is one of the three founding members and former Executive Director of the Kosovar Stability Initiative
(IKS), a Pristina based ESI spin-off think tank.
As director, she oversaw the development of IKS, was responsible for fundraising and outreach and has coordinated and managed all IKS's research projects.
Before joining IKS, she had acquired vast experience from the field while researching the economy of Mitrovica, Viti and Gjilan municipalities.
While in IKS
, Ms Shahini
was involved in researching and writing the studies on the socio-economic development of Pristina, and the post war reconstruction and development in Kosovo
She is a graduate of Political Science and Public Administration from York University in Toronto, Canada.
Currently, she is an active Board Member of IKS and studying towards her Masters Degree in Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
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from the Kosovo film of the 'Return to Europe' documentary series