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Faton Bislimi

Faton (Tony) Bislimi, founder of TBG Foundation, was born and raised in Gjilan, Kosovo. He holds honors (summa cum laude) bachelor degrees in computer science (BS) and mathematics (BA) from Texas Lutheran University (2005), a Master`s in Public Administration and International Development from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2007), where he was a Kennedy Fellow, and an MA in International Relations from Dalhousie University (2010). He has lectured and presented at several international conferences on issues related to education, economic and social development, conflict resolution, and interethnic relations. A member of many honor and academic societies in the US (such as Alpha Chi, Golden Key, U.S. National Scholars Honor Society, Who`s Who, etc), he has also earned important academic distinctions and awards. His work experience includes positions with major international organizations - such as UNDP, RTI International, etc. He also has a passion to teach and has served as a university lecturer at universities in Kosovo, Canada, and the US. Currently, he serves as a Senior Fellow at the Kosovo Public Policy Center and is pursuing his PhD studies in Political Science at the University of Alberta where he is a Doctoral Fellow of the EU Centre of Excellence. Tony now holds the Marshall Memorial Fellowship 2015-16 of the German Marshall Fund of the US. His wife Nora, daughters Fiona and Olsa, and he live in Edmonton, Alberta.