Viktor Ivezaj is a Ph.D. student at Wayne State University where he specializes in Balkan politics, minority rights, nationalism, and ethnic conflict. His dissertation will focus on the shifting Albanian Identity in post-conflict Yugoslavia. Ivezaj recently served as a Special Lecturer in OU’s Department of Political Science where he taught courses in World Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy. Ivezaj currently works as a Consultant for the Albanian-American Association, including several other NGOs dealing with minority rights issues in Kosova, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Serbia. Last summer Ivezaj led a delegation to the U.S. State Department where he presented a feasibility study on the status of Albanians in Montenegro.
Paul Kubicek, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Oakland University where he teaches courses in Comparative Politics, Russian Politics, European Politics, Middle Eastern Politics, Politics through Literature and several courses in the Honors College. Dr. Kubicek formerly served as a faculty member at Koc University in Istanbul, where he taught International Relations and Comparative Politics. His research interests include Turkish politics, Central Asian politics and the European Union. He is currently working on a paper on Israeli identity as portrayed in film and television.
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