FPI BH Research Internship

Emina Zeljković
Fellow

I am currently enrolled in my fourth year at International University of Sarajevo where I am studying International Relations as my major and Economics as my minor. What my work focuses on mainly is the complexity of human rights and security. I am constantly working on expanding my knowledge not only regarding these topics but many more and use it to help and educate others. I have had the chance to interact and communicate with many respectable diplomats and officials from all around the World. I am still daily using everything they have taught me to become better at what I do. In my future career I would like to focus on Security Studies

Emir Zukić
Fellow

Emir Zukić is a student of a joint master's degree in political science at the University of Salzburg and the University of Sarajevo. He graduated in International Relations and Diplomacy at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo. In 2019 and 2020, he was a project assistant on the peacebuilding project in the Prijedor region, organized by the NGO "Bridge of Peace" from Prijedor. He is also a Humanity in Action BiH fellow and an active member of AIESEC in Bosnia and Herzegovina. His interests are peacebuilding and the EU's role in the peacebuilding and reconciliation process.

Ena Jusufbegović
Fellow

Ena Jusufbegović is a master’s student at the Department of Security and Peace Studies, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Department of Political Sciences-International Relations and Diplomacy at the same faculty with excellent results. She is an active member of the Youth Advisory Group of the OSCE Mission to BiH. In addition, she regularly participates in various projects, seminars and conferences organized by non-governmental organizations dealing with the topics of democratization and Euro-Atlantic integration of BiH.

Haris Kalač
Fellow

Haris Kalac is a master's student in Advanced Financial Management at the Faculty of Economics, University of Sarajevo. He holds a degree in International Relations and European Studies from the International Burch University in Sarajevo. During his studies he gained important experiences such as organizing various conferences, and participating in various workshops organized by the Burch Diplomatic Club, of which he was a member. He is particularly interested in the influence of the international economy on foreign policy decisions.

Kenan Kadić
Fellow

Kenan Kadić received his B.A. and M.A. degrees with distinction in Political Science – International relations and Diplomacy from the University of Sarajevo. His research looks at authoritarian regimes, EU foreign policy as well as Middle East politics and society and utilizes qualitative and mixed methods approaches. He is particularly interested in institutional arrangements and political elites that influence and contribute to regime (in)stability. Most of his research looks at countries in the MENA region but also includes case studies from Europe and the EU.

Melisa H.Mehmedović
Fellow

Melisa H.Mehmedović holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and European Studies. She won the award for the Best Student of the Faculty for Economics and Social Sciences at IBU. She has been awarded a scholarship by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung continue her studies in Germany, where she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Political Science at the University of Cologne. She has completed an internship at the Directorate for European Integration of the Council of Ministers BiH, where she participated in the preparation of the answers to the European Commission's follow-up questions. She has co-written the country specific report within the project “Strengthening Resilience of the Youth against Radicalization in the Western Balkans”, which was supported by Slovak Aid and International Visegrad Fund. Melisa has presented this report at the Globsec Forum 2019 in Bratislava, and at an expert workshop in Tirana.

Tajra Hadžić
Fellow
Tajra Hadžić is currently pursuing a master's degree in International Management at the University of Klagenfurt. She acquired the title of BA in International Relations and European Studies at the International Burch University in Sarajevo. In addition to her formal education, she completed the one-year-long  Academy for the Young Leaders in Civil Society, as well as the EU Projects Writing Academy. Through the Humanity in Action program "Promotion of Democratic Values and Active Citizenship among Youth" she worked on the creation of the movie about the beauties of BiH in sign language. She is interested in the utilization of EU funds with the aim of improving the democratic values in BiH and the effects that foreign policies have on the economic relations between countries.
Minja Čulić
Fellow

Minja Čulić was born on January 22nd, 1998, in Mrkonjić Grad, where he finished primary school and Gymnasium. He completed his bachelor studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Sarajevo, Department of International Relations and Diplomacy, and won the Golden Badge of the University of Sarajevo. He is currently a master student at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo, in the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy. In addition to the spheres of international relations and geopolitics, Čulić is also interested in the sphere of international security and sustainable development of countries in transition and is an active member in the non-governmental sector.

GENERATION 2020/21 – first cycle

Emir Velić
Fellow

Emir Velić is a third-year student of International Relations and European Studies at the International Burch University. During his studies, he became familiar with the modern theories of international relations, and began expressing special interests in geopolitics and European integration. In cooperation with the Diplomacy Club of Burch University, he had opportunities to meet numerous officials of international organizations, as well as ambassadors of foreign countries. He believes that these experiences have helped him better understand global political trends, including the challenges that Bosnia and Herzegovina faces in conducting its foreign policy.

Hana Sarajlić
Fellow

Hana Sarajlić is a master’s student of psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo. The major focus of her interest is the role of emotions versus rationality in the field of foreign policy theories. She is also interested in researching experimental and sociopsychological findings that explain the behavior of actors in the worlds politics such as NGOs, states and individuals. She hopes that her engagement in the field of researching the correlation between psychology and foreign policy would contribute to the acknowledgement of psychological theories in the realm of International relations.

Hata Kujraković
Fellow

Hata Kujraković is an MSc student of European Affairs at Lund University, Sweden. She holds a BA in International Relations and European Studies from International Burch University, BiH. She has worked on various projects related to the improvement and promotion of human rights and advancement of knowledge in the sciences among students in BiH. Her interests are political processes in the EU. Hata is a Humanity in Action BiH fellow, where she also worked as a project assistant.