Ylli Bajraktari, the Keynote Speaker at RIT Kosova (A.U.K) Commencement Ceremony and Gala Dinner Event

A successful Albanian-American executive in the field of national security in the United States

RIT Kosova (A.U.K) has the distinct honor to announce that Mr. Ylli Bajraktari, CEO of the Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP) in the United States will be joining us as our Keynote Commencement Speaker on May 22, 2023 and Keynote Speaker at the Gala Dinner on May 23, 2023. Ylli is a successful and established Albanian-American executive in the field of national security in the U.S., leading the SPCP which is a non-partisan initiative chaired by Dr. Eric Schmidt, the accomplished technologist and former longtime CEO and Chairman at Google.  At SCSP, Ylli is spearheading efforts to strengthen America’s long-term competitiveness as artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies reshape the national security, economy, and society.

Prior to launchingSCSP, Ylli served as theExecutive Director of theNational Security Commissionon Artificial Intelligence. Prior tojoining NSCAI, he served asChief of Staff to the NationalSecurity Advisor LTG H.R. McMaster held a variety ofleadership roles for former Deputy Secretary of DefenseRobert Work, and served as Special Assistant to theChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Dempsey.Originally joining the Department of Defense in 2010, heserved in the Office of the Undersecretary for Policy as acountry director for Afghanistan, and later India.

Mr.Bajraktari is the recipient of the “Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Medal” – the highest awardgiven to career DoD civilian employees. We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Bajraktari as our Keynote Speaker at our two upcoming important events – the Commencement Ceremony and the Gala Dinner where we celebrate our successes, achievements, and the continuous impact in powering progress in Kosova and beyond.

For more information on RIT Kosova’s 19th commencement go the graduation page, and to get your ticket(s) or become our event sponsor for the Gala Dinner follow this link.