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Globalising Dayton: Lessons from 20 Years of Peace Implementation in Bosnia and Herzegovina




Keynote speaker: Valentin Inzko, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Organised by the BISA South East Europe Working Group
Supported by the British International Studies Association (BISA), and the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), City University London.

Location: Room AG21, College Building.

On 14 December 1995, the General Framework Agreement for Peace was signed in Paris. The Agreement was negotiated and concluded by the leaders of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia in Dayton, Ohio, hence in short 'Dayton'.

The Dayton Agreement, which marked the official end to the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is considered as an important moment in international peacemaking and peace-building. The workshop will discuss the legacies of Dayton for Bosnia and Herzegovina and consider how these legacies have also shaped global peace-building efforts.

Event schedule

1.00 - 1.30 pm: Welcome and introduction: Dr Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik

1.30 - 3.00 pm: Panel 1 – Socio-economic and Justice Legacies

Chair: Dr Sari Wastell, University of London, Goldsmiths

Paper 1 - Prof. Michael Pugh, University of Bradford, on the complex legacies of liberal political economy drawing from developments in post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Paper 2 - Dr Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic, LSE, on the disconnect between European rules and local practices drawing from private sector development in post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Paper 3 - Dr Damir Arsenijevic, De Montfort University, Leicester, on the topic of citizens, justice and protests drawing from the case of the plenums in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

3.00 - 3.30 pm: Break

3.30 - 5.00 pm: Panel 2 – Institutional/Governance Legacies

Chair: Dr James Ker-Lindsay, LSE

Panel 1 - Dr Soeren Keil, Canterbury Christ Church University, on powersharing and governance drawing from the Bosnian example.

Panel 2 - Dr Gemma Collantes-Celador, City University London, on the role of security governance in statebuilding/nationbuilding processes, through an analysis of reforms in post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Panel 3 - Mr Tobias Flessenkemper, Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE), Nice, on Bosnia and Herzegovina, state functionality and European integration.

5.00 - 6.00 pm: Keynote Speech by the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ambassador Dr Valentin Inzko, Sarajevo

6.00 pm: End of the workshop

Contact:, 020 7040 0056 or visit:

Please note: The organisers have a limited amount of funding, supported by BISA, to assist with the costs of travel and attendance for one PhD student working on issues related to the workshop. If you are a PhD student and interested in a Travel Bursary, please contact us. Indications of interest for this bursary are due by 23 October. The successful candidate will be informed by 24 October.

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1.00pm - 6.00pmWednesday 28th October 2015

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK

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