Lunchtime Roundtable Discussion: Haki Abazi, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Wed, 10/01/2014
438 Robertson Hall
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Princeton University Community: Faculty, Fellows, Students, Staff
Faculty, staff, and students only, please.

Please join us Wednesday, October 1 from 12:15-1:30, for a presentation on improving judicial sector performance in the Balkans. The speaker is Haki Abazi, Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Room 438 Robertson Hall. Please RSVP to Nancy Trachtman (  if you wish to join this conversation (lunch served).

Scholars and policy makers often talk about judicial independence as a form of “horizontal accountability.” Even where constitutions provide for formal judicial independence, courts sometimes lack capacity, perform poorly, or remain beholden to political factions, oligarchs, or patronage networks, however.  Haki Abazi will speak about civil society initiatives to address these problems.

Haki Abazi is the program director for the Western Balkans portion of the RBF's Pivotal Place program. Prior to joining the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in 2007, Mr. Abazi served as director of the Kosovo office for East West Management Institute, Inc. Mr. Abazi developed and implemented a wide range of programs addressing critical issues in Kosovo during the transition period. He also has played an important role in the development of the civil society in the region. Mr. Abazi has over nine years of experience in designing and managing development programs in Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Afghanistan, and Indonesia. These programs were designed to support overall development and increase the level of participation of citizens in the decision-making processes.

This conversation is jointly sponsored by Innovations for Successful Societies and the Program in Law and Public Affairs.