GEOPOLITICS OF THE BALKANS: BETWEEN THE WEST AND RUSSIA
GUEST SPEAKER: Blerim Reka, Ambassador Professor SEEU
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Wed. April 25, 2:30 – 3:30pm
USF St. Petersburg, Harbor Hall Community Room
1000 3rd St. S.
Professor Dr. Blerim Reka is visiting USF St. Petersburg from Skopje, Macedonia to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between SEEU and USF St. Petersburg.
Ambassador Professor Dr. Blerim Reka is Pro-Rector for International Relations, (South East European University, SEEU). He was involved in constitutional and legal drafting in Macedonia and Kosovo, as a member of the Constitutional Committee of Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia, drafting constitutional amendments to the constitution in accordance with the Ohrid Framework Agreement 2001, and a member of the constitutional experts team of the UN SRSG which drafted the Constitutional Framework for Kosovo, (2001).
Mr. Reka also has experience in the media as vice chairman of the board of directors of Radio Television of Kosovo (RTK), appointed by UN SRSGs Hans Hakerup, Hary Holkeri and Soren Jessen-Petersen (2001-2006); founder and director of Radio Rilindja (1999-2000); director of the daily newspaper Rilindja (1999-2000), the oldest Albanian language daily in former Yuogoslavia, first published in 1945; and a correspondent for the BBC World Service’s Albanian section from Pristina (1993).
He has been professor of International Law, International Relations and EU Law at SEEU since 2002; University of Tetovo (1998-2005); University of Pristina (2002-2006); and a member of the PhD commission at: University Catolique de Louven (2011-2012); European Unviersity of Tirana (2011-2012); Institute for European Studies, University of Tirana (2011-2012).