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PhD Candidate in Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham

Altin is a doctoral researcher in political science and international studies at University of Birmingham. His research focuses on peace and statehood in ethnically divided societies, with a particular interest in the Balkans.

Altin completed his BA in History and a Master of Science in International Relations at University of Tirana, Albania. He then went into the private sector, and founded and managed a Foreign Languages Institute for 6 years. In 2018 he was awarded by the British Government, the Chevening scholarship, to pursue a taught masters in the UK. In 2019 he earned an MA with distinction in International Relations and Democratic Politics from University of Westminster, London.

Since then, he has worked as consultant and researcher for national and international organisations in Albania, including OSCE, Konrad Adenaur Foundation and National Democratic Institute. Most recently he has worked as Programme Coordinator at Westminster Foundation for Democracy in Albania. His opinion articles on Albanian politics, statebuilding in Kosovo, EU enlargement, and security related issues in the Balkans have been published in Albanian and international media platforms, including, Kosovo 2.0 and Balkan Insight.


  • –present
    PhD student , University of Birmingham


    University of Birmingham , Political Science and International Studies