October 25, 2012
More than 300 attendees and distinguished guests gathered for “An Evening with General Wesley K. Clark” on Thursday, October 18 at the Emerald Hotel in Prishtina, Kosovo. The guest list comprised an exclusive and high profile group including Her Excellency Atifete Jahjaga, President of Kosovo, Deputy Prime Minister Mimoza Kusari-Lila, Minister of Interior Bajram Rexhepi, U.S. Mission Director Maureen Shauket, and University of Prishtina Rector Mr. Ibrahim Gashi...Clark (ret.) gave the keynote address, emphasizing the continuing need for Kosovo to exist as a strong, independent country recognized for its strength and prosperous economy by the international community. American Councils for International Education">American Councils for International Education, and originally funded by the U.S. Following remarks made by Her Excellency Atifete Jahjaga, General Clark stressed the importance of economic development as a tool for sustainable change in Kosovo. Kosovo’s emerging leaders to work towards transforming their country. “The role of the Kosovo American Education Fund in providing scholarships to young Kosovars in some of America’s finest graduate schools is one of the pillars upon which the future of Kosovo depends,” said General Clark...In this capacity, General Clark worked to bring peace to a region of Yugoslavia that had experienced stratification and ethnic cleansing. Each Fellow’s story is one of individual professional success. Even more importantly, their story is one of collective success in creating a stronger and more prosperous Kosovo.”
“The event had a great turnout...Thanks to the generous donations from attendees and distinguished guests, we raised over 50,000 Euros for the program,” stated Miriam Parel, American Councils’ Chief Strategy and Development Officer.
About General Clark
American General Wesley K. Clark, born December 23, 1944, is a retired general of the United States Army. Graduating as valedictorian of the class of 1966 at West Point, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford, where he obtained a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and later graduated from the Command and General Staff College with a master’s degree in military service. He spent 34 years in the Army and the Department of Defense, receiving many military decorations, several honorary knighthoods, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom. In addition to being an educator, writer, and commentator, General Clark is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wesley K...After returning to Kosovo, program graduates assume leadership positions in government, business, finance, and nonprofit organizations, using their knowledge and attained skills to generate sustainable and positive change...Thirteen students are currently completing their studies in the U.S.
The U.S. Agency for International Development provided original funding for the endowment.
About American Councils
American Councils for International Education is a leader in international education, academic exchange, and overseas language immersion, creating opportunities that prepare individuals and institutions to succeed in an increasingly interconnected world.
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