International Summer School Learning from the Past Opened

Today, July 3, 2017, the Opening Ceremony of the 4th International Summer School “Learning from the past – Bosnia and Herzegovina 1995 – 2017: Lessons Not Learned?” was held at Bosniak Institute. Workshop titled “Voicing the Unspeakable: Arts and Artist after genocide” was the part of an Opening Ceremony.

The International University of Sarajevo (IUS) is hosting its fourth summer school from July 3 to July 16, 2017.
The Summer school aims to make a contribution to the process of dealing with the past, reconciliation and transitional justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region. The School will look into what lessons have (not) been learned and why history seems to be repeating itself in this and other parts of the world. By examining the ways how and what students and researchers can learn from the recent past, and in order to confront the challenges in the present, International University of Sarajevo promotes the idea of education as an essential tool for reconciliation and an agent of positive societal change in a post-war country like BiH.  In that regard, Dr. Hariz Halilovich held a lecture at IUS titled: “From Ethnic Diversity to Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide: The Breakup of Yugoslavia and the War in Bosnia.”
The summer school is organized as a combination of lectures, workshops, excursions, field-trips, visits to relevant institutions, introduction to governmental and non-governmental organizations, and participation in socio-cultural activities and events.