19th May 2017

Louis Dreyfus-Chevening/Weidenfeld and Hoffmann alumni Gent Salihu discusses his career since gradution


On May 11th, Weidenfeld Hoffmann Scholars had a chance to meet with Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholar Gent Salihu, who studied at Oxford as part of the first class to take the Masters in Public Policy in 2012-13. Since graduating, Gent has returned to his native Kosovo where he has worked as a political advisor. Gent is currently the Rule of Law and Governance Advisor to Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister, following his previous role as Advisor to the Minister of Justice. His current role includes supporting the development and implementation of Kosovo’s National Strategy on Property Rights—setting a comprehensive policy framework for securing rights to private property, including the property rights of women. Previously, Gent also served the President of Kosovo as an advisor to support the establishment of an anti-corruption council.
Scholars greatly enjoyed the chance to hear about the challenges and opportunities of life after graduating. As part of our Leadership Programme, alumni are encouraged to return to meet with students and help them prepare for their future careers. In addition to Gent's talk, we have also enjoyed hearing from Samafilan Ainan, who spoke to last year's cohort about her work combating ebola in Liberia. You can view a video of her talk here.