Studies “The process of Building Europe”, given in joint action by University of Siena and University Robert Schuman III of Strasbourg, earned  in 2005. Since September 2011, she is Chief Editor of the Scientific Journal “Politikja” and co-editor of the volume “Albania and Europe in a Political Regard”, published with Cambridge Scholar Publishing in 2013.

Her Contributions to ALJ: 

Issue 5 - European Union and Integration: The European Union’s Normative Role in the Dissolution of the Ex-Yugoslavia: An Underestimated Contribution

Kejsi Ziu

Kejsi Ziu has completed her Bachelor degree (BSc.) in Law 2015 from the University of Tirana, Faculty of Law, with excellent academic achievements. During the period of 2015-2017, she completed her Master studies, obtaining a Master of Science (MSc.) degree in the field of Civil Law. During 2016-2017, she attended Radboud University in the Netherlands, graduating with a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in European Law. She specialized in EU Business Law, focusing especially on EU Competition Law and EU Company Law. Her previous professional experiences include working at the Prime Minister’s Office in Albania, at the OSCE Presence in Albania and at various NGOs in the country. She currently works as a Project Coordinator, at regional level, at the Center for Legal Civic Initiatives and as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Tirana, Faculty of Social Sciences, lecturing on European integration. She has also authored several articles and papers regarding the Albania's perspective to joining the European Union, published in the country and abroad.

Her Contributions to ALJ: 

Issue 6 - European Union and IntegrationThe Next EU Enlargement “Wave” in the Western Balkans: The case of Albania

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