So What? The policy relevance of Diaspora Research with a special focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina

Research in Progress Seminar
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Thursday, 19 Apr 2018, 13:00

End date

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018, 14:00

room 4.01
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Diasporas are increasingly relevant and considered in country's national policies in both homelands and host lands in order to mobilize on different objectives. This lecture will provide a brief overview of the recent developments in the creation of a diaspora strategy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, highlighting in particular a diaspora mapping exercise conducted in 10 countries including the Netherlands, in order to gain a better understanding of the Bosnian diaspora, comprised of a team of academics whose research focuses on diaspora.

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Dr. Jasmin Hasić is an Assistant Professor at International Burch University where he serves as the Head of the International Relations and European Studies Department. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Universite libre de Bruxelles and LUISS Guido Carli of Rome. He completed his undergraduate education at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic in International Relations and European Studies, and holds an M.A. degree in Political Science from Central European University in Budapest. His research interests revolve around diaspora studies and demographic changes associated with post-conflict migration. He participated in several intensive international leadership programs in the US, the UK, France, and Germany. He is an alumnus of the UNAOC Fellowship in New York, the British-Bosnian Fellowship in London, and the Humanity in Action "Diplomacy and Diversity" Fellowship in Washington and Paris.

Dr. Dženeta Karabegović is an Assistant Professor in International Relations and European Studies at the International Burch University and she lectures at the Sarajevo School for Science and Technology. She holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick. Her wider research interests are rooted in international and comparative politics with a particular focus on transnationalism, diaspora, migration, democratization, human rights, transitional justice, and the Balkans. She has done consulting work with both local and international organizations focused on diasporas and development, returnees, education, and civil society.

She was a U.S. Fulbright Fellow at the Hugo Valentin Centre at Uppsala University in Sweden, holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago and completed her B.A. (Hons) at the University of Vermont in Political Science and German with a Holocaust Studies minor. Her academic work has been published in multiple peer-reviewed academic journals and she is currently working on two manuscript length projects.