Adviser and Contributor
Ambassador Mal Berisha is Ambassador of the Republic of Albania to the United Kingdom and presented his letters of credence to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on June 27, 2013; he is also Ambassador non-resident to Ireland. Ambassador Berisha previously served as a General Consul at the General Consulate of Albania in Istanbul and as General Director of the Consular Department and then of the Department of Regional Affairs and Initiatives at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tirana. Before working for the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Ambassador Berisha joined the Pan Albanian Federation of America, Vatra in 1998, contributing to the extensive efforts of Albanian Americans to resolve the Kosovo question. Ambassador Berisha is also a history scholar and has published many books and articles on Albanian history and culture. His latest publication, Charles Telford Erickson, A Life Dedicated to Albania (2012), in Albanian, is an extensive monograph on the life and work of the early 20th century American missionary, Charles Telford Erickson. He has also published articles and given talks on Jewish life in Albania and Jewish Albanian relations internationally.