Elmina Kulasic Bio

Elmina KulasicElmina Kulasic

Director of European Operations

Elmina Kulasic is the Bosnia and Herzegovina Country Director for Remembering Srebrenica UK. She has over two decades of experience in working on genocide prevention, human rights, democracy building and public policy issues in the United States and Southeast Europe. Kulasic has worked as the Senior Advisor for the Victims and Witnesses of Genocide Association, the Genocide Film Library in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and as the Executive Director of the Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kulasic arrived in Chicago, IL as a refugee following the ethnic cleansing and genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and became a community activist at a young age. She went on to intern at then-Senator Barack Obama’s Illinois office, and the Illinois offices of Senator Richard Durbin and Congresswoman Janice Schakowsky. Kulasic holds two Master’s Degrees, an M.A. in Public Policy from the Central European University with a focus on ethnic lobbying of the European Union and the role of regional representation, and a second M.A. in Human Rights and Democracy from the University of Bologna and the University of Sarajevo, with a focus on transitional justice in the Balkan region, specifically Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kulasic has published numerous Op-Ed and academic articles on human rights and democracy, and has used her experience as a concentration camp survivor to educate others on the dangers of nationalism, intolerance and hate.