Watch the webinar below:
1. Introduction of the Speaker: 00:00- 02:18
2. Presentation: 02:19 – 35:12
3. Questions and Answers: 35:12 – 56:19
Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia both are governed under post-conflict power-sharing agreements – the Dayton (1995) and Ohrid (2001) Agreements and have the EU membership perspective. While the natures of the conflicts, social distance of the ethnic divide, and state structures differ significantly, the unaccountability of political power has led to repeated popular mobilizations in both countries.
The webinar will discuss these two cases and the lessons learned for civilian-based, nonviolent conflict strategies in these countries.
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Kurt Bassuener is co-founder and Senior Associate of the Democratization Policy Council, under whose aegis he has published numerous policy briefs, papers, and studies. He has worked professionally on Bosnia and wider Balkan policy since 1997 and resided in Sarajevo since 2005. He has also contributed various analyses and opinion pieces to numerous publications, including The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal Europe, Christian Science Monitor, and The Irish Times.
He also co-authored (with Amb. Jeremy Kinsman) the Diplomat’s Handbook for Democracy and Development Support, a project of the Community of Democracies. As the project’s Research Director, he authored or co-authored Handbook case studies on Belarus, Burma, Chile, China, Egypt, Ukraine and Zimbabwe.
His Ph.D. research at the University of St. Andrews beginning in September 2016, will focus on the functional dynamics of postwar power-sharing in Bosnia, Macedonia, and Lebanon. He received his MA in European Studies at the Central European University in Prague in 1994 and his BA in International Relations at America University’s School of International Service (1991).