Arlinda Rrustemi is lecturer and researcher at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Arlinda is a former research assistant to renowned Prof. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer. She has also assisted in courses taught at the Advanced LL.M. programme in Public International Law as well as at Leiden University College. Arlinda currently holds a B.A. (cum laude) from the Roosevelt Academy and an LL.M. degree in Public International Law from Utrecht University. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in the interdisciplinary research of law and politics called "State-Building through Life Stories: Incorporating Local Perspectives”, supported by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). At Leiden, she aids in writing EU grant proposals, and assists in courses taught for the Global Affairs minor. Arlinda has previously worked as an intern at the Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) in Kosovo, the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the International Criminal Court (ICC) and at various Ministries in the Republic of Kosovo.