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30. October 15
20 Years Af ter Dayton Implementation: Challenges and Perspectives

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American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina to Host Event
Keynote Addresses by Lord Paddy Ashdown, U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement that halted hostilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina will host a conference Nov. 6, 2015, in Sarajevo titled, “20 Years After Dayton Implementation: Challenges and Perspectives.”

  1. Location: UNITIC, Fra Anđela Zvizdovića 1, 71000 Sarajevo
  2. Date: Friday, 06.11.2015.
  3. Time: 09:00 – 17:00

The Conference will feature:

Lord Paddy Ashdown, former High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina who oversaw civilian implementation of the Dayton agreement from 2002 to 2006, will be a keynote speaker. After serving as a Royal Marine and an intelligence officer in the U.K. security services, Ashdown became a Member of Parliament and leader of the Liberal Democrats.

U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs committee, also is a keynote speaker. He has served in the House of Representatives for 14 terms and is recognized for leading U.S. congressional opposition to wars in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Croatia in the 1990s. Engel was a member of the presidential delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina headed by former President Bill Clinton for commemoration of the Srebrenica genocide held in July.

Other conference participants will include:

  1. Dr. Valentin Inzko, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina
  2. Jim Harff, President and CEO of the Global Communicators from Washington DC
  3. Amb. Valerie Sluijter, former Dutch Ambassador to BiH and former Deputy High Representative
  4. Michael Humphreys, former Head of the EU Delegation to BiH
  5. Joe Ingram, former World Bank representative to the WTO and former World Bank representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  6. Gallina Andronova Vincelette, Program Leader, Macro Fiscal Management Global Practice, Vienna, Austria and
  7. Renzo Daviddi, Deputy Head of EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina
AGENDA
Time CEST
Session
Thursday,
November 5, 2015
Guest Arrivals to Sarajevo
Friday,
November 6, 2015
9:00 - 9:15
WELCOME REMARKS

Denis Prcić, President of the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Dr. Valentin Inzko, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Semiha Borovac, Minister of Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina, (on behalf of Dr. Denis Zvizdic, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
9:15 - 10:30
SESSION I: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Challenges and Perspectives on its way to EU and NATO
Introduction and Moderator: Michael Humphreys, former Head of EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Speaker: Lord Paddy Ashdown, United Kingdom
Q&A Session
10:30 - 11:45
SESSION II: Migrant Crisis: Its Repercussions for EU Accession Process for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Balkan Countries
Introduction and Moderator: Ambassador Valerie Sluijter, former Dutch Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina and former Deputy High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Speaker: Renzo Daviddi, Deputy Head of EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Q&A Session
12:00 - 13:30
LUNCH BREAK
13:30 - 14:45
SESSION III: 20 Years after Dayton: Economic Development of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Introduction and Moderator: Joe Ingram, former President of The North-South Institute and former Special Representative of The World Bank to the United Nations and the WTO
Speaker: Mrs. Gallina Andronova Vincelette, Program Leader, Macro Fiscal Management Global Practice, Vienna, Austria
Q&A Session
15:00 - 16:30
SESSION IV: Legacy of the Dayton Accords for the United States and EU
Introduction and Moderator: Jim Harff, President and CEO of the Global Communicators, Washington, DC
Speaker: Congressman Eliot Engel, United States
Q&A Session
16:30 - 16:35
CLOSING REMARKS

Jim Harff, President and CEO of the Global Communicators, Washington, DC
16:35 - 17:00
NEWS CONFERENCE

Moderator: Jim Harff
Present: Lord Paddy Ashdown and Congressman Eliot Engel