Celebrating Statehood Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Celebrating the Statehood Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina

On Monday, December 4, 2023, in a spirited commemoration of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Statehood Day, the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) hosted a multifaceted celebration. The event featured multiple activities, including presentations by the Arts and Poetry Club, and a thought-provoking panel discussion titled "The Future, Present, and Past of BiH - Nuanced Student Perspectives."

The Arts and Poetry Club, comprised of talented students from our university, showcased their creative works that highlighted the rich cultural tapestry of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The audience had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the artistic expressions of Benjamin Ahmedbegović and Maida Avdić, offering a unique perspective on the country's history, identity, and contemporary challenges.

One of the focal points of the celebration was the engaging panel discussion led by our students Ajna Mešić, Alma Ramić, and Tarik Zulum. The discussion, titled "The Future, Present, and Past of Bosnia and Herzegovina," provided a platform for nuanced student perspectives on Bosnia and Herzegovina's complex journey towards uncertain future. Our panelists explored the historical context, contemporary challenges, and future aspirations of the nation, offering diverse viewpoints.

Assistant Professor Dr. Jahja Muhasilović moderated the discussion, guiding the conversation through various dimensions of Bosnia and Herzegovina's statehood. The thoughtful and insightful contributions from our panelists captivated the audience, inspiring them to actively participate in the discussion, fostering a deeper understanding of the intricate dynamics shaping our country's narrative. The concluding message echoed a call to action, encouraging continued dialogue, empathy, and collaborative efforts to overcome challenges and celebrate the diverse tapestry that makes Bosnia and Herzegovina unique. Our panelists left the audience with a sense of responsibility, urging everyone to actively participate in our present, and more so in the future.

This event at IUS demonstrated the power of education and open dialogue in building a more connected community, reinforcing the university's role as a hub for intellectual exploration and inspiring change-makers.