On Tuesday, March 6 the Dartmouth community is honored to host a distinguished guest, Atifete Jahjaga, president of the Republic of Kosovo. You are invited to view a live online broadcast of President Jahjaga's public address, "The Kosovo Story: Challenges and Successes in State-Building Processes."
The lecture will be broadcast live from the Hopkins Center's Moore Theater at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) via: http://www.youtube.com/Dartmouth. In-person attendance at the event is open to the public with seating on a first-come basis.
President Jahjaga was elected to the presidency of Kosovo last April at the age of 35. She is the fourth person to be elected president of the new nation, following its fight for independence 13 years ago.
She will spend time during her two-day visit to Dartmouth meeting and discussing a variety of issues—including leadership and health care—with faculty, students, and administrators. The president will also attend an undergraduate class session on state creation.
Dartmouth has deep ties to Kosovo, beginning in 1999 when Dartmouth Medical School faculty and physicians from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., provided critical care to refugees after the war with Serbia. Two years ago, Dartmouth and American University in Kosovo formed a partnership through which Dartmouth works with Kosovo's only private nonprofit university on a number of initiatives.