On September 29, Executive Director Ajla Delkic and Intern Tyler Branscome spoke to an undergraduate class of Peace and Conflict Resolution students at American University about Bosnia before the class's trip to the country in late October. Professor Eleftherios Michael, the Academic Director for the Peace and Conflict Resolution Program of the Washington Semester Program, who has more than a decade of experience in post-conflict zones, takes his students on a three-week visit to the Balkans each year. While in Bosnia the students visit cities such as Sarajevo, Mostar, Banja Luka, Prijedor, Sanski Most, Kozarac and Srebrenica. The students are able to learn about the aggression and genocide that took place in Bosnia and it gives them an opportunity to get involved and raise money for various non for profit organizations within Bosnia that work on the truth and reconciliation process.
Ms. Delkic spoke about the efforts of BAACBH and shared her personal story about life during the war in Bosnia. Furthermore, Ms. Delkic and Ms. Branscome fielded questions from the class regarding the Dayton Peace Accords, the current political situation in Bosnia, and what steps they thought were necessary in order to achieve lasting peace within the country's borders.
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