Event

DATE
February 08, 2018, 12:15 PM - 01:45 PM

TIME
12:15 PM

VENUE
Sid Richardson Hall, Room 3.124

Democratic Progress, Backsliding, and Transition in the Balkans
February 08, 2018, 12:15 PM - 01:45 PM
Democratic Progress, Backsliding, and Transition in the Balkans

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, the Robert Strauss Center welcomes Ivana Cvetkovic Bajrovic, senior program officer at the National Endowment for Democracy, and Jasmin Mujanovic, Fellow with the EastWest Institute and a policy consultant at the regional office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Sarajevo, for a talk on emerging democratization in the Balkans. The talk is part of the Strauss Center's Brumley Speaker Series, and free and open to the public. 

Ivana Cvetkovic Bajrovic is senior program officer at the National Endowment for Democracy, where she oversees the democracy assistance program in Southeast Europe. Her previous experiences include training U.S. soldiers deploying to the Balkans, and supporting the NATO peacekeeping mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She received her Master of Public Administration from Bowie State University and an MA in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna. Her book Mistakes Donors Make: Civil Society and Democracy Assistance in the Balkans was published in Serbia in 2011.

Jasmin Mujanovic is a political scientist and analyst of southeast European and international affairs, with a particular interest in the politics of post-conflict and post-authoritarian democratization. Presently, he is a policy consultant for the Sarajevo-based regional office of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, and the primary researcher and author for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia for Freedom House’s annual “Freedom in the World” reports. His first book, Hunger and Fury: The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans, will be published by Hurst Publishers and Oxford University Press in 2017.