Alumni Feature: Arsim Mulaku

Name: Arsim Mulaku

Year of Graduation: 2010

Q: Where do you work?

A: I work as a Rule of Law Project Officer at the European Union Office in Prishtina, Kosovo.

Q: What do you do at your job?

A: I program and implement EU financial assistance provided to Kosovo in the framework of Instrument for Pre‐accession Assistance (IPA). I follow developments as well as manage projects in the field of rule of law. I support policy dialogue with Kosovo institutions and other relevant stakeholders and developments in the area of rule of law. I attend conferences, workshops, discussions, etc. relevant to the porfolio that I currently cover and create internal policy updates for the office management/team leader, etc.

Q: What is your favorite memory at the Brandt School?

A: Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009: Such a monumental event! The recent visit of President Barack Obama in The Hague for 2014 Nuclear Security Summit/G7 meetng reminded me of this. The former Brandt School’s Common Room at the University’s main building basement was filled up with friends and colleagues gathered to watch, celebrate and be part of this significant moment. And all that for a good reason! Back then, world was facing the worst economic situation in years, while a hope for better days to come was just dawning. For us, as students of public policy, this was an enormously important event which could not be missed. I’m so happy I was part of this (student) historic moment! Here’s a picture showing this moment ;‐)

Q: Anything else you want to share with us?

A: I miss all my wonderful friends and colleagues so much, as well as nice moments in our beautiful Erfurt! Ich liebe Erfurt <3