The State Of Roma Human Rights In The Balkans
The Harriman Institute at Columbia University and the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at CUNY joined forces to celebrate International Roma Day on the 8th of April by holding a conference on the state of Roma human rights in Europe and the Balkans. Several leading experts and activists came together to review the current state of Roma …
MIR Multimedia Competition
The Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) invites young people from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Northern Macedonia and Kosovo) to submit creative multimedia content on topics related to peace, reconciliation, and intercultural understanding in the Western Balkans.
Building Homes, Building Livelihoods, and Building Peace
The journey to reconstruct one’s life after war is long and fraught with danger. Current approaches by the global humanitarian system, including peacebuilding processes and local and national laws often make it an impossible journey. Conflict creates homelessness. Homelessness is one of the most immediate and wide-reaching impacts of warfare. According to the Internal Displacement …
The Srebrenica Memorial Center: the Gravitational Center of a Nation’s Experience
“I see the future of the Srebrenica Memorial Center as a gravitational center [for] the experience of one nation during the 1990s, with its own archive, research and museum capacities for the commemoration of the victims of Srebrenica, Sarajevo and Ahmići…because we are the generation that should give this institution a chance to survive and …
Can Bugojno Overcome War-time Divisions?
In Bugojno, a town in central Bosnia, war-time divisions remain strong even twenty-five years after the war. Although it is not an administratively divided city, Bosniaks and Croats live almost completely separate lives. Schools are divided, but also catering facilities. Everyone knows exactly who can come in and who cannot. The only thing shared in …
The Fortress of Doboj: the Crown of the City
The old town of Doboj is located in northern Bosnia, in an area with wide geographical foothills. The significant geostrategic position around the mouths of the rivers Usora and Spreča was a decisive factor in the formation of the fortress from which today’s Doboj developed. In 2005, the Commission for Protection of National Monuments of …