13.09.2022 I 18:30 I Online-Panel (Zoom) I Conflicted Memory in Bosnia and Herzegovina

How about the culture of remembrance in Bosnia and Herzegovina? How is the view back to the time of communism and its collapse? How can genocide and war be remembered? What are the current challenges the country is facing and which role does the culture of remembrance play in this? We invite you to a online-discussion about these questions together with:

Lejla Gačanica (Political Analyst and Independet Researcher);

Jasmin Mujanović (Political Scientist and Policy Specialist)

Denis Džidić (Journalist,, Executive Director at Balkan Investigative Reporting Network)

The panel will take place at Zoom and will be in English. To participate, please email us at: internationalroundtable@revolutionale.de and we will send you the login details.

The event is part of the series “Regional Perspectives on Remembrance”.


Denis Džidić is the Executive Director and Editor of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIRN BiH).Denis has worked as a journalist since 2006, starting his career in Oslobodjenje, a daily newspaper from Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has also worked for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in Sarajevo and The Hague, reporting on transitional justice issues and covering war crimes trials related to the 1992-1995 conflict in BiH. He joined BIRN in August 2008 and has worked as a journalist, deputy editor and chief editor for BIRN BiH before being named Executive Director and Editor in October 2019.

Dr. Jasmin Mujanović is a Political Scientist (Ph.D., York University) specializing in the politics of post-authoritarian and post-conflict democratization. His first book Hunger and Fury: The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans (Hurst Publishers & Oxford University Press, 2018) examines the persistence of authoritarian and illiberal forms of governance in the Western Balkans since the end of the Yugoslav Wars. His publications also include peer-reviewed articles in top-flight academic journals, chapters in numerous edited volumes and policy.Originally from Sarajevo, he is currently an Advisory Board member of the Kulin Initiative, and a Course Coordinator contracted by the Foreign Service Institute at the U.S. Department of State.


Lejla Gačanica is PhD candidate and is currently working as a political analyst and independent researcher. Her areas of interest are culture of remembrance, human rights, gender equality and constitutional law. She is the author of published articles, analytical, scientific and research papers in these fields. Lejla is a member of Initiative Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform and Western Balkans Strategy Group.