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