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Kosovo's Emergence as a European Nation

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Ambassador Hamiti was born in Kosovo in 1964. He received a BA in English language and literature from Prishtina University (1987), an MA in English literature from Zagreb University (1990), and a PhD in English literature from the University of Prishtina (2006) for his study ‘Narrative Strategies and Meaning in Joyce and Conrad’. He has written a monograph on E. M. Forster.

Ambassador Hamiti was a visiting scholar in the UK in the 1990s at the University of East Anglia and Birkbeck College. He lectured on English literature at the University of Prishtina from 1989 to 2008. From 1991 through 1999, he worked at the Kosova Information Center (KIC), as editor-in-chief for the English service. Throughout the 1990s he worked closely with Dr Ibrahim Rugova, and was affiliated with his Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK). He served as a media advisor and spokesman for President Rugova from mid-2002 to January 2006.

From 2006 to 2008, Ambassador Hamiti was a senior political advisor to President Fatmir Sejdiu of Kosovo, Rugova’s successor to the Presidency of Kosovo. Ambassador Hamiti was a senior member of the Kosovo delegation to the internationally-mediated negotiating process for the determination of the final status of Kosovo from 2005 to 2007. The process was chaired by the UN Special Envoy for the status of Kosovo, Mr. Marti Ahtisaari.

Ambassador Hamiti set up the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in the UK, and served as the first head of the Embassy, as Chargé d’Affaires a.i., from October 2008 till September 2009, when he was appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo in London. In November 2009 he was designated non-resident Ambassador to New Zealand.

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