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Dr. Emir Suljagic
Adjunct Instructor Dr.

Education

DegreeFaculty/ProgramUniversityYear

PhD

Political Science, Institute for Peace Research and Security Studies

University of Hamburg

2009

MA

Democracy and Human Rights, Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies

University of Bologna& University of Sarajevo

2005

BA

Political Science

University of Sarajevo

2000

Work Experience

TitleEmployerPeriod

Deputy Defense Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

2015

Coordinator

"1 March Coalition"

2012-2014

Coordinator

"Vote for Srebrenica campaign"

2012

Minister of Education

Government of Canton Sarajevo

2011-2012

Head of Communications

Social Democratic Party (SDP) of BiH

2010

Director of Communications

Office of Mayor of Sarajevo

2009-2011

Advisor to the Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

2006

Correspondent from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

 

2002-2004

Reporter/Editor

Dani news-magazine

1996-2002

PUBLICATIONS

Academic Publications

Books

  • Ethnic Cleansing: Politics, Policy, Violence - Serb Ethnic Cleansing Campaign in former Yugoslavia, Emir Suljagić,Nomos Publishers, Berlin, 2010;

Refereed book chapters

  • „Justice squandered? The trial of Slobodan Milošević“, Emir Suljagić, Prosecuting Heads of State, Ed. Ellen E. Lutz and Caitlin Reiger, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2009; 

Non-academic publications

Books

  • Postcards from the Grave, Emir Suljagic; Bosnian (DANI, Sarajevo, 2005), Croatian (Dureieux, Zagreb, 2005), English (Saqi Books, London, 2005), Dutch (Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam, 2006), Spanish (Gutenberg Galaxica Barcelona, 2007), Polish (WydawnictwoCzarne, Warszawa, 2007), German (Czolnay, Vienna, 2009); Italian (Beit Casa Editrice, Trieste, 2010); Norwegian (CapellenDamm, 2010)
  • Srebrenica – 7/11/95 (with Tarik Samarah), Sarajevo, Ministarstvokulture, obrazovanjaisportaFederacijeBiH, 2005;
  • Samouk, Sarajevo, Buybook, 2014;

Non-refereed articles

  • Srebrenica – Remembering the Future, Vaclav Havel, Madeleine Albright, Marieluise Beck, Chris Keulemans, SlavenkaDrakulic und Susan Sontag, Emir Suljagic; Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Sarajevo, 2005;
  • “Pismo srpskomprijatelju”, Emir Suljagić, Srebrenica – od poricanja do priznanja, Ed Sonja Biserko, HelsinškiodborzaljudskapravaSrbije, Beograd, 2005; 

Newspaper Op/Eds

  • Truth at The Hague, New York Times, 1 June 2003
  • Holding Serbia accountable, Boston Globe, 4 March 2007
  • The Line that Stretches from Srebrenica to Homs, El Pais, Die Zeit, 2 March 2012

Research reports

  • BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA: THE STATE OF FROZEN PEACE (Possibility of Renewal of Large Scale Violence in Short and Medium Term), Emir Suljagić, June 2009 (Commissioned by the United Kingdom Department for International Development)
  • Personal stories of the Victims for the Permanent Exhibition of Memorial Room of Memorial Center Srebrenica-Potočari, July, 2007 (Commissioned by the Memorial Center Srebrenica-Potočari)

Invited conference presentations

  • The ICTY from a “victim’s” perspective“, Supranational Criminal Law Lectures Series Grotius Centre (Leiden University, Campus The Hague), T.M.C. Asser Institute and CICC, February 2003
  • Fifteen Years Later: Forward or Backward in the Balkans?“, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, July 2010, Washington DC
  • Reconciliation and Justice – Contradiction or sine qua non?, Towards Reconciliation. Experiences, Techniques and Opportunities for Europe Dubrovnik, Croatia, October, 2010
  • Elections in the Balkans – What can Citizens do?, Point Conference, Sarajevo, May 2016
  • Western Balkans and NATO before and after Warsaw Summit, Belgrade, June 2016

Affiliations

  • Member of Advisory Board, Institute for Research of Genocide Canada

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AWARDS

Awards and honors

  • Recipient of Karim Zamović Best Journalist Award in Bosnia and Herzegovina under 25 years, 1999;
  • Recipient of Dayton Literary Peace Prize “Ambassador Robert Frowick” by the City of Dayton, Ohio, 2010; 

Media commentaries

I have given interviews and provided commentaries on a range of issues from my area of expertise to many national and international media outlets including the CNN, Al Jazeera, BBC, New York Times, Die Presse, Die Zeit, Suddeeutsche Zeitung, El Pais, TRT, Politico, FTV BiH, Federalni Radio, NTV Hayat, HRT, Face TV, TV1, HRT, BIRN.

 

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LANGUAGES

Languages

  • English – functionally native proficiency
  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian - native

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