Medlir Mema

Address: Elliott School of International Affairs


Major — International Relations

Minor — Comparative Politics

I am a third-year student in the department of Political Science at the George Washington University studying International Relations. My work focuses on the role NGOs and international organizations play in shaping state preferences in matters of national security. I have also worked on issues pertaining to developments in Central and Eastern Europe, including the debate surrounding the most recent NATO enlargement and Kosovo's independence. As a research assistant for Assistant Professor Elizabeth Saunders, I am working on a project that examines the role that leaders play in managing public expectations about policy outcomes.

Current Research

International Relations Theory, International Organizations, European Politics, US Foreign Policy


  • M.A. SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
  • B.A. Utah State University


"The ICC on the ropes: What can the EU do about it?." (October 7, 2013)"NATO's Southeastern Flank." CEPA Online Journal (April 1, 2008)"Kosovo through Central European Eyes." CEPA Online Journal (January 2, 2008)"The ICC Debate and the EU-US Struggle for Influence: The Case of the Balkan-6." American Consortium on European Union Studies (ACES) Working Paper (Fall 2007)"Morality and Realism: A Match Made in Heaven?" SAIS Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2007, pp. 171-175"Final Status for Kosovo: Beyond Talking." SAIS Review, Vol. 26, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2006, pp. 161-162