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The Sarajevo Fellowship

The Humanity in Action journey begins with a year-long Fellowship

Placing Bosnia’s human rights realities today into the context of its recent violent history and transitional justice

The City of Sarajevo and its surrounding region provides a unique case study in how groups with different identities coexist. It is one of just a few truly “multiconfessional” cities in the world: Muslims, Catholics, and the Serbian Orthodox share power. It also has one of the bloodiest and most tumultuous recent histories of any country in Europe.

The Sarajevo Fellowship delves into nuanced discussion of transitional justice, post-conflict identity politics, and peacebuilding. It uses both the urban and rural landscapes around the capital to help Fellows connect the unique diversity of Bosnia and Herzegovina to international issues of ethnic nationalism, right-wing extremism, and the crafting of pluralistic democracies.

Snapshots from the Fellowship

  • On the 2019 Sarajevo Fellowship

    Lucy Chin shares her views on the Sarajevo Fellowship.

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  • 2019 Sarajevo Fellowship Closing Ceremony

    The closing ceremony of the fourth annual Sarajevo Fellowship was held at the Marriott Residence Inn Hotel.

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  • 2018 Civic Campaign

    Insights into the Civic Campaign of the 2018 Sarajevo Fellowship.

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After the month in Sarajevo, our Fellows develop impactful Action Projects in their own communities.

For the eleven months following their time in Sarajevo, Fellows work on their Action Project: an independent venture focused on promoting democratic values in their own communities. Action Projects are as diverse as Humanity in Action Fellows. Fellows apply their new knowledge and perspectives to the communities they impact—in whatever format they find meaningful. Past Action projects have been documentaries, arts festivals, and new organizations that serve a public good. Planning for the Action Project begins in Sarajevo.

Our Supporters

We thank our supporters and partners, hosts, Senior Fellows and friends of Humanity in Action. Their contributions allow us to prepare outstanding student leaders for a lifelong commitment to civic responsibility and respect for human rights.

Become a Fellow

Every year, new Humanity in Action Fellows come together in six cities across Europe and the United States to study how and why people confront intolerance and protect democratic values.

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Year duration

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Fellows per year