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Ylber HYSA Ambasador i Republikës së Kosovës në Shkup

EXPERIENCE

2012 - Ambassador of Republic of Kosova to Republic of Macedonia in Skopje

2010 - Coordinator of Government of Kosovo for the North

2009 - Political and Security Advisor for Mitrovica Mayor and Liaison Officer with International Organizations (Project founded by SIDA)

2007 - Member of the Kosovo Negotiating Team for Status Talks and lobbyist at UNSC and Chairman of the Cultural Heritage Group
   
2004-2007 - Member of Parliament of Kosova, deputy chair of Parliamentarian Committee for Security
   
2004 - Founder of ORA Reformist Party, deputy-chair

2000-2004 - Editor of quarterly magazine Kosovo&Balkan Observer published in English and Albanian

1997-2004 - Director of think-tank Kosovo Action for Civic Initiatives

1990-1997 - One of the founders of the weekly and major independent daily Koha Ditore, editor

1990 - Founder of first anti communist youth organization Youth Parliament of Kosovo future Parlamentarian Party of Kosovo, secretary of Party

1990 - Assistant and later researcher at Institute of Albanian Studies in Prishtina

1990 - One of the leaders of civic disobedience and student movement against Milosevic regime in Kosovo

1989 - Journalist at Fjala magazine

EDUCATION

Fulbright grantee at USIP, Washington (http://www.usip.org/events/2005/0131_wkskosovo.html)

1993-1994 - MA at Department of History, Central European University in Budapest, Hungary
   
1989 - BA at Department of History, Faculty of Philosophy in Prishtina University

OTHERS
   
Stari Most Awards honor outstanding service (http://www.friendsofbosnia.org/_resources/news11/Awards.html)

Columnist and contributor to local, regional and international press

Participant in many professional discussions and international round-tables, Woodrow Wilson Center, USIP, NED, CSIS in Washington, Eliamep, Athens, Institute for Security Studies in Paris, Bertlesmann, Berlin, UNESCO, UN etc
(http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.events&themonth=&theyear=2005&x_owner_info=1422%2Ctopics, http://www.usip.org/events/2005/0419_wgyugo.html, http://www.cap.uni-,muenchen.de/download/2001/balkan_report_berlin_final.pdf,http://www.ned.org/publications/newsletters/spring02.html, http://www.europanostra.org/downloads/events/forum_kosovo_participants_canisy.pdf

Distinguished publications:
Shqipetaret dhe te tjeret (Albanians and the others) Book of historical essays 
UNMIK and KFOR in Kosovo, Chaillot Paper 46, April 2001, Institute for Security Studies, Paris (http://www.iss-eu.org/chaillot/chai46e.pdf)
Kosovo: a permanent international protectorate?, in The UN Role in Promoting Democracy: Between Ideals and Reality
Edited by: Edward Newman and Roland Rich (http://www.unu.edu/unupress/new/ab-UNrole.html)
Ylber Hysa, Kosova: A Fragile Agenda of Democratization, in Prospects and Risks, Beyond EU Enlargement, ed. Iris Kempe & Wim van Meurs, Bertelsmann Group for Policy Research, Center for Applied Policy Research, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich 8http://se1.isn.ch/serviceengine/FileContent?serviceID=7&fileid=49B7B7CF-741F-8986-7D26-CC8B3270A627&lng=en)