University of Vermont

Center for Cultural Pluralism

Dženta Karabegoviċ

Dženta Karabegoviċ is a Ph.D. Research Fellow with the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick in England. Her research is part of an European Research Council funded project, "Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty," under the supervision of Dr. Maria Koinova. It focuses on Bosnian diaspora mobilization in Europe around issues of transitional justice, genocide remembrance, and political participation in home and host states. Ms. Karabegoviċ holds M.A. from the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago. She conducted field work on Bosnian diaspora in Sweden and completed graduate work during a Fulbright Fellowship at the Hugo Valentin Centre at Uppsala University. She holds a B.A. from the Honors College at the University of Vermont in Political Science and German with a minor in Holocaust Studies. She was born in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina but subsequently grew up as a refugee of war in Berlin, Germany before resettling to Burlington, Vermont with her family in 1998. She retains a somewhat nomadic lifestyle between field research sites, Bosnia, England and the United States.

Opportunities, Implications and Change:
Political Protests and Diaspora Influence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
5:30-7:30 PM
Waterman Memorial Lounge

Free & Open to to the Public

On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Sarajevo Winter Olympics, recent public protests in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) turned international media attention to the country once again after the 1992-1995 war that resulted in more than one million of its citizens becoming a diaspora and more than 100,000 dead. This talk will contextualize and provide background on the current political situation in BiH as well as a discussion about what lies ahead. It will focus on the protests from the citizen’s perspective as well as touch upon the citizen’s plenums that have been organized in different cities within BiH as a result. Additionally, it will discuss diaspora mobilization more generally as well as Bosnian diaspora responses to the protests based on some preliminary findings from ongoing research.

Mogucnosti, Implikacije i Promjene: Politicki protesti i uticaj dijaspore u Bosni i Hercegovini

Europe and the Immigrant Experience
Dinner Theatre

Vladimir Tomic's Film
"My Lost Generation"

Friday, April 4th, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 PM

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About the film: Art has alway been a clever way to access the memories and traumas of childhood. This is also true for Vladimir Tomic’s documentary self-portrait. Tomic was born in Yugoslavia right after Tito’s death, but fled during the war to Denmark, and while he was digging up the roots of his childhood, he could watch the images of his Bosnian countrymen in concentration camps on TV. In ‘My Lost Generation’, Tomic tells his own as well as his generation’s story by examining what a war can do to a human being. It’s a frightening project, but it’s only through filming that he can overcome his traumas. Fear, violence, scars and distrust are unavoidable premises for the identity-less director, who with his training background from the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts manages to communicate his experiences in a visual, raw and poetic way.

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These events are funded by the "A Network for Understanding the New Europe Initative" Project through the Faculty Resource Network of NYU and the European Union.

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