Amanda Petersen is a third year Juris Doctorate Candidate at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Her academic focus is international law, rule of law, and human rights law. She spent six months studying at the Rule of Law and Governance program hosted by the McCain Institute in Washington D.C. During her time in D.C. she also interned with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Human Rights, Labor and Democracy. From May through July of 2017 she received a transnational law grant to complete a fellowship with the National Democratic Institute Albania field office. She graduates in May 2018, plans to take the American Bar Association Exam and practice in the field of international law.
Mandrit Kamolli is a young professional in the field of human rights currently working as project assistant at National Democratic Institute (NDI) Albania focusing mainly in transparency of political party financing and election related activities. Previously, he has been engaged with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania, OSCE/ODHIR and Albanian Education Foundation. Mandrit has studied law in Albania and holds a joint master degree in Human Rights and Democratization from European Inter-University Centre and University of Nottingham.
His Contributions to ALJ: Issue 6 - Albanian Legislation:The Importance of Regulation and Enforcement for Political Party Financial Transparency in Albania
Klodiana Beshku is a lecturer at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Tirana since 2008. She was the Head of this Department from 2014 2015 and Adviser at the Cabinet of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through LEAD Albania Program from 2015 to 2016. She has been chief of different courses, for example: Geopolitics (with a special focus on the Region of the Western Balkans and the relationship of EU-US-Russia with the region), Theories of Regional Relations and Security, New Social Movements, Politics and Society in the Southern-Eastern Europe, Central Regional and Local Governance (with a special focus on Europeanization, regionalism and federalism) etc. She is a Phd in Geopolitics at the University of Pisa, Italy, graduated in 2011 with the thesis: “The role of the European Community in the dissolution of Ex-Yugoslavia. The case of Bosnia and Herzegovina”. She has a Master Degree in European Studies “The process of Building Europe”, given in joint action by University of Siena and University Robert Schuman III of Strasbourg, earned in 2005. Since September 2011, she is Chief Editor of the Scientific Journal “Politikja” and co-editor of the volume “Albania and Europe in a Political Regard”, published with Cambridge Scholar Publishing in 2013.
Reald Keta has completed his studies with Master's degree in Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Tirana in 2010. Since 2012, he has worked mainly for the organization Kriik Albania, part of the Coalition of Domestic Observers network. Throughout this experience as a law expert on electoral issues, he has pursued ongoing electoral processes and initiatives of general, bylaw and referenda character. Also, part of the engagement has been other institutional processes closely related to electoral processes, such as the reform of the electoral law framework, the process of decriminalization, or the efforts to reform the referenda legal framework. In this regard, his areas of expertise are the monitoring of the electoral process, the financial activity of political parties and electoral subjects as well as issues pertaining to Electoral Justice.