Dr Klodiana Beshku is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana. She studied Political Sciences/International Politics at the University of Siena (Magister) and holds a Joint Master’s Degree in European Studies “The Process of Building Europe” from the University of Siena and University of Strasbourg Robert Schuman III. She received her Doctorate in Geopolitics from the University of Pisa in 2011 with a thesis on the EC/EU’s Response to the Dissolution of the Ex-Yugoslavia.
She was Student of Excellency, a status given from the Albanian Ministry of Science and Education (2009), Adviser at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a LEAD Albania Fellow (2015-2016) and received a Civil Society Scholar Award from Open Society (2018). She was Editor in Chief of the Scientific Journal “Politikja” of the University of Tirana (2011-2017) and lately Coordinator of a Jean Monnet Module “Resilience and European Integration of the Western Balkans” (2017-2020) from the Erasmus+ Program of the European Commission.
She has co-edited “Albania and Europe in a Political Regard” (Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2013) and “Shtetformimi, Demokratizimi dhe Europianizimi i Ballkanit Perëndimor” (Statehood, Democratization and Europeanization of the Western Balkans, Edlora, 2018). She has participated in many international conferences/workshops and published several articles and policy papers in the fields of European Integration, Foreign Affairs and Geopolitics.