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The Sarajevo Fellowship


The Humanity in Action journey begins with a rich summer experience of inquiry, debate, and community building rooted in trust and empathy.

The Sarajevo Fellowship



No two wars are alike. Nonetheless, the images of Kyiv’s siege have instantly prompted countless traumatic memories of citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sarajevo, reminding them of the dark days in a besieged city between 1992 and 1995. Massacre in Bucha, mass destruction of Mariupol, and numerous other cities in Ukraine have inevitably woken up the deep emotions and suffering the BiH’s citizens experienced across the country, most notably in Srebrenica, Prijedor, and many other places. 

The words like “safe areas”, “no-fly zone”, or “humanitarian aid and corridors” do not mean the same to all people; to those who lived to see their effects in the 1990s, in the Balkans, and nowadays, in Ukraine or other places; to those who read about them and to those who experience their effects in real life. 

There are some important lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina worth examining in relation to the ongoing conflicts in the world. However, the 2022 Humanity in Action Sarajevo Fellowship does not focus on the effects or features of the conflict itself, but on the post-conflict reconstruction process and its dynamics. It explored in depth the topics related to and connected with the role of local leadership, the role of the international community, the responsibility of neighboring countries, the properties of power-sharing schemes and legal reforms, and many other qualities of localized post-conflict peace operations.  


*Due to COVID-19, we reserve the right to modify or cancel the program for reasons beyond our control.

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2019 Sarajevo Action Week

2018 Sarajevo Fellowship

2018 Sarajevo Action Week

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