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Florian Qehaja

Executive Director, Kosovar Centre for Security Studies


Florian QehajaFlorian Qehaja is the Executive Director of the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS). He also serves as Kosovo Team Leader of the Centre for Integrity in the Defence Sector (CIDS) of the Norwegian MoD. Mr Qehaja is author of several scientific publications in the security field as well as author/co-author of local and international publications regarding the field of security, rule of law and regional cooperation. Furthermore, he is an international consultant cooperating with leading international governmental and non-governmental organizations. He is frequently invited by the Western Balkans media to comment on the security affairs. Mr Qehaja has been awarded prestigious scholarships such as the OSI/Chevening and Fulbright scholarships. He is currently concluding his PhD at the Faculty of Social Sciences (Department of Security Studies), University of Ljubljana. His PhD research is on "Local ownership and security sector development in Kosovo". He received his MA in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Sussex (United Kingdom) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law at the University of Prishtina.