|Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo|
22 February 2011
|President||Atifete Jahjaga (April 2011 - present)|
|Prime Minister||Hashim Thaçi|
|Born||29 July 1956
|Political party||Democratic Alternative of Kosovo (ADK)|
|Alma mater||Harvard University
University of Pristina
University of Essex
Edita Tahiri[a] (born 29 July 1956) is the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo,[b] responsible for foreign policy and national security. Before taking on this role, Tahiri was the Minister of Public Administration.
Early life and education
Tahiri was born in Prizren. She studied studied telecommunications and electronics at the University of Pristina, graduating in 1980. In 1983 she did post-graduate studies in digital telecommunications at Essex University in Great Britain. Tahiri completed studies in Master of Public Administration, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 2006 and 2007, she studied on a Fulbright Scholarship at Johns Hopkins University - SAIS, completing a PhD in Political Sciences from University of Pristina.
|a.||^ Albanian spelling: Edita Tahiri, Serbo Cyrillic spelling: Едита Тахири.|
|b.||^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.|
- "Edita Tahiri Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosova". kryeministri-ks. Retrieved 15 July 2012.