Friday, January 18, 2013

BU's WGS Cosponsoring an Upcoming Speaker Event: Women Peacemakers on the Ethnic Borders of Bosnia Herzegovina

We are pleased to inform you of an upcoming visit by Zilka Spahic Siljak (University of Sarajevo) to the Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University, hosted by the Gender & International Development Initiatives (GaIDI). Zilka has agreed to give a talk on the lives of women peace activists in her home country, Bosnia Herzegovina. She will be speaking about specific local Bosnian concepts of compassion (merhamet) and neighborliness (komsiluk) employed for peace-building on the borders between Muslim, Catholic and orthodox Christian villages.
Please save the date: Tuesday, March 12th at 4pm in the WSRC Lecture Hall, 515 South Street, Waltham. WSRC Director Shulamit Reinharz will be welcoming Zilka and participants!                    
Zilka Spahic Siljak

Zilka's bio from the Harvard Divinity School website (where she's a 'Visiting Lecturer on Women's Studies and Islamic Studies, and Women's Studies in Religion Program Research Associate') can be found at:

This event is sponsored by the Gender & International Development Initiatives (GaIDI) of the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis, and cosponsored by Boston University's Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program (WGS), and by other Brandeis University entities including the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, the Gender Working Group (GWG) at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and the Coexistence and Conflict Program.