Biden Administration’s Bosnia Policy: 30 Years of Federation of BiH

US-Europe Alliance and the International University of Sarajevo

June 20, 2024
9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Hotel Europe,

Thirty years after the Clinton administration stopped the conflict between the Army of the Republic of BiH and the Croat Defense Council (HVO), which led to the creation of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the engagement of the Biden administration arguably has been the most active since. USEA and IUS will bring together experts from both sides of the Atlantic for a conference on the Biden administration’s Bosnia policy, including the place of human rights in the Euro-Atlantic community’s policy on Bosnia.

Welcoming Remarks

Reuf Bajrovic and Jahja Muhasilovic
Vice President US-Europe Alliance, IUS Professor

Keynote Addresses

Daniel Serwer
Former US Special Envoy for FBiH


Reuf Bajrovic
US-Europe Alliance
Jasmin Mujanovic
Author of “Bosniaks: Nationhood After Genocide”
Zlatko Hadzidedic

Panel 2: Did Christian Schmidt’s Interventions Make Bosnia Functional?

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Tanya Domi
Columbia University
Jahja Muhasilovic
Slaven Kovacevic
ECHR Appellant
Moderated by

Selma Ibrekic
Panel 3: Bosnia and the West: Implications of ECHR Rulings

13:30-15:00 p.m.


Azra Zornic
ECHR Appellant
Miro Lazovic
Former Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hasan Nuhanovic
Srebrenica Memorial Center
Haris Imamovic
Former Advisor to Bosniak Member of BiH Presidency



Moderated by

Amra Vrabac
Novinska agencija Patrija


June 20, 2024
9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hotel Europe,