TLRH | After Srebrenica: Reflecting on the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Monday, 28 June 2021, 7 – 8pm
A panel discussion organised by the School of Linguistic Speech and Communication Sciences in association with the Bosnia Herzegovina Association of Ireland, and hosted by Trinity Long Room Hub.
WATCH THE DISCUSSION HERE
Over twenty-five years since the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, atrocities such as the Srebrenica genocide, in which over 8000 boys and men were killed by Bosnian Serb armed forces in a UN ‘safe area’ in July 1995, continue to impact the lives of survivors.
In this panel discussion, international academics and advocates will reflect on the aftermath of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995). They will share perspectives on post-conflict Bosnia and consider the impact of trauma and displacement on the region. They will also explore the significance of remembering Srebrenica and other crimes against humanity perpetrated across Bosnia and Herzegovina during the war.
The event involves engagement with the Bosnia Herzegovina Association of Ireland, a voluntary group representing the Bosnian community in this country. It will share the lived experience of the Bosnian community in Ireland, which developed from a refugee resettlement programme in the 1990s. This will provide an opportunity for reflection on the reception of Bosnians who arrived in Ireland almost a generation ago and current attitudes towards refugees and asylum seekers.
The event is free and all are welcome. Please indicate if you have any access requirements, such as ISL/English interpreting, so that we can facilitate you in attending this event. Contact: BRONAGHC@tcd.ie
Ambassador Vanja Filipović, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland
Professor Eric Gordy, Professor of Political and Cultural Sociology at the School for Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London
Ms Aida Salkić Haughton, Bosnian representative of the British charitable initiative, Remembering Srebrenica
Ms Fardus Sultan, Bosnian community activist, PhD candidate, and lecturer in Marketing, Cyberpsychology and Business Computing in TU Dublin and Trinity Business School
Dr Anthony Haughey, artist and lecturer in TU Dublin, Decade of Centenaries artist in residence in the National Museum of Ireland
Dr Bronagh Ćatibušić, Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics at the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences, Trinity College Dublin
About the Speakers:
Ambassador Vanja Filipović
Vanja Filipović holds a B.A. in Political Science from Haverford College (1999), M.A. in Security Policy Studies from George Washington University (2001) and M.Sc. in Violence, Conflict and Development from SOAS-University of London (2017). Between 2002 and 2012, he worked as a civilian consultant at NATO HQ Sarajevo. In 2013, as foreign policy advisor, he joined the cabinet of Mr. Željko Komšić, Member of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency, and in 2016, he was appointed a Chief of Cabinet to Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Minister of Communications and Transportation. In 2019, he returned to London as the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
Professor Eric Gordy
Eric Gordy is Professor of Political and Cultural Sociology at the School for Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. His research concentrates on Southeast Europe, especially the states of the former Yugoslavia. He is the author of The Culture of Power in Serbia: Nationalism and the Destruction of Alternatives and Guilt, Responsibility and Denial: The Past at Stake in Post-Milošević Serbia, and editor (with Adnan Efendić) of Meaningful reform in the Western Balkans: Between formal institutions and informal practices. He was coordinator and principal investigator for the Horizon 2020 research project INFORM: Closing the Gap Between Formal and Informal Institutions in the Balkans.
Ms Aida Salkić Haughton
Aida Haughton is a British Bosnian living in Stoke-on-Trent since 2010. A teenager turned UN interpreter overnight in a war-torn Bosnia and Herzegovina, this left Aida with experiences she has been sharing with the British public since 2014, with the support of the charity Remembering Srebrenica and the YMCA North Staffordshire. Her methods, firmly embedded into the community, involve organizing educational trips to Bosnia and Herzegovina, memorials, workshops, and talks to raise awareness of consequences of war, hate speech and war trauma. As a Staffordshire University History graduate 2021, Aida’s contribution now extends to the academic community.
Ms Fardus Sultan
Originally from Sarajevo and a Bosnian Irish activist for over 28 years, Fardus is a PhD researcher with an MSc in Cyberpsychology and a BA in Politics and Arabic. She lectures in Marketing, Cyberpsychology and Business Computing in TU Dublin and Trinity Business School. She is a Managing Director of an IT and digital marketing company, which she co-founded in 2008. Fardus is also active in the community sector and is currently on the management boards of Southside Partnership/women4women, LIFT Ireland, the Muslim Primary Education Board and Sisters of Faith for Peace. She is also a community representative on DLR County Council’s Economic Development and Enterprise Strategic Policy Committee.
Dr Anthony Haughey
Anthony Haughey is an artist and lecturer in TU Dublin where he co-founded the Centre for Socially Engaged Practice Based Research. He was Senior Research Fellow at the Interface Centre for Research in Art, Technologies and Design in the University of Ulster, where he completed a PhD in 2009. His artworks and research have been widely exhibited and published nationally and internationally. His artworks are held in major national and international art collections. He was recently appointed Decade of Centenaries artist in residence in the National Museum of Ireland.
Campus Location: Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Event Category: Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Cost: Free, but registration is required
Contact Name: Dr Bronagh Ćatibušić
Contact Email: BRONAGHC@tcd.ie
More info: trinitylongroomhub-ie.zoom.us…