Atifete Jahjaga, former president of Kosovo and founder of the Jahjaga Foundation, will be a visiting professor in the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Jahjaga served as the fourth, and the first woman, president of the Republic of Kosovo. Jahjaga is Kosovo's first non-partisan candidate, the first female head of state in the modern Balkans, and the youngest female world leader to be elected to the highest office. Jahjaga constantly participates in national and international conferences and initiatives aimed at empowering women and supporting the survivors of sexual violence during the war. She continues to be resolute in her fight against violent extremism and radicalization and a staunch promoter of peace and stability for the Balkans and beyond.