The Western Balkans: Progress, Stagnation, or Regression? | Sarajevo, June 12th – 15th 2011 | Organized by: The Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS and the America – Bosnia Foundation in cooperation with University of Sarajevo and Ministry of Education and Science of the Canton of Sarajevo

About us

The SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations is a non-profit research center that engages opinion leaders on contemporary challenges facing Europe and North America. The goal of the Center is to strengthen and reorient transatlantic relations to the dynamics of a globalizing world. The Center serves as the coordinator for the American Consortium on European Union Studies (ACES), which is a partnership among five national-capital area universities – American, George Mason, George Washington, Georgetown, and Johns Hopkins – to improve understanding of the European Union and U.S-EU relations. The Consortium has been recognized by the European Commission as the EU Center of Excellence in Washington D.C. The SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations earlier this year was named the 6th best university-affiliated think tank in the world.

The America-Bosnia Foundation fosters stronger cultural and educational ties between the American and Bosnian people. The foundation organizes concerts, exhibitions, lectures, panels, conferences and educational seminars in both Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the U.S. ABF's mission is also to strengthen democratic values in Bosnia and preserve its multiethnic and multicultural character.

Organizing Committee:

  • Daniel Hamilton
    Chairman (USA)

    Sasha Toperich
    Co-Chairman (USA / BiH)

    Michael H. Haltzel (USA)

    Daniel Serwer (USA)

    Vedran Džihić (USA / BiH)

    Mak Kamenica (BiH)

  • Đana Kazić (BiH)

    Marina Pregernik (BiH)

    Zlatko Hadžidedić (BiH)

    Nina Đikić (BiH)

    Eldina Kurtanović (BiH)

    Alija Mustafić (BiH)

    Vanja Lazić (BiH)

    Dino Hajrić (BiH)

    Adnan Kadribašić (BiH)

    Elvedin Bečić (BiH)

    Dragan Opančić (BiH)

    Robert Jovanović (BiH)

    Goran Nedić (BiH)

    Gretchen Losee (USA)

    Katrien Maes (USA)



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