February 2017 has brought Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF) Graduate Fellowship program great news and successes of its alumni on the world stage.
Zana Zeqiri Rudi, an alumna of the KAEF program was recently named Kosova's Ambassador to Panama. Zana (Master in Public Policy, Harvard University '10) previously worked as an advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Kosova and as Chargé d'Affaires at the Kosova Embassy in Panama, which was established on November 15th, 2013. We wish Zana good luck in building and strengthening the ties of friendship between Kosova and Panama.
Another great achievement comes from KAEF alumnus Shpat Deda (Master in Business Administration, Temple University, ’15). Shpat was engaged as a producer in the making of short film HOME, a British-Kosovar production to win a BAFTA award in the category of Best Short Film. HOME is the first Kosovar production, partially shot in Kosova, to win the prestigious BAFTA award. During a press conference in Prishtina, Shpat remarked: “Success comes best served when shared with others and in the case of HOME we share it with so many people, it’s a true blessing! HOME has brought together the most talented young people whom I had the honor to work with and it serves as a proof about Kosova’s potential. We need to build more bridges so that the Kosovar talent comes to international attention because we already have many successes to prove that this is possible.”