Enver Hoxhaj

Enver Hoxhaj is currently Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo, and exercised this post in a previous term as well (2011-2014), playing a central role in the consolidation and strengthening of bilateral and multilateral diplomacy of Kosovo.

Previously Hoxhaj served as minister of education  (2008-2011), where he was engaged in the modernization of education after independence of the country, and served as a deputy in four legislatures, and recently was Head of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Policy (2014-2016).

Hoxhaj was member of the Kosovo delegation in the talks on the final status of Kosovo (2005-2007), led by Special Envoy of the UN, the President Martti Ahtisaari. Mr. Enver Hoxhaj participated in all meetings as member of the Kosovar delegation. Ahtisaari document resulted in the comprehensive proposal for Kosovo’s independence.

Hoxhaj completed doctoral studies in history and politics at the University of Vienna, attending lectures in history and politics sciences.  After a long period of research between 1994 and 2000 at the Universities of Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Rome, Bologna, Florence and Paris, he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation. During his stay in Austria, he was a scientific researcher at the University of Vienna and leader of a research team on the Balkans at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte (1996-2000). Between 2003 and 2004 he was a scientific researcher (fellow) at the London School of Economics– Center for Study of the Global Governance. He has published academic papers in English,

German and Albanian about issues of ethnicity, nationalism, identity and ethnic conflict.

In addition, he delivered various lectures at many world universities such as in the University of Oxford, University College of London, Johns Hopkins University, and Columbia University etc.

He speaks and writes fluently English, German and Serbo-Croatian languages. He lives in Prishtina with his spouse Remzie, son Liri and daughter Lea.