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Adis Maksić, Assistant Professor and Department Head

    Prof. Dr. Adis Maksić, who is currently the department head, holds a Ph.D. in Planning, Governance, and Globalization from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the United States of America. In November 2014, he defended an award-winning dissertation entitled “Mobilizing for Ethnic Violence? Ethno-national Political Parties and the Dynamics of Ethno-politicization,” which examined the role of national movements in the ethno-political conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Georgia.

     Later, Prof. Maksić transformed his dissertation into a widely acknowledged book, “Ethnic Mobilization, Violence, and the Politics of Affect: the Serb Democratic Party and the Bosnian War,” and published it with Palgrave Macmillan in 2017. He has also authored or coauthored several articles on notable academic journals that examined the mobilizing power of ethno-nationalist discourses in both pre-war and post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina. His ongoing research examines the role of political agency in nationalist mobilizations in the Balkans and the Caucuses.

     At the Department, Prof. Maksić lectures the following B.A. level courses: Classical Political Thought / Philosophy, Contemporary Foreign Policy, Contemporary Political Thought / Philosophy, Ethnicity and Cultural Politics, Foundations of International Relations, and Great Power Politics.



Selma Delalić, Assistant Professor

    Prof. dr. Selma Delalić holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Sarajevo. In her Ph.D. dissertation, she examined the role of energy in Russian foreign policy. She also graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Sarajevo, where she majored in Arabic language. Prof. Delalić has also published several scientific articles dealing with the foreign policy making of Russia and the United States.

     She spent most of her professional career in BiH law enforcement agencies, specifically working in the field of international cooperation. As a representative thereof, she participated in many international and regional conferences and seminars, projects, study visits, and working groups. Furthermore, Prof. Delalić is a certified British Council trainer for the following communication skills: effective meeting management, formal correspondence, influencing and lobbying, leadership, negotiation, presenting at conferences and debates, and project proposal writing.

     At the Department, Prof. Delalić lectures the following B.A. level courses: Communication Skills, Diplomacy: Principles and Practices, International Political Economy, International Security, Leadership, Lobbying in Theory and Practice, and Post-Soviet Politics.


Anida Sokol, Visiting Professor

    Dr. Anida Sokol holds a Ph.D. in History of Europe from the Faculty of Political Science of the Sapienza University of Rome. While working on her dissertation, she was a Ph.D. Basileus grant holder and worked as a research fellow at the Faculty of Humanities at the same university. She also obtained an M.A. in English Language and Literature from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Sarajevo.

     Currently, Dr. Sokol works as a researcher and research project coordination at Mediacentar Sarajevo, which is an organization working to help the development of independent and professional in Bosnia and Herzegovina by organizing different training programs in the areas of journalism and media education. Her current research interests include language policies and memory politics. She has also published several articles in international and regional academic journals on that topic.

     At the Department, Dr. Sokol lectures the following B.A. level courses: History of World Politics and Politics and the Media, as well as the Balkans and East Europe in World Politics previously.


Alija Kožljak, Visiting Professor

    Dr. Alija Kožljak hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Sarajevo. His Ph.D. dissertation explores the policy of the United Nations Security Council in endorsing peace plans for Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition, he holds three M.A. degrees: one in Security Studies from the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Sarajevo, another in International Relations from King’s College London, and a third in International Relations and Security from the Royal College for Defense Studies in the United Kingdom.

     Dr. Kožljak has published books and articles examining European and Euroatlantic security strategies, foreign policy, and the efficiency of international organizations. After being a professional military officer for over 30 years and achieving the rank of colonel, Dr. Kožljak worked at the Ministry of Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina in various capacities, primarily in the field of international cooperation. Through his long and rich career, he attended various educations and trainings abroad, such as: the ‘Leaders for the 21st Century’ training course at the George C. Marshall Center in Germany, the ‘Joint General-Staff Course’ at the BDCOL in Tartu, Estonia, the ‘Peacekeeping for Decision Makers’ course at the DIILS in Newsport, USA, the SUSI academic program ‘U.S. Foreign Policy’ at Florida University in the United States. Until recently, he was the Military Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to NATO. His current research interested include diplomacy, foreign policy, international relations, and security strategies.

     At the Department, Dr. Kožljak lectures the following B.A. level courses: European Integrations and Introduction to Diplomacy.