May 17th, 2016
On May 12th, 2016, the Rector of the Epoka University Prof. Dr. Güngör Turan and the Head of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Assoc Prof. Dr. Salih Özcan had the pleasure to welcome the distinguished speaker, Dr. Odeta Barbullushi, the Deputy Minister of the Foreign Affairs of Albania at the Epoka University Campus. The event started by the opening remarks of professor Ozcan where he pointed out the importance of discussing the foreign policy of Albania in front of the current and immediate regional and global challenges. Dr. Odeta delivered a speech on the topic “A Strategic Analysis of the Foreign Policy of Albania: Challenges to EU Integration and Security”. In her talk, she covered primarily Albania’s relations with the countries of the region, both at the bilateral level and in the context of international organizations, and Albania’s relations with the EU and EU member states. At the end of the forum she answered questions of students that ranged from issues of Albanian identity in the process of EU integration to governmental strategies to cope with the rise of extreme rightists in important member states of EU.
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