Head of Research
Dani is the head of research at the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS), and in that capacity he also serves as a team leader of the working package on online and offline (de) radicalization in the framework of the EU research project PAVE (Preventing and Addressing Violent Extremism through Community Resilience in the Western Balkans and the MENA).
Dani coordinates the research process in Kosovo, North Macedonia, Lebanon and Tunisia. Dani holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the School of Law and Government of the Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland, as well as a Master of Letters degree in peace and conflict studies from the St. Andrews University, Scotland as a Chevening scholar. He previously served as a deputy minister for European integration in the Kosovo government (2015-2016), and before that was an active member of the civil society in Kosovo, including co-founding the FOL Movement. His work has been published by the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, and Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies. Dani is also an alumni of the U.S. Department of State's, International Visitor Program (IVLP).