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Dr. Skender Brucaj

Country: Albania

Professor, University College Beder

Skender graduated from Boğaziçi University with a major in psychology. His master’s focused on the role and influence that ethnocentrism has on people's behaviour. He completed his doctoral studies at the European University of Tirana with a focus on quality in higher education, and served as chairman of the Muslim Community of Albania between 2014 and 2019. During those years he supervised national projects on encountering violent extremism and promoting active citizenship of Muslims in society. He participated and contributed to dozens of national and international conferences on education, freedom of religion, tolerance and interfaith dialogue. He is a member of various national and international institutions, such as the World Muslim League, the World Muslim Communities Council, the Interreligious Council of Albania and the Institute for Religious Freedom and Democracy.