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  • Dr. Adis Maksić | Head of Department

Holds a PhD in Planning, Governance and Globalization from Virginia Tech University. In November 2014, he defended an award-winning dissertation “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 coflicts in Bosnia and the Republic of Georgia. Adis is the author of „Ethnic Mobilization, Violence and the Politics of Affect: Serb Democratic Party and the Bosnian War“, a widely acknowledged book published in 2017. He holds an MA degree in Political Science, obtained at Virginia Tech University. He also produced several articles in notable academic journals that examined the mobilizing power of ethno-nationalist discourses in both prewar and postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina. His ongoing research examines the role of political agency in nationalist mobilizations in the Balkans and the Caucuses. 

  • Dr. Selma Delalić

Holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. in International Relations and Diplomacy acquired at the Faculty of Political Science, University in Sarajevo. Her doctoral research examined the role of energy in Russian foreign policy. She has previously worked as professor and dean at the American University in B&H. She is also a certified British Council trainer for the following communication skills: presentation, negotiating, effective meeting, formal correspondence, writing project proposals, influencing and lobbying, leadership, conferences and debates. Selma has many years of experience in the law enforcement agencies of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the field of international cooperation, and participated in numerous projects, working groups, international and regional conferences and seminars, and went on study visits to law enforcement agencies of a large number of countries. Selma has published several scientific articles that examined the foreign policy making of Russia and the United States.

 

  • Dr. Jasmin Hasić

Holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Universite libre de Bruxelles and LUISS Guido Carli of Rome. His research interests revolve around diaspora studies and demographic changes associated with post-conflict migration, along with peacebuilding and transitional justice in multicultural societies. As a part of this Ph.D. research, he conducted fieldwork in 25 local communities in BiH. Jasmin holds an LL.B., and an LL.M. (Hon) from the University of Sarajevo. He completed his undergraduate education at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic, majoring in International Relations and European studies, and holds an M.A. degree in Political Science from Central European University.  He currently serves as the Executive Director of Humanity in Action BiH, an international non-profit focused on minority and human rights. He has worked as a Research Analyst at the Centre for Security Studies in Sarajevo and as a legal associate at the Crime Suppression and Re-Socialization Initiative focusing on evaluating the efficacy of the Bosnian penal system reform.

A native of Sarajevo, Jasmin is fluent in English, Czech, Slovene, and Polish. He participated in several intensive international leadership programs in the US, the UK, France, and Germany. He is an alumnus of the British-Bosnian Fellowship, United Nations Alliance of Civilisations Program, and the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship

 

  • Dr. Dženeta Karabegović

Holds a PhD at the University of Warwick, UK. Dženeta's doctoral work, funded by an ERC Project ‘Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty,’ analyzed diaspora influence on a weak state in a post-conflict environment. Her wider research interests are rooted in international and comparative politics with a focus on transnationalism, diaspora, migration, democratization, human rights, transitional justice and the Balkans. Her academic work has been published in Global Networks, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Dženeta was a commendee for the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence Award while a doctoral student. She was a Guest Researcher at Mid-Sweden University’s Forum for Gender Studies and a Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. She holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago and was a U.S. Fulbright Fellow at the Hugo Valentin Centre at Uppsala University in Sweden. She completed her B.A. (Hons) at the University of Vermont in Political Science and German with a Holocaust Studies minor. She has also done consulting work on a diaspora development project in the Balkans with multiple partners including IOM and UNDP and is involved with the Remembering Srebrenica organization based in the UK.

 

  • Dr. Samira Nuhanović

Samira Nuhanović teaches an introductory course in Political Science. Samira received her PhD in economics from the University of Trento (Italy) and European Research Center for Cooperatives and Social Enterprises (EURICSE, Italy). She holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the International Islamic University Malaysia (2006) and an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, UK (2008). Her research interest include cooperative economics, economics of non-profit organizations and institutional economics. Over the past ten years, Samira worked in academia as a lecturer, for the Ministry of civil affairs of BiH as a political advisor to deputy minister, and director of social business incubator at the Mozaik Foundation. She is currently a director of research and development at Mozaik Foundation.

 

  • MSc. Davor Vuletić

Davor teaches courses in the area of diplomatic theory and practice. For over 15 years, he has worked on matters related to foreign policy and European integration in BiH institutions, consultancy and think thanks. He is a lawyer, holds MSc in European studies from University of Bologna and University of Sarajevo, and is nearing completion of PhD studies in European law at Zagreb University. His major is European competition and state aids policy and law. He was the Head of Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of BiH and Advisor in the Office for Economic Diplomacy in BiH Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Over five years he was Advisor for foreign policy and European integration in BiH Presidency. Currently he is member of the House of Representatives in FBiH Parliament. He was the first director of Foreign Policy Initiative BH and has worked as consultant in the area of European law in companies like SOFRECO, ECORYS, EURECNA, GIZ, Maxwell&Stamp. He is author and co-author of a number academic papers, analysis and policy publications.