International Symposia and Conferences

Diplomacy, Gender Empowerment and Nation Building
On March 8th, 2018, in Kosovo, Professor Dr Nabil Ayad organised the conference on: Diplomacy, Gender Empowerment and Nation Building in collaboration with Kosovo Diplomatic Academy. The conference coincided with the International Women’s Day and the celebration of the 5th anniversary of establishing the Kosovo Diplomatic Academy. It was the 23rd International Conference in the series of Diplomacy in the 21st Century.

The conference was attended by senior government officials, decision-makers, diplomats , academics and practitioners.

First Plenary Session

(l- r) H E Prof. Dr. Beqir Ismaili, Director General of Kosovo Diplomatic Academy, who spoke about the achievements of the Academy during the last five years, Professor Dr. Nabil Ayad who spoke about Empowering Women in Government: Diplomatic Challenges, H E Mrs Rejhan Vuniqi - Deputy Foreign Minister of Kosovo who delivered the speech of His Excellency Behgjet Pacolli, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Gender Empowerment: Addressing the Gap, Mrs Maria Pacolli, Artistic Director of Ibrahim Kodra Swiss Foundation who spoke about: Promoting Kosovo Through Culture - A Twofold Role.

(l-r at head of table) H E Prof. Dr. Beqir Ismaili, Professor Dr. Nabil Ayad, H E Dr Albena Refki Reshitaj – Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning who spoke about Diplomacy and Gender

Professor Dr. Nabil Ayad addressing the conference.
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(Right) Mr Besnic Hoti, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kosovo.

Ms. Barbara Locatelli , Merchandising Director RTW.

(l-r)Ms. Ermina Lekai Priaskal, Member of Parliament, Republic of Kosovo and Ms. Vera Lerbakova, Director, Diplomatic Academy of Czech Republic.

Dr.. Flora Brovina, Member of Parliament , Republic of Kosovo

Ms. Satka Hajdarpasic, Director, Diplomatic Academy of the Republic of Montenegro