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Monday, 06 September, 2004: Edita Tahiri
Edita Tahiri, a former foreign minister of Kosova (1991-2000) and a former presidency member of the Democratic League of Kosova (LDK) (1991-98), has been active in politics since 1990, when Kosova was militarily occupied by Serbia. After graduating from the University of Prishtina in 1980, she studied in Britain, Germany and the United States, where she received a master's degree in public administration from the John.F.Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Edita Tahiri was a member of the Kosova delegation at the London Conference on the Former Yugoslavia in 1992, and a negotiator at the Rambouillet Conference in 1999. Her political activity has included a particular emphasis on the empowerment of women, in Kosova and internationally. At present she is a member of parliament and leads the newly formed political party Democratic Alternative of Kosova. She also lectures in the department of political science at the University of Prishtina, and has published the book: 'The Rambouillet Conference: negotiating process and documents'.
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