Liridona Veliu holds a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Peace and Conflict Transformation from the University of Basel in Switzerland. She is currently working on her Master of Arts Program in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation thesis. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Sciences from the South East European University in Macedonia. She has experience in (political) discourse analysis through research assistance provided for institutions such as the University of Malmö and the Swisspeace Foundation in Bern with a focus on immigration and integration, peacebuilding, inter-ethnic relations and balkanization. She has been providing project assistance for the Ipa Cross Border Cooperation Program in Skopje, the Training and Advice Center for Immigrants – ABSM, and currently the Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company – Novartis in Basel.