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08.12.2015. Dr. Silajdžić visited Burch and held a lecture Today, December 8, 2015, dr. Haris Silajdžić visited the International Burch University and held a lecture on the topic of "A Retrospective Analysis and Future Perspective: Why was the Bosnian Transition so Difficult?"

In conjunction with the Department of International Relations and European Studies and Burch Diplomacy Club, the Social Science Research Center organized a lecture by Dr. Haris Silajdžić, member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina between 2006 and 2010, on the topic of “A Retrospective Analysis and Future Perspective: Why was the Bosnian Transition so Difficult?” primarily for students of the International Burch University Department of International Relations and European Studies but also for other students and esteemed guests.

Rector prof. dr. Teoman Duman, General Secretary assist. prof. dr. Esad Oruč and Mr. Nijaz Hlivnjak welcomed dr. Silajdžić’s and his seven-member delegation and proceeded to escort them for an official welcome ceremony. This was followed by the lecture itself in the newly opened Conference Hall in Block B.

Dr. Silajdžić spoke of his experiences as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1991-1993) and Prime Minister of the same (1993-1996), as well as his opinions on the wartime embargo, establishing a sovereign fund as a way to attract foreign investment, the multiculturalism Bosnians have always loved, and the (in)famous April package.

“This is a rich country, not just culturally but also economically,” dr. Silajdžić asserts.

After brief questions, dr. Silajdžić and his company lunched with dignitaries from the International Burch University, including representatives of the Social Sciences Research Center.

“I believe I speak on behalf of all students when I say that dr. Haris Silajdžić’s visit and lecture were terrific and of great importance. We look forward to more similar events in the near future,” Amer Kurtović, a student of International Relations and European Studies at the International Burch University, said regarding the lecture.

 

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