Bosniak American Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina Opens Office in Washington, D.C.

The Bosniak American Advisory Council for Bosnia & Herzegovina (BAACBH) is pleased to announce the opening of its office in Washington, D.C. on September 27th, 2006, and the hiring of a Program Director, Mr. Benjamin Tikvina.

BAACBH is a non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit organization dedicated to advocating the interests of Bosnian-Americans in the United States and promoting peace and economic development in the Balkans by fostering democratic policy, advancing respect for human rights, and initiating educational and development programs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

BAACBH’s mission is to give Bosnian-Americans the opportunity to voice their individual views, interests and concerns. Furthermore, it seeks to educate the American public about the accomplishments and needs of the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, by highlighting their traditions, culture, history, language, business interests and most importantly, their aspirations for a democratic Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Given that there are currently more than 300,000 Bosnian-Americans living in the United States and that it is imperative that their voices be heard, BAACBH will assist American foreign policy makers in understanding and taking into consideration the views of Bosnian-Americans in the formulation of policies towards the Balkans. While carrying out its programmatic goals, BAACBH will also maintain contacts and cooperate with national and political institutions as well as civil society actors in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

BAACBH’s office is located at 815 Connecticut Avenue N.W., Suite 200, Washington D.C. 20006. Its hours of operation are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12 to 5pm, and Thursdays and Fridays from 11am to 4pm. The BAACBH Program Director can be reached at (202) 291-7080 or by email at For more information, please visit our website at