Kader greeted Sejdiu at a reception following the event, along with other members of a delegation from the ASU Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies who will be traveling to Kosovo in May.
In January, Kader gave a presentation as part of a three-week "citizen's exchange" seminar with religious and non-governmental leaders from Kosovo. Last summer, he visited Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia as part of two events discussing freedom of religion, again as part of a Melikian Center delegation.
"It has been a privilege these past four or five years to be part of the Melikian Center's efforts to relate to the people and issues throughout the Balkans," Kader said. "My presentation to and discussion with a delegation from Kosovo early this year on questions of religion and government will continue in Kosovo come this May. I very much look forward to this ongoing national democratization project in Kosovo."
Attendees at the awards reception include, from left, The Rev. Jan Olav Flaten, ExecutiveDirector, Arizona Ecumenical Council, TheHonorable Dr. Fatmir Sejdiu, President ofKosovo, Professor Stephen Batalden, Director,the ASU Melikian Center, Professor DavidKader, and Patricia Kader.