Alija Izetbegović remembered

Marking the 7th anniversary of the death of the first president of independent Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Alija Izetbegović, IUS student clubs organized lecture on his life and work. The lecture titled „Bosnia and Herzegovina and Alija Izetbegović“ was held by Mr. Akif Emre, writer and journalist, in the IUS Conference hall on October 19, 2010.

Alija Izetbegović (8 August 1925 – 19 October 2003) was an activist, lawyer, author, philosopher and politician, who, in 1990, became the first president of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He served in this role until 1996, when he became a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, serving until 2000. He was also the author of several books, most notably Islam between East and West.