GW event: Ongoing political unrest in Bosnia–drivers of change and future implications

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Where: Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW, Washington, DC

Recent public protests have once again turned international attention to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the site of the 1992-1995 war that left 2 million people displaced and more than 100,000 killed. Almost twenty years after the war, Bosnians across the country have taken to the streets to demand an end to corruption and the ineffective system of governance that have paralyzed the state and robbed its citizens of economic prosperity and a brighter future. The panel will examine the path that led to this crisis, what lies ahead for the postwar state, including its prospects for EU and NATO membership, and broader implications for the region.

Panelists:

  • Nidzara Ahmetasević, reporter
  • Slobodna Bosna (via Skype)
  • Janusz Bugajski, senior associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Jasmin Mujanović, PhD candidate in political science at York University and visiting scholar, Harriman Institute, Columbia University
  • Moderated by: Sarah Wagner, associate professor of anthropology, GW

Please RSVP at: http://tinyurl.com/BosniaIERES

Co-sponsored by the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies of the Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University, Washington, DC, and the Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina

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