Rudina Hajdari is a 2022 Millennium fellow and participant on the 2024 Executive Leadership Intensive with experience in politics, public policy, and academia. With a decade-long career working in the United States and Europe, Hajdari has extensive experience in research, policy development, stakeholder engagement, and public speaking. She is a former member of the Albanian parliament aligned with the Democratic Party of Albania, where she represented a district in the capital. In March 2019, she established her own parliamentary group, the “Democrat Group.” She chaired influential committees such as the European Integration Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee on Election Reform, while also contributing her expertise to the Foreign Policy Committee. Her primary policy interests are government relations, policy development, and human rights advocacy.

Hajdari is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Tirana’s Department of Political Science. She holds degrees in geopolitics, territory, and security from King’s College, London, and in human rights studies from Columbia University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Fordham University. Hajdari’s editorials have been published in leading international media outlets.