Steering Council members

Lulzim Tafa

Chairman of Steering Council

Chairman of Steering Council of AAB College, Lulzim Tafa, was born in 1970 in Lipjan, Republic of Kosovo. He completed his bachelor and master studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Pristina, and his doctoral studies at the University of Sarajevo with the dissertation in the field of Law.

Academic engagement

Lulzim Tafa has extensive experience as a full-time and visiting professor in the field of criminal studies at several universities in Kosovo and abroad. During his academic career, he has performed important functions, including managerial positions in research centers, faculties, and university departments. Currently, he serves as Chairman of Steering Council of the AAB College in Pristina. He has been a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals and a member of the governing boards of several organizations in the fields of law, human rights, and criminology.

Research and publications

He has published scientific books and monographs in the field of criminology and criminal law in Albanian and Bosnian language. He is a participant of many roundtables and symposia on human rights issues, criminology, criminalistics etc. He is a regular columnist for several daily newspapers and informative portals in Kosovo and abroad.

He has also published seven poetry reviews. He is Author of many poetries, prose, drama, literary criticism. His poetries are translated into several languages of the world and included in some anthologies, rewarded with many literary prizes.

His books so far have been translated into English, German, Italian, Serbian / Croatian, Bosnian, Romanian, French, Arabic, Greek, Turkish and Swedish.

His most well-known books are:

”Blood Is No Water”- (a collection of poems, Rilindja Press, Prishtina, 1993),

”Sadness Metaphor”- (Rilindja Press, Pristina, 1997),

”Planet of Babylon, poetic drama”,- (Rilindja, Pristina 1997),

”A Message from Death”-(collection of poems, 1998),

”Two More Words To Say”-(collection of poems, Faik Konica Press, Prishtina, 2012),

”Let These Words Be Forgotten”- (collection of poems, Faik Konica, Pristina, 2015)

Famous publishing companies and literary magazines from all over the world have translated and published his books, whereas home and international scholars and literary critics have published commendable reviews about his scientific and poetic works. He is one of the most eminent and most translated Albanian living poets today.

Some of the books published in foreign languages are: “Traumausstellung” in German, “Terrible songs” in English in New York, “Under manen sover tiderna” in Swedish, “Expozitie de vise” in Romanian, “La the French language version, “Vraziji Posao” in Bosnian, “La chronica di una santa Guerra” in Italian, “Zavjetu pjesma” in Montenegrin, ”Teuta” the second edition in Romanian language,”Dali Ti Imas Bolka” in Macedonian language, etc.

He is also a regular member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

He lives in Pristina.

He Lectures:

Criminal law

Ilir Tafa

Member of the Sterring Council
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Ilir Tafa was born in Lipjan, in 1974. He is one of the well-known and famous actors in Kosovo and abroad. He played in many films and theatre projects in Kosovo and abroad, especially in Bosnia and Croatia.

At the beginning of the studies, Ilir Tafa started mastering the actor’s profession and within a short period of time achieved highly praised performance, in theatre and cinema, both at home and abroad. So far, he played in several films and serials, and in many theatrical performances, with a variety of stage roles as: “Sonte jam vetëm”( Tonight I am alone),”Alo 038” (Hello 038), then “Studio 2” (Studio 2) in the featuring films “Atje ku nuk lind dielli”(Where the sun does not rise) “Shtëpia e tmerrit” (House of Horror), serial films “Kamera me yjet” (Camera with the stars) “Kandidati për president” (Presidential Candidate) “Kaçurrelët” (Curls) “Zogjtë e luftës” (War Birds).Since 2009 he participated in many theatrical artistic projects, films and TV as well. In the whole region of former Yugoslavia he became most famous due to serial film “Lud, Zbunjen, Normalan” (Crazy, Confused, Normal).

He was awarded the price of “Best Actor”, at the Film Festival of Kosovo – Gjilan, the Festival of Albanian Comedy in Preshevo, Balkan Theatre Festival in Pristina and the Albanian Theatres Festival held in Debar, Macedonia.

Ilir Tafa holds the highest university degree in the field of acting being at the same time a lecturer of Diction subject. He lives and works in Prishtina.

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Muhamet Mustafa

Member of the Sterring Council

Agim Vinca

Member of the Steering Council

Agim Vinca was born on 22nd of May 1947 in Veleshte –Struga, in Macedonia. He completed the elementary school in his hometown, whereas the high school in Struga. He completed his Studies of Albanian Language and Literature in 1970 at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Prishtina, where he also got his Master and Doctoral degree. He is a Professor at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Prishtina lecturing the Contemporary Albanian Literature. Agim Vinca is among the well-known contemporary Albanian poets and one of the most distinguished scholars of the Albanian Literature. Agim Vinca is also engaged with literary translations. He participated in debates and scientific conferences in Prishtina, Skopje, Tirana, Istanbul, Rome, Paris, New York, Berlin etc. He lives and works in Prishtina.

Ibrahim Berisha

Member of the Sterring Council

Ibrahim Berisha (1955) was born in the Republic of Kosova. He earned a PhD in sociology of communications. After working as a journalist and editor in Kosova and abroad, he now teaches at the Department of Sociology in the University of Prishtina, Kosova. Some of his books that include sociological and cultural works, poetry, stories and novels are: Death of Colony, Powerless Wisdom, Media Culture, The Real Utopia, Media- Agents of Communication, Intellectual Convergence, Media and Transition, Socioculture, Cage of Fear, Tribe of Lost Kings, Woman of Loneliness, Wind of the rain, Tuesday Night, The Whisper of the Shadow, Origins of Renunciation, The End is Possible, Sunday’s Surface etc. His works have been translated into German, English, French, Swedish, Slovenian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, Macedonian, Turkish, Romanian etc.

Mimoza Shahini

Member of the Sterring Council

Prof.ass. Mimoza Shahin is a full-time lecturer at the AAB College. She has been a lecturer in different Universities such as the State University of Prishtine and Mitrovica and in private universities such as Dardania College and the European University of Tirana. She graduated in Medical Sciences at the University of Tirana, Albania, later won the title of Master of Science at the University of Prishtina. While the title Doctor of Medical Sciences at the University of Vienna in Austria.

Prof.ass. Mimoza Shahin is a specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as a Family Therapist. During her career, she has been an International Advisor to the World Psychiatric Association for the Global Program for Children, a member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal “Developmental Translational Psychiatry”, President of the “Association for Mental Health for Children and Adolescents” and the Kosovo Association for Family Therapy. She is the founder of the “Center for Human Services and Development.”

She is currently involved in projects that promote early childhood education and is a member of the advisory body of the Ministry of Education, for early childhood education.

Her international experience is related to her involvement in several international projects. She has been a member of the research group “ASEBA (The Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment) for 11 years. Dr Shahini also contributed to the NATO publication ‘Political violence, organized crimes, terrorism and youth’ (2008), including the proceedings of the workshop on this subject at the Hacettepe University in Ankara (Turkey). The main focus of her studies has been the development of children and the connection of mental health problems with genetic, social, political and She is the author and co-author of several publications in the field of medical and psychological sciences

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Nedžad Korajlić

Member of the Steering Council

Nedžad Korajlić was born in 1963 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He completed the following studies: the Faculty for Security and Public Defence in Skopje (1990), the High School of Internal Affairs in Belgrade (1996), Master’s degree (2003) and Doctoral studies (2006) at the Faculty of Criminalistics, Criminology and Security Studies at the University of Sarajevo.

So far he has worked in many local institutions and universities as well as abroad, where he also exercised senior leadership positions. From 2012 he has been engaged as a dean and professor at the Faculty of Criminalistics, Criminology and Security Studies of the University of Sarajevo, professor at the Technology and Business College in Doboj, professor at the “Logoscentar” College in Mostar, and professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Sarajevo. Before 2012 he worked as a professor at these universities as well: University of Zenica, University of Travnik, University of Belgrade, etc. Since the year of 2006 he has been working as a professor at the Faculty of Law at the AAB College. In 2016 he was also elected a member of the Steering Council of this institution.

To date, he has published over 50 papers in scientific journals. He has also published several scientific books. He lives and works in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Adriatik Kelmendi

Member of the Steering Council

Adriatik Kelmendi was born on 20th of February 1978, in Prishtina. He is a lecturer at the Faculty of Mass Communication in AAB College. He is also a speaker, columnist, journalist, and the host of the show “Rubikon” which is broadcasted in “Koha Vision” television channel, where different social topics are elaborated, he is also known as a writer and author. Adriatik Kelmendi lives and works in Prishtina.

 

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Lorik Cana

Member of the Sterring Council
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He was born on July the 27th, 1983 in Prishtina. His career in sport began at the age of seven at the Swiss club FC Laussane Sport, meanwhile his professional career began in France’s Ligue 1 in 2000, at the Paris Saint Germain (PSG), then it continued at the Club (OM) “Olimpique de Marseille”, where he was also the captain of the team.

From 2009 to 2010, he continued his career in England, in the Premier League team “Sunderland”, where he was team captain too, then from 2010-2011 in Turkey at the Istanbul team “Galatasaray”, from 2011-2014 he played for the Italian team of Serie A “Lazio” Rome, and in the end, he played for the French team FC “Nantes”.

In addition to the teams Lorik Cana played for since 2003 to 2016, he was also part of the Albania National Team as well as its captain, with a national record of 93 games played for the Albania national team.

Decrees and nominations:

Lorik Cana has been decreed and nominated for many positions such as:

  • Albanian Sports Ambassador, nominated in September 2018;
  • Ambassador of ‘’Grassroots’’ for the UEFA Program, October 2017;
  • Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo, decreed by the former President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, 2015;
  • United Nations Ambassador – UNDP, for the Millennium Goals for Kosovo, December 2006;
  • Ambassador of the Nation, decreed by the former President of Albania, Bamir Topi, November 2008;
  • UNICEF Children’s Rights Ambassador to Albania, October 2010;
  • Special Ambassador of Kosovo Sports in the World, appointed by the Kosovo Olympic Committee, 2011;

Since 2016, Lorik Cana holds the status of the Diplomat of the Republic of Albania.

Charity activites:

In addition to his contribution in sports and culture, Lorik has shown his personality in charity, as well.

  • He donated several times to the Children’s Village “SOS Kinderdorf” in Prishtina;
  • Being passionate about the Albanian cultural heritage, in 2009 together with his colleague Igli Tare, payed an amount of 20,000 euros to a collector in Italy to restore the head of the statue of Zeus which was stolen in 1991 from the archaeological museum of Butrint in Albania. The statue of Zeus is one of the rarest and most precious values ​​of Albanian and world archeology which is protected by UNESCO.
  • It should be noted that Lorik, except being a successful captain in football, has shown skills even in moderation. He moderated a special spectacle for Albanians. It was a concert in Vatican on the occasion of the consecration of Mother Teresa, where Lorik and Rita Ora successfully moderated this spectacle which was followed by more than 500 world televisions and millions of spectators.
  • Lorik is founder and Chairman of the Board of “LorikCana5-Foundation” in Albania and in the branch in Kosovo. The purpose of the Foundation is to support and promote sport, culture and heritage, including but without being limited in the culture of practicing pre-school and school children, in the development of their skills in sport and culture, their active engagement in sport and culture as well as the establishment and support of a new generation oriented towards culture and sport.

Gentiana Uruçi

Member of the Sterring Council (student)

Fadil Vokrri

Honorary member of the Steering Council

Fadil Vokrri (23.06.1960-09.06.2018) – honorary member

Fadil Vokrri was born on 23rd of June, 1960 in Podujevo.

He was a well-known football player in the Yugoslavian League where he played for FC “Prishtina”, a team of the second division, and scored 33 goals in 84 games. Afterwards, he joined a team in the first division of the Yugoslavian League where he scored 22 goals in 88 games. Vokrri considered the 80’s as the most significant time of his life. In 1984 he debut in the team that represented Yugoslavia, becoming the only Albanian player to be a part of the Yugoslavian representation in football. During his representation of the Yugoslavian team, he scored 6 goals in 12 games that he was part of. In 1986 he transferred to FC “Partizan” from Belgrade with which he played 27 games and scored 13 goals. He received the award as a Football legend in Kosovo, as he was the flag bearer of the Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo in 1984. In 1987 his fame only grew as he was declared the best player in Yugoslavia. His career continued to flourish in FC “Nimes”, France and later in the Turkish FC “Fenerbahce” where he enjoyed great success before finally retiring in France once again with his family. After the war in Kosovo ended, he returned to help reform the former FC “Prishtina”. In 2008 he became the head of Kosovo’s Football Federation.

On 15th of January 2016, he was once again elected for another four-year term as chairman of KFF.

Fadil Vokrri graduated from the Faculty of Business and Management, and besides his mother tongue, he was fluent in French, Turkish, and the Serbo-Croatian languages.

He passed away on 9th of June, 2018.