Conference Program

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Wednesday, June 27

16.15

Hotel Saraj
Guests Staying at Hotel Saraj Depart for Hotel Bristol
Please meet outside Hotel Saraj


17.15-18.30

Hotel Bristol
Opening Reception Hosted by Humanity in Action Bosnia and Herzegovina

18.30-18.45 Welcome Remarks
Lamija Tanović (Founding Chair, Humanity in Action Bosnia and Herzegovina)

18.45-19.45

Keynote: "The Power of One: Courage, Resistance and Change Makers"
Svetlana Broz (Gariwo)

19.45-20.30

Special Opening Keynote: A Conversation with President Bill Clinton
President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, 42nd President of the United States


21.00-23.00

Hotel Saraj
Welcome Dinner for 2012 Humanity in Action Fellows

"The Humanity in Action Network: Opportunities and Responsibilities"
Antje Scheidler (Humanity in Action Germany)


21.00-23.00
Park Prinčeva
Welcome Dinner for Board Members and Invited Guests

21.00

Free Evening for Humanity in Action Senior Fellows

Optional
Cheers Pub
Euro 2012 Semifinal

Thursday, June 28
8.45 Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows Depart Hotel Saraj
 

9.00-9.30

UNITIC Business Center
Check in at UNITIC

9.30-9.50 Welcome Remarks
Judith Goldstein (Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action)

9.50-10.00 Action Project Presentation: "Toward Durable Solutions for Bosnia's Internally Displaced"
Project developed by Aida Salčić and Chad Doobay (Humanity in Action Senior Fellows)

10.00-11.00 Keynote: "The Dissolution of Yugoslavia: Roots of the Conflict"
Sonja Biserko (Helsinki Committee)

11.15-12.15

Discussion Groups

Sarajevo Conference Room: "Witnessing the War: A Correspondent’s Perspective”
Konstanty Gebert (Journalist)

Amsterdam Conference Room: "Do Citizens Count If You Can't Count Citizens? The BiH 2013 Census"
Valery Perry (Public International Law & Policy Group)

Berlin Conference Room: "Genocide Film Library: Oral History Project with Srebrenica Survivors"
Megan Metzger, Selma Hadzic and Gorcin Dizdar (Humanity in Action Senior Fellows)

Copenhagen Conference Room: "Reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Perspectives from Social Psychology"
Sabina Čehajić-Clancy (Sarajevo School of Science and Technology)

New York Conference Room: "Bosnia’s Constitutional Reform: Is it Possible to Create a Governable State?" 
Kurt Bassuener (Democratization Policy Council)

Paris Conference Room: "Educational Segregation in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Presentation of a Simulation Game"
Emin Eminagic (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) and Anne Stalfort (Humanity in Action Germany)

Warsaw Conference Room: "Divided Schools: Educational Segregation in Bosnia Today"
Lamija Tanović (Founding Chair, Humanity in Action Bosnia and Herzegovina)

12.15-13.30 Lunch

13.30-13.40

Action Project Presentation: "When I Fall Silent, Silent Falls the World"
Project developed by Marta Sykut (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

13.40-14.30

Keynote: "The Dayton Accords and the Future of Bosnia and Herzegovina" 
Kurt Bassuener (Democratization Policy Council)

14.45-15.45

Discussion Groups

Sarajevo Conference Room: "Denying Genocide"
Edina Bećirević (Center for Justice and Reconciliation and University of Sarajevo)

Amsterdam Conference Room: "Providing Rights-Based Assistance to Landmine Survivors in BiH"
Amir Mujanovic (Landmine Survivors Initiatives)

Berlin Conference Room: "Enduring Displacement: The IDP Experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina"
Aida Salčić (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

Copenhagen Conference Room: "Standing Up to Corruption"
Ivana Korajlić (Transparency International, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Paris Conference Room: "Cultural Entrepreneurship in Bosnia and Herzegovina" 
Vildana Drljevic (Kriterion Art House Cinema)

Warsaw Conference Room: 
"LGBT Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina"
Damir Arsenijevic (University of Tuzla) and Emina Bošnjak (Sarajevo Open Center)

15.45-16.15 Coffee Break

16.15-16.25 Action Project Presentation: "Crossborder Factory"
Project developed by Martine Alonso Marquis (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

16.25-17.15 Film Screening and Keynote: "The Siege of Sarajevo Museum: The Art of Living 1992-1996"
Mirjana Evtov (FAMA Collection)

17.15-17.30 Closing Remarks for the Day
Hans Binnendijk (Chair, Humanity in Action)

17.30-18.30 Dinner at UNITIC Business Center


19.15-20.30
Kriterion Art House Cinema
Reception


20.30-22.30
Kriterion Art House Cinema
Evening Option 1

Film Screening and Discussion: "USPOMENE 677"

Velma Saric and Leslie Woodward (Post-Conflict Research Center)


20.45

Skenderija Plateau
Evening Option 2
Euro 2012 Semifinal

 

Friday, June 29

7.45

Guests Staying at Hotel Saraj Depart for Srebrenica, Mostar and Sarajevo
Please meet outside the entrance to Hotel Saraj

Guests Staying at Hotel Bristol Depart for Srebrenica and Sarajevo.
Please meet outside the entrance to Hotel Bristol

8.10 Guests Staying at Hotel Bristol Depart for Mostar
Please meet outside the entrance to Hotel Saraj

18.30 Site Visits Return to Sarajevo


20.30

Mala Pivnica/Internet
Senior Fellows Reunion Dinner
This event is open to all Senior Fellows, Board members and invited guests. 

Welcome Remarks
Hana Pašić and Nataša Gavrić (Humanity in Action Senior Fellows)

20.00

Free Evening for Humanity in Action Fellows

Srebrenica Site Visit
11.00

Arrival in Potočari

11.00-11.30 Opening Remarks

11.30-12.00 Film Screening: "Cry from the Grave"

12.00-13.00

"A Survivor's Story"
Hasan Nuhanović (Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Center & Cemetery)

13.00-14.00

Lunch and Visit to Potočari Memorial and Dutchbat Base

14.00-14.45 "Youth in Srebrenica"
Harun Gadžo (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

15.00-15.30 Bus Tour through Srebrenica

15.30 Departure for Sarajevo

Mostar Site Visit
10.30 Arrival at Mostar, Musala Square

10.30-11.30 "History of Mostar: City Tour"
Alma Elezović (Tour Guide)


11.45-12.30

United World College in Mostar
Welcome Remarks
Staff of the United World College

"Human Rights Challenges in Mostar/Bosnia and Herzegovina"
Amra Kazić (Advisor in the Institution of the Ombudsman for Human Rights)


12.45-14.00

Club Aleksa
Lunch and Film Screening: "The Heart of Herzegovina"

14.00-14.45 Free Time in the Old City of Mostar


14.45-16.00
Youth Cultural Center Abrašević
"Grassroots Action in Bosnia and Herzegovina"
Ronald Panzer (OKC Abrašević), Vlado Ćorić (Civil Front of the Others) and Inga Kotlo (MOSTIMUN, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

16.00 Departure for Sarajevo

Sarajevo Site Visit
8.00-12.30 "The Siege of Sarajevo: Visit to the Frontlines and the Tunnel Museum"
General Jovan Divjak (Executive Director, Obrazovanje Gradi BiH / Education Builds Bosnia and Herzegovina)


11.15-12.30

Restaurant Chipas
Lunch


12.50-14.30

Bosnian War Crimes Chamber
"Reconciliation and Justice: Visit to the Bosnian War Crimes Chamber"

Judge Phillip Weiner and Judge Patricia Whalen (State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina)


15.15-16.15
Sarajevo Center Municipality
"Truth and Reconciliation: Looking Back and Moving Forward"
Nataša Kandić (Humanitarian Law Center)

16.45-17.45 "Memory, Art and Reconciliation"
Nihad Kresevljakovic (Memory Module)

 

Saturday, June 30
8.45

Fellows and Senior Fellows Depart Hotel Saraj


9.00-9.30

UNITIC Business Center
Coffee and Tea

9.30-9.50

Welcome

9.50-10.00 Action Project Presentation: "Stop le Contrôle au Faciès"
Project developd by Karim Derrouiche, Fatah Sadaoui, Maelys Orellana and Nabil Berbour (Humanity in Action Senior Fellows)

10.00-11.00 Keynote: "Justice, Reconciliation and Human Rights"
Members of the Fetzer Advisory Council on Law Professions
  • Antonella Caruso (Ipalmo-USIP National Reconciliation Dialogue in Iraq)
  • Belinda Cooper (World Policy Institute and NYU Center for Global Affairs)
  • Jean-Marie Kamatali (Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law)
  • Velma Saric (Executive Director, Post-Conflict Research Center)
Moderated by Martin Kaplan (WilmerHale, Humanity in Action Board of Directors)

11.15-12.45

Discussion Groups

Sarajevo Conference Room: "Minority Rights for All?  The European Court of Human Rights and the Bosnian Presidency"
Jakob Finci (Bosnian Ambassador to Switzerland)

Amsterdam Conference Room: "The Future of Authoritarianism"
Elidor Mehilli (Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

Berlin Conference Room: "The Holocaust in Bosnia: 1941-45"
Eli Tauber (Jewish Municipality in Sarajevo, Department for Culture)

Copenhagen Conference Room: "Perspectives on School Segregation: Comparing the Bosnian and American Experiences"
Alma Piric (Professor, University of Zenica) and Ben Allen (President, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School Board, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

New York Conference Room: Workshop: "What Is My Dream Job and How to Get It?"
Mona Shair (Career Consultant, Director, Pat Cox-HIA Fellowship in the European Parliament)

Paris Conference Room: "Fighting Profiling in France: A Community Organizing Case Study"
Tara Dickman (Humanity in Action France)

Warsaw Conference Room: "Diasporas and Homelands – What Do We Know?"
Rainer Münz (Erste Group)

12.45-14.00 Lunch

13.15-14.00

Office Hours (Optional)

"Office Hours" are an informal opportunity for Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows to meet in small groups and ask for personal and professional advice from noted experts and up-and-coming young professionals.

The 2012 "Office Hours" hosts are:

  • Sarajevo Conference Room: Focus: Applying for the Pat Cox-HIA Fellowship in the European Parliament - Mona Shair (Career Consultant, Director, Pat Cox-HIA Fellowship in the European Parliament) and Lara Natale (Coordinator, Pat Cox-HIA Fellowship in the European Parliament)
  • Amsterdam Conference Room: Nazia Hussain (Open Society Foundation) and Maxim Ferschtman (Open Society Justice Initiative) 
  • Berlin Conference Room: Focus: Careers in Foreign Policy - Hans Binnendijk (Chair, Humanity in Action)
  • Copenhagen Conference Room: Focus: Careers in International Criminal Law - Judge Phillip Weiner (Bosnian War Crimes Chamber)
  • Paris Conference Room: Focus: Pursuing an Academic Career - Elidor Mehilli (Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) and Noam Schimmel (London School of Economics)
  • Warsaw Conference Room: Konstanty Gebert (Journalist)
  • Cafe Tables: Antonella Caruso (Ipalmo-USIP National Reconciliation Dialogue in Iraq)
  • Cafe Tables: Judith Goldstein (Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action)
  • Cafe Tables: Focus: Careers in Entrepreneurship and the Private Sector - Mads Mathiesen (Rainmaking, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) and Owusu Akoto (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)
  • Cafe Tables: Lamija Tanović (Founding Chair, Humanity in Action Bosnia and Herzegovina)
14.00-14.10

Action Project Presentation: "Holocaust Identification Cards"
Project developed by Inga Kotlo (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

14.10-15.00 Keynote: "The Responsibility to Remember" 
Marcel Floor (Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport)

15.00-16.30

Discussion Groups

Sarajevo Conference Room: "Strategies Against Discrimination in Europe"
Nazia Hussain (Open Society Foundation) and Maxim Ferschtman (Open Society Justice Initiative)

Amsterdam Conference Room: Workshop: "Litigation for Social Change"
Dorota Pudzianowska (Helsinki Foundation, Warsaw and Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

Berlin Conference Room: Workshop: "DIS/ABILITY: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The Interconnectivity of Representation/Law/Quality of Life"
Magda Szarota (Association of Disabled Women ONE.PL, Humanity in Action Poland)

Copenhagen Conference Room: "Picturing Moral Courage: Stories of Survival in Bosnia and Herzegovina"
Velma Saric and Leslie Woodward (Post-Conflict Research Center)

New York Conference Room: "The Lessons of the Holocaust in Preventing Mass Atrocities"
Special Envoy Douglas Davidson (US Department of State)

Paris Conference Room: Workshop: "Introduction to European Fundraising: How does the European Union Support Human Rights Education?"
Anne Stalfort (Humanity in Action Germany)

Warsaw Conference Room: Workshop: "Rhetoric of Discrimination"
Julia Mikic (HERMES – Croatian Education and Development Network for the Evolution of Communication)

16.30-17.00 Coffee Break

17.00-17.10 Action Project Presentation: "Decent Housekeeping: The Rights of Domestic Workers in The Netherlands"
Project developed by Floor de Jong, Sigal Liberman and Dorrit de Jong (Humanity in Action Senior Fellows)

17.10-18.10 Keynote: "Balancing Idealism and Action"
Marietje Schaake (Member of the European Parliament, Netherlands, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

18.10-18.30 Closing Remarks

18.30-19.00 Fellow Group Meetings


20.00-
Bosmal City Center
Dinner and Closing Party

 

Sunday, July 1

11.00-13.00
Lovac Restaurant
Farewell Brunch hosted by Bosnian Senior Fellows and Meeting of the European Senior Fellows Networks