Kosovo-born Labinot Berlajolli arrived in the United States as a political refugee and is currently completing an MA in diplomacy at Seton Hall University’s John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations.
Berlajolli serves as an advisory board member on the National Albanian American Council, a think tank dedicated to promoting peace and economic development in the Balkans. In conjunction with other board members, including Nobel laureate Ferid Murat and Ambassador William Walker, he is involved in making recommendations for policy change and creating campaigns to promote public awareness in areas of political corruption, human rights abuses and misuse of power.
Berlajolli has also worked with the United Nations mission in Kosovo and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe as a mediator with youths from opposing ethnic groups within the Balkan region.
Currently serving as senior editor for the Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Berlajolli is working with authorities to examine infectious disease in terms of global health and international security.