May 23, 2017
The Foreign Affairs and Diplomacy club (FAD) is a newly established club at RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) which serves as a social and academic society of students of RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) with interest in all matters of diplomacy.
During this past academic year student members of FAD were part of many sessions of academic talks on world politics and diplomacy. A unique component of activities within FAD was the study visits they payed to different diplomatic organizations in Kosovo. The FAD would like to thank the OSCE Mission in Kosovo for their willingness and openness to deliver a presentation on rule of law. Similarly, the Swiss Embassy was enormously generous to find some time off their busy schedule to talk to FAD about their work in Kosovo and their forthcoming projects. Another organization we owe a sincere gratitude to is the European Cultural and Information Centre in Prishtina.
Club advisor and professor Mentor Nimani stated that “FAD is a meeting place of like-minded students who are curious about how organizations around the world operate. To be able to gain knowledge on these issues, helps students develop thinking in diplomatic terms”.
Student members come from different backgrounds, ranging from fields of economics, management, public policy, international relations, and while they might differ in their career concentration, what they all share is a passion for development and diplomacy. Elda Brada, a first-year student and member of the club stated that being part of FAD has helped her a lot on better understanding how politics is carried out in real life. “It was such a great experience having had the opportunity to visit different international organizations, learning how they operate and also getting to know more about their missions. I would like to continue to be part of this club and also contribute to it.”
Founder and club President Shpresa Frrokaj says that FAD is an amazing opportunity for such young leaders to continue to engage in depth with diplomacy in the future and to nurture their curiosity. She claimed that “FAD-ers are excellent young leaders – curios, brave, and committed to making a positive change in their communities, certainly with a global perspective in mind!”
FAD will continue its activities in the upcoming semester, Fall 2017; until then, stay tuned for the next projects.