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International Conference “Facilitating Dialogue in Divided Societies”

Aug 21, 2019

Call for Papers



International Conference “Facilitating Dialogue in Divided Societies”



Sarajevo School of Science and Technology



November 1-3, 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina



As part of the Jean Monnet Network on “Democratization and Reconciliation in the Western Balkans" Sarajevo School of Science and Technology in partnership with the University of New York Tirana,  the Institute  for Central-Eastern and Balkan Europe, the University of Dubrovnikand the European  Movement in Serbia are pleased  to  announce   the  call  for  papers  to  be  presented   at  the  international conference on “Facilitating Dialogue in Divided Societies”.



Thconference  will seek to address  theoretical  and  empirical  questions  on the relationship between fostering dialogue and reconciliation in post-conflict environments. Specifically, we are seeking to answer the question of how to facilitate intergroup  reconciliation  through  dialogue in the Western  Balkans. In addressing this   question,   we   welcome   papers   dealing   with:   •  New   theoretical    and methodological approaches in studying the interaction between these two processes;

Empirical  works that  seek to explain  reconciliation  in the Western  Balkans; • Comparative case studies and inter-regional comparisons with the Western Balkans;

NGO  representatives   and  policy  makers  working  in  the  field  of  fostering reconciliation  in  post-conflict  environments.   We  also  invite  papers  from  PhD students, early career researchers and senior academics.



Confirmed Keynote Speakers:




•  Nataša Kandić, founder of Humanitarian Law Centre, Serbia

•  Sonja Biserko, founder of Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, Serbia

•  Vladimir Ionaș, President of Roundtable on Ethnic Relations, Romania


Interested applicants are invited to submit their abstracts of no more than 300 words and a short CV or by October 1,




Applicants will be notified by October 15, 2019 whether  their abstracts  have been accepted.


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