Dr. sc. Stephen Jenkins, a professor at American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, held a lecture on the topic of Global Banking Crisis - An Insider's View, at the International Symposium Identity and Globalization, organized by the Law School of the University of Zenica, held December 18th-20th, 2008 in Zenica. The three-day symposium was attended by local and international experts, whose task was to, through their deliberations, shed light on the challenges and situation concerning globalization, as well as to respond to issues constantly emerging in that regard.
Dr. Jenkins' presentation was received with significant attention by the symposium participants, particularly because the AUBiH professor who, through an interesting story in the form of a personal testimony of the events in the USA preceding the crisis, shared his views and expertise relating to the causes of the global banking crisis and discussed the current situation in the field of the back secure for mortgage loans. Dr. Jenkins also gave his conclusions and recommendations for the global regulation of the banking market as one of the options for overcoming the crisis and as prevention of possible future global disorders in the capital market.
The participation of dr. Jenkins in the International Symposium Identity and Globalization comes as a result of the implementation of the conclusions reached at the latest extended session of the AUBiH Senate , on which occasion it was decided that the University's academic staff should take a much more significant role in research, as well as in academic life in Bosnia and Herzegovina in general, in that way contributing to the development of the country by sharing their expertise and international experience.