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Monmouth University’s School of Social Work and the Institute for Global Understanding are sponsoring a presentation titled “Kosovo: a new state and a new vision,” by the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga. The event is free and open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, December 13 at 5 p.m. in Wilson Auditorium. 

Mrs. Jahjaga was deputy general director of the Police of Kosovo from February 2009 until her election as president of the Republic of Kosovo, on April 7, 2011. Since the establishment of the Kosovo Police in early 2000, initially she served as a police officer, progressing at a regional level and that of the General Headquarters. 

President Jahjaga has served in key positions in the implementation of law and order in the professional standards unit, then assistant of the deputy director of the Kosovo Police, assistant of the head of human resources, special executive assistant of the Deputy Commissary for the Administration of the Kosovo Police, deputy commander of the Border Police of the Kosovo Police, head of training department, assistant of the Deputy Commissary of the KP Border Police, assistant of the Deputy Commissary of the Kosovo Police for personnel and training. 

President Jahjaga completed her studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Prishtina in 2000. She attended a postgraduate certification program in Police Management and Penal law at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom in 2006 and 2007, and a postgraduate certification in crime science program at the University of Virginia in 2007. Currently she is continuing master studies in International Relations at the Faculty of Law of the University of Prishtina.