The Albanian Institute’s events are lively forums for exchanging ideas and sharing impactful stories. We regularly invite thinkers and educators, artists and activists, and poets and novelists to engage in dialogue with each other and with our broader community about our shared human experiences. We invite you to join us for future conversations with changemakers in the arts, humanities, social justice, and higher learning who are working with the institute to build just and creative communities.

Past events:

Ritual and Memory: The Ancient Balkans and Beyond

Ritual and Memory: The Ancient Balkans and Beyond

Ritual and Memory presents works from the Neolithic Period through the Iron Age. Showcasing ritual objects used by men and women, warriors and wives, kings and farmers, in celebrations and in funerals, the exhibition invites us to consider beliefs, ritual practices, and community organization in the ancient civilizations of the Balkan region.

albanian music

A musical journey of Folk Music and Poetry

Join us for a musical celebration of traditional folk music and conversation — a journey through cultures and vintage sounds of Europe’s oldest surviving musical traditions.

Sir Noel Malcolm General Wesley Clark

Sir Noel Malcolm and General Wesley Clark

A Special Lecture with Sir Noel Malcolm and welcoming remarks by General Wesley Clark, followed by a discussion lead by Professor Nicholas C. Pano and Dr. Elez Biberaj, joined by Mr. Richard Lukaj and director Dino Korca hosting.


From the Refugee’s Suitcase

From the Refugee’s Suitcase: A Reading and Conversation with Xhevdet Bajraj and his Translators, Ani Gjika and Alice Whitmore.


Crossing: Book talk with Pajtim Statovci

Join us for a book talk with the Kosovo-born Finnish novelist Pajtim Statovci, hailed by the New York Times as “his literary gifts are prodigious”, discuss his new novel Crossing, that speaks to identity, exile, war, and love, and much much more.

Broken April

Broken April

Deep in the mountains, a young man is caught up in a blood feud that has plagued his family for generations. With one month to live, he must make an impossible choice: break the cycle to fight for love, or surrender to fate.


Babai — New York Premiere

Albanian Institute is pleased to present the premiere screening of film Babai, part of the Panorama Europe Film Festival 2016.



Albanian Institute is pleased to presented in collaboration in Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, Normalities a show starring artists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia, as well as from Austria and the United States. 

Tony Blair Kosovo

Kosova: Beyond the Name

The Albanian Institute presents Artist Talk lecture series with visual artist ALBAN MUJA in conversation with COLIN HUERTER.


IdeasCity — New Museum

New York City − Albanian Institute is thrilled to present at the IDEAS CITY Festival 2015, in collaboration with Arte Institute and New Museum.


Film Bota — New York Premiere

We are happy to present the New York premiere of the award winning Albanian film Bota (the world), to premiere at the Panorama Europe Festival 2015, Saturday, May 31, with director Iris Elezi in person.