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Albulena Halili

Research Assistant at MVDSI. PhD Candidate in Transatlantic Relations. Master in Diplomacy.

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About Me

Albulena Halili is a Research Assistant at Max van der Stoel Institute (MVDSI) and member of the Social Sciences Research Group (SSG). She is a double alumna of South East European University (BSc and MSc) and became part of the SEEU staff in 2007, firstly as a coordinator at the Human Rights Center and then at the International Relations and Research Office.

Albulena has been part of the MVDSI since its establishment in 2012, while she was also working at the SEEU Research Office. During 2014-2019 she served as Acting Head of the Research Office, which is the centralized University resource for research opportunities, publication assistance, and the promotion of systematic scholarly inquiry. She has served as one of the main experts for the creation of guidelines that support the academic staff to avoid publishing in fake scientific journals and attending predatory conferences. As part of the Research Office, she has been among the leading members of the institutional team in completing HRS4R application in order to receive ‘HR Excellence in research’ award by European Commission, which is held by SEEU since July 2015.

During the same period, she was the Managing Editor of SEEU Review, an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online scientific journal published by South East European University in the international academic publisher De Gruyter. Since 2019 she leads the Media literacy Research Cluster which was created in cooperation with the Department of Communication and other university experts in this field. Her research interest is focused in international relations, more specifically transatlantic relations, hybrid warfare, disinformation war and geopolitics of the Balkans etc. She has been active in the online and written media through her articles, interviews and opinions about geopolitical developments in the region. She is a co-founder and editor-in-chief of the network PanAlbanica PanAlbanica.






PhD in International Relations (current), University of Tirana (2021),
Thesis: “Transatlanticism”

MSc in Diplomacy, South East European University (2010),
Thesis: “The system of Versailles – an unsustainable international order”

BSc in Law, South East European University (2006),