JUSTINT Conference

Justice Interactions and Peacebuilding

The Conference will provide a forum for project researchers, contributors, experts and practitioners to exchange of views on transitional justice in the Western Balkans and beyond, while putting findings of the JUSTINT research programme in a wider context of transitional justice research.

Date: Friday 20 October 2023

Venue: The London School of Economics and Political Science

Room: Yangtze Theatre, 2nd floor, Centre Building (CBG)

The Conference is free and open to audience. All welcome. 

To learn to more about the ERC-funded JUSTINT project, see here

The Conference Agenda


The Agenda is available here.

Conference Participants

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Nora Ahmetaj is a researcher on transitional justice and an activist who advocates for human/women’ rights. She was the founder and executive director of Centre for Research, Documentation, and Publication's (CRDP) until 2015. During the Kosovo war, she worked with the Humanitarian Law Centre, conducting investigations into war crimes and crimes against humanity.  She specialized in human rights, peace and conflict transformation, and transitional justice and is a long-term fellow of the Bosch Foundation Global Network. She served on the Regional Coordination Council of Coalitions for the establishment of the Regional Truth Commission (RECOM), was a research fellow at Columbia University in 2015, and was an O'Brien Fellow in Residence Program at McGill Law School's Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism in 2017. She was a senior member of the Preparatory Team to establish the Kosovo Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Ms. Ahmetaj received human rights and international relations training at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government's, followed by classes at New School University in NY, and Tuft University, and she received an MPhil in Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies from the University of Tromso, Norway. She coordinated and implemented projects with international organizations such as UNDP, UN Women, European Commission, ETF, Impunity Watch, ICMP, ICTJ, PAX, GITEC and Berghof Foundation. 


Venera Cocaj is a PhD Candidate at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. Her PhD research is part of a larger scientific research project, ‘Justice Interactions and Peacebuilding: From Static to Dynamic Discourses across National, Ethnic, Gender and Age Groups,’ funded by the European Research Council. Her research focuses on wartime sexual violence and gender-based violence in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. Venera was responsible for research for the documentary ‘The Sky is Turning,’ which was the recipient of the 2018 Human Rights Award for the best journalistic piece, awarded by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network Kosovo. Previously, she was the head of research at ORCA, an organization which focuses on academic integrity at the University of Prishtina, and worked as human rights programme manager at the non-governmental organisation, Youth Initiative for Human Rights-Kosovo. She also contributed and led projects on education, human rights, women and LGBT rights, and transitional justice in the Balkans. She is actively involved in the feminist and human rights movements/initiatives in Kosovo and in the Balkans. 


Jasna Dragovic-Soso is Professor of International Politics and History at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has written extensively about memory politics, transitional justice, nationalism, state disintegration and international intervention, with a focus on former Yugoslavia and the post-Yugoslav region. She has provided expertise on the post-Yugoslav region to various non-academic stakeholders, including the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, non-governmental organizations in the UK and the Western Balkans, the Royal Court Theatre, the Carnegie Endowment/Aspen Institute Berlin International Commission on the Balkans, and British and international media outlets. She has held visiting fellowships at the London School of Economics and School of Slavonic and East European Studies/UCL and is on the academic advisory board of the UK charity Remembering Srebrenica. Jasna is on the board of several international research projects and co-edits the Palgrave book series on Memory Politics and Transitional Justice. She is currently writing a book about truth commission initiatives, liberal nation-building and memory politics in the post-conflict Balkans. 

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Paul Drew (PhD 1977) is a professor in the Department of Language & Linguistic Science, University of York, UK, where he has taught for almost 50 years. His research in conversation analysis has focused on some of the basic communicative practices underlying talk-in-interaction, including those associated with correcting our own talk and the talk of others, social action (e.g. complaining, requesting, and recruiting assistance), and the organisation of topics in conversation. He has applied conversation analysis in pioneering research into institutional interactions (Talk at Work, 1992), notably criminal court and in medical settings. His PhD focused on the quasi-judicial inquiry into the disturbances in Northern Ireland (The Scarman Inquiry) in the early 1970s. This was developed into his co-authored book Order in Court (1979); in this and subsequent publications he explored more generally the cross-examination of witnesses in courtroom testimony.  His most recent projects include a collaboration with a group at Johns Hopkins University Medical School on the language used by doctors in completing patients’ medical records (preliminary results suggest that prejudicial language is used more frequently in the medical records of women and Black patients); a study of the telephone delivery of the UK’s NHS Talking (psychological) Therapy; and ongoing research into decision making in conversations between doctors and parents in neonatal critical care. He has lectured and led workshops in CA internationally. He has held visiting positions in China (OUC), Denmark (SDU), Finland (Helsinki), Sweden (Lund), and the US (UCLA). He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Helsinki in 2007.

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Ger Duijzings is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Regensburg (Germany). He has extensive fieldwork experience in South-Eastern Europe, mainly Kosovo (1986-1992), Bosnia (1997-2002) and Romania (2009 - present). He started as a free-lance journalist and continued as an academic, with various positions in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Germany, always in interdisciplinary work environments, including the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam, and the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ICTY in the Hague. His work was published in thirteen countries (including the US and Jordan), and appeared in, or was translated into nine languages (Dutch, English, German, Italian, Serbian, Croatian, Albanian, Romanian, and Polish). He has also entered into collaborations with artists, being particularly interested in documentary cinema, sound, visual and performance art. One of his most relevant recent publications is Engaging with historical traumas: experiential learning and pedagogies of resilience (co-editor, Routledge 2021) 

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Serbeze Haxhiaj is an investigative journalist and news editor based in Pristina, Kosovo, who focuses on corruption, human rights, security issues, religious extremism, terrorism, and war crimes. She is currently an editor at Radio Television of Kosovo and a journalist for the Balkaninsight. Haxhiaj previously worked for the daily newspapers Rilindja, Zeri, Lajm, and Koha Ditore and was the correspondent in Pristina for Le Courrier des Balkans. She has recently been published in The Financial Times, Der Standard, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Voice of America, World Politics Review, and Al Jazeera. She also has worked for five years as a researcher for Navanti, an American research, and analysis company. In her research on war crimes and human rights violations in transitional justice, her goal was always to give victims a platform to voice the horrors they witnessed and experienced. For her reporting on war crimes, human rights, organized crime, corruption, and violence against women, she has received 19 awards from various local and international organizations, including European Union in 2020.
Below are some of her publications:



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Marsha Henry is Associate Professor at the Department of Gender Studies at LSE. Dr Henry's research interests focus on gender, peace and security; gender and militarisation; gender and development; and intersectional feminist methodologies. Over the past 20 years, her research has concentrated on documenting the social experiences of living and working in peacekeeping missions. Her book on this two decades ethnographic-inspired research, ‘The End of Peacekeeping: Gender, Race, and the Martial Politics of Intervention’ will be out this spring with University of Pennsylvania Press.

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Dženeta Karabegović is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Salzburg. Her academic interests are in international political sociology with a focus on migration, transnationalism, diaspora, education, remembrance, transitional justice, democratization, foreign policy, and the Balkans. She consults and guest lectures with local and international organizations focused on diasporas and development, returnees, education, countering extremism, remembrance, democratization, social entrepreneurship, and civil society. She teaches on topics related to social movements, migration, diasporas, qualitative methods, and the EU. She holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick, an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and a BA (Hon) in German and Political Science with a minor in Holocaust Studies from the University of Vermont. Besides article and chapter length publications in peer-reviewed outlets, she has co-edited several books including the first book on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s foreign policy, a volume on diasporas and transitional justice, migration studies in Austria, and Bosnian Studies – Perspectives from an Emerging Field. Besides her academic engagement, she serves on the Board of Directors of Transparency International BiH and ŠTO TE NEMA. She was born in Banja Luka, BiH and grew up in Berlin, Germany and Burlington, Vermont in the United States.
Relevant Publications:

-Karabegović, D. (2019). Who chooses to remember? Diaspora participation in memorialization initiatives. Ethnic and Racial Studies42(11), 1911-1929.

-Karabegović, D. (2018). Aiming for transitional justice? Diaspora mobilisation for youth and education in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies44(8), 1374-1389.

- Koinova, M., & Karabegović, D. (2017). Diasporas and transitional justice: Transnational activism from local to global levels of engagement. Global Networks17(2), 212-233.

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Jovana Kolarić has worked at the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) in Serbia since 2012. She worked as a researcher and analyst on human losses projects in order to register killed and missing in the armed conflict in Croatia and Bosnia and Hercegovina from 1991-1995. She conducted more than 700 interviews with members of the victim’s families and eyewitnesses. Since 2017, Kolarić has been working on the search for war crimes perpetrators projects, where she is analyzing documentation that HLC had collected in the last 25 years, along with archives coming from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) as well as from regional war crimes trials. Kolarić is the author of six HLC dossiers - The Yugoslav People´s Army in the Wars in Croatia and BiH (2018), Crimes against Croats in Vojvodina (2019), Forcible Mobilisation of Refugees (2019), Camps for Croats in Serbia (2020), 43rd Motorised Brigade in Prijedor (2021), Serbian Volunteer Guard (2023). Also, she created four digital narratives based on previous research on possible perpetrators. From September 2023, Kolarić coordinates the program of HLC that unifies a search for perpetrators and victim support in legal proceedings. Jovana graduated in Sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Novi Sad and completed several informal trainings in the field of transitional justice and conflict theory, including the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) fellowship. 

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Maja Korac is a sociologist, Reader in Refugee and Migration Studies (retired); currently a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Sociological Research, University of Belgrade. Maja’s research interests include: conflict, gender and displacement; gender, migration and integration. She is based in London. Maja got her PhD from York University, Canada, her BA and MPhil from University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia/Serbia. She has held positions at the Department of Social Sciences, University of East London, (UK)[2002-2020], where she Co-Directed the Centre for Social Justice and Change, as well as two Post-Graduate Programmes: in Refugee Studies, and in Conflict, Displacement and Human Security. Maja has also held posts at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford (UK) [1999-2001], Centre for Refugee Studies and the Centre for Feminist Research, York University (Canada)[1993-1999], and University of Belgrade (Yugoslavia/Serbia)[1983-1993]. Maja is one of the founding members of the Women in Conflict Zones Network, an international network of scholars, policymakers and grassroots women’s groups. Her book Linking Arms: Women and war in post-Yugoslav states (1998 Uppsala); co-edited book Feminist under Fire: Exchanges across War Zones, Toronto: Between the Lines (2003; translations: Sinhalese 2008; Croatian 2004) and the article 'Feminists Against Sexual Violence in War: The Question of Perpetrators and Victims Revisited'. Social Sciences, 2018, 7(10) are some of her publications focusing on gender, nationalism, and (post)conflict situations. At Oxford University, Maja was the Principal Investigator of a comparative study about integration of refugees in the EU. Her book Remaking Home (Berghahn Books Oxford 2009; Serbian translation 2012) is one of her social inclusion publications. Maja’s research on transnational mobility of Chinese traders in Serbia, and the article ‘Chinese traders in Serbia: Gender opportunities, translocal family strategies and transnational mobility’, published in 2013 in Ars&Humanities, VII(2), is one of Maja’s publications related to this research area. Maja’s more recent publications, include article ‘Gendered and Racialized Border Security: Displaced people and the politics of fear’, Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 2020, 9(3); the special issue, co-edited, entitled ‘The Other’ and Ourselves: Artistic Interventions as the Key for Communication and Understanding ‘the Other’, Interculturality: Journal for stimulation and affirmation of Intercultural communication. Novi Sad (ISSN 2217-4893). Currently, Maja is guest editing a Special Issue of the Journal Genealogy, entitled Stories of violence, war, and displacement: Intersections of life, research, and knowledge production to be published by the end of 2023.

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Denisa Kostovicova is Associate Professor of Global Politics at the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a scholar of conflict and peace processes with a particular interest in post-conflict reconstruction and transitional justice. She is the author of Reconciliation by Stealth: How People Talk about War Crimes(Cornell, 2023) and Kosovo: The Politics of Identity and Space(Routledge, 2005). Dr Kostovicova co-edited 8 volumes, including Rethinking Reconciliation and Transitional Justice After Conflict (Routledge, 2018). Dr Kostovicova’s research has been funded by a number of prestigious grants, including those by the Leverhulme Trust, MacArthur Foundation and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), among others. Her academic research has been published widely in world-leading scholarly journals, such as International Studies Quarterly, Security Dialogue, Review of International Studies, Third World Quarterly, Qualitative Research and International Journal of Transitional Justice. Dr Kostovicova currently directs a major research programme funded by the European Research Council (ERC), titled ‘Justice Interactions and Peace-building (JUSTINT).’ She has authored a number of policy papers on issues concerning Western Balkans’ European integration, post-conflict recovery and regional security. Her academic research and policy contributions have informed policy making at the EU, UN, and in the UK. Dr Kostovicova has a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining LSE, she held junior research fellowships at Wolfson College, Cambridge and Linacre College, Oxford. 


Vjollca Krasniqi is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Arts, University of Prishtina, Kosovo. She holds a PhD from the University of Ljubljana; an MSc degree in gender, development, and globalization from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and sociology from the University of Prishtina. Her research interests are gender, nation-building, collective memory, transitional justice, human rights, and social policy. She has led and participated in numerous international research projects and published widely on these topics. She has published in Nations and Nationalisms, the International Journal of Educational Development, the British Journal of Social Work, the International Journal of Transitional Justice, and Feminist Review. She has actively engaged on gender equality and dealing with the past issues in Kosovo and the wider Balkan region.  

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Predrag Kurčubić was born in 1983 in Kragujevac, where he completed his primary education and attended the First Kragujevac Gymnasium. He later moved to Belgrade for his studies in psychology, with a two-year break spent in London, and has been living there ever since. He graduated with a degree in Statistics in Psychology, focusing on the topic of Conjoint Analysis, which was just emerging as a research tool at the time and for which he had to give a Serbian name. He also completed his master's degree in Psychometrics at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. Throughout his entire professional career, Predrag has been dedicated to market research, spending 16 years at Ipsos (formerly Strategic Marketing) – 14 years in Serbia and two years in England at Ipsos MORI, one of Europe's largest research firms. In the Serbian office, he held various roles, from a junior researcher to the director of media and socio-political research, eventually becoming the general director. In England, as the youngest research director, he worked on complex international social studies. Currently, he serves as the General Director of Ipsos Adria East, covering the markets of Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Albania. Ipsos Adria East is the largest research agency in the region specializing in ad hoc research, with a team of over 100 people, including more than 40 researchers, conducting over 800 studies and surveys annually. Starting this year, Predrag teaches Statistics in Psychology to students at the Faculty of Media and Communication. He has also had the opportunity to lecture at other faculties, including the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Organizational Sciences. Predrag has been a member of the International Advertising Association (IAA) since 2017 and has actively participated in the work of AcademIAA, both as a research module organizer and as a lecturer. He served on the Effie Awards jury for four years and conducted education sessions on data usage in award submissions for the past two years. He is now vice-president of Serbian chapter of IAA. In his free time, he enjoys sports, especially basketball, socializing, and a good pint of beer. He spends his leisure time walking his dog and cheering for Red Star Belgrade.

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Vojislav Mihailović holds a bachelor's and master's degree from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. From 2014 to 2022, Vojislav worked in Ipsos Serbia, where he served as a dedicated researcher and eventually progressed to the role of research manager. During his tenure at Ipsos, spanning eight years, he led numerous extensive quantitative and qualitative research projects. These ranged from regional to international studies, delving into a wide array of subjects. Vojislav conducted research projects on crucial topics such as quality of life and working conditions, the functioning of the judiciary, LGBTI rights, and Peacebuilding. In October 2022, Vojislav made a move to join the watchdog organization CRTA, as the Head of Public Opinion Research. In this role, he is actively engaged in exploring themes related to democracy and civic activism. 

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Nikola Mokrović, born in 1983, currently resides in Zagreb. He works at Documenta – Centre for Dealing with the Past as an archivist and lead researcher on the 'Human Losses in Croatia 1991-1995' project. Additionally, he has served as a Board member and Co-Chair of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Zagreb and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Graz in the program of Law and Politics. His areas of interest include the development of civil society organizations, transitional justice, archival theory and practice, digitization, and political philosophy. He has edited numerous books in the field of political theory and authored or co-authored several papers on archival theory and practice.

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Vjeran Pavlaković is a Professor at the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Rijeka, Croatia. He received his Ph.D. in History in 2005 from the University of Washington, and has published articles on cultural memory, transitional justice in the former Yugoslavia, and Yugoslav volunteers in the Spanish Civil War. He is a co-editor of the volume Framing the Nation and Collective Identity in Croatia (Routledge, 2019), which was re-issued in Croatian in 2022. He was the lead researcher on the Memoryscapes project as part of Rijeka’s European Capital of Culture in 2020 and a co-founder of the Cres Summer School on Transitional Justice and Memory Politics, as well as a researcher for Rijeka/Fiume in Flux. Current research includes the transnational muralization of conflict and a history of Dalmatian immigrants in the American Southwest, which explores the trajectories of former Habsburg imperial subjects re-inventing themselves as a driving force in the Americanization of US borderlands. 

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Vesna Popovski is LSE Fellow in Conflict and Post-Conflict Studies at the European Institute. She is the author of National Minorities and Citizenship Rights in Lithuania, 1988 - 1993.(Palgrave, 2000). Her research has evolved from interest in the Chicago school of urban sociology to analysing social rights of citizens of urban settlements in socialist Yugoslavia; from development studies, particularly post-colonial legacy on state and nation building to the rise of nationalism in the late 1980 in Eastern Europe and Russia concentrating on its effect on democratic transition through the lens of rights of national minorities. More recently, Vesna developed interest in food and nationalism, that is how food feeds our identity despite being seen as a ‘banal indicator’, which highlights how cultural difference (not only based on language and religion) feeds a process of identification. In the last five year Vesna has been concentrating on issues relating to transitional justice in post-conflict societies, exploring the role of gender, national minorities, civil society and state institutions in the process of peacebuilding. Vesna is a member of a team, led by Dr Denisa Kostovicova, working on  a 5 year project funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant entitled Justice Interactions and Peacebuilding: From Static to Dynamic Discourses Across National, Ethnic, Gender and Age Groups. She has been collaborating on two papers discussing how women, MPs, shape transitional justice policies in Croatian Parliament. 

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Tolga Sinmazdemir is a Senior Lecturer in Political Methodology in the Department of Politics and International Studies at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Before joining SOAS, he worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University, Istanbul, and spent a year as a fellow in the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds a Ph.D. in Politics from New York University. He is a member of Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP), which is a global research network of scholars doing experimental research. Dr Sinmazdemir's research focuses on political conflict and violence. His goal is to identify causes and consequences of conflict across different cases through rigorous analysis of original data. He has published articles in Political Geography, Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, PS: Political Science and Politics, Review of Middle East Studies, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. 

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Inger Skjelsbaek is Professor and Director of the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway. She is also Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Her research has focused on gender, peace and conflict with a special focus on conflict related sexual violence in the wars in the Balkans of the 1990s. Her background is in political psychology. She is currently PI for an ERC Consolidator Grant project  entitled European Children Born of War (EuroWARCHILD) from 2021- 2026.

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Ivor Sokolic is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Hertfordshire and a Visiting Fellow at the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He contributes to the ERC funded project “Justice Interactions and Peacebuilding: From Static to Dynamic Discourses across National, Ethnic, Gender and Age Groups”, which examines transitional justice processes across the former Yugoslavia. He holds a PhD from the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies and an MSc and BSc in European Politics from the Department of International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. In 2019, Ivor published a book based on his research on Croatia, titled International Courts and Mass Atrocity: Narratives of War and Justice in Croatia (Palgrave MacMillan). He has published articles in Cooperation & Conflict, Nations & Nationalism, Nationalities Papers, Südosteuropa and The Croatian Political Science Review.

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Dragan Stavljanin is foreign affairs editor at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's (RFE/RL) Balkan Service in Prague. He joined RFE/RL in 1994. Prior to that, since the mid-1980s he covered for other media the most important events and processes leading to the dismemberment of former Yugoslavia as well as the tumultuous events of the 1990s. Dragan has made numerous analyses on Balkan imbroglio and the most pressing international events. He has prepared several special projects like on the frozen conflicts in the Caucasus and the centennial anniversary of the creation of Yugoslavia (2018). Dragan has also done more than a thousand interviews with key stakeholders in the Western Balkans as well as international ones. Apart from journalism, Dragan has been engaged in academic activities participating in conferences and contributing to academic journals on the topics such as the role of the media in rekindling nationalism and hindering ethnic reconciliation. He is the author of two books: "'The Balkanization' of the Internet and the 'Death of the Journalist – Toward Post-Internet and Post Journalism", (in Serbian), 2013, and: "Cold Peace: Caucasus and Kosovo" (in Serbian), 2009. Apart from his academic contributions, he has also authored policy papers, such as "Unfinished Business in the Balkans", in: An International Affairs Forum, Washington, 2009. He earned an MA in 1996. at Open University, London – the Central European University, Budapest. MA thesis: The Balkans: Balkanization, Nationalism, Democracy - failed modernization. He earned a PhD in 2012 at Belgrade University. Ph.D. thesis: "Democracy and the Media in the Era of Globalization." The focus of his research has been the stumbling blocks in ethnic reconciliation, war crime denial, liberal democracy and its discontents, the media: agent of change or status quo, Thucydides' trap in great powers rivalry. Dragan was also an assistant to the Minister of Information in FR Yugoslav government headed by Milan Panic in 1992.

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Ivana Stepanović is a permanent research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies Koszeg and lecturer at the University of Pannonia, Koszeg Campus in Hungary. She is the Academic Coordinator of the UNESCO Chair for Culture Heritage Management and Sustainability in Hungary. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia, MA in Human Rights South-East Europe from University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and University of Bologna, Italy and BA in Philosophy from Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia. Her teaching and research activities focus on reconciliation in former Yugoslavia, online activism, and the impact of artificial intelligence on societies. 

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Heleen Touquet is an adjunct professor at the University of Antwerp and an independent researcher. Their research interests are gender and conflict, masculinities and conflict-related sexual violence against males in the former Yugoslavia. They are currently writing a book about the latter issue. 

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Sanja Vico is a Lecturer in Communications and Digital Media at the University of Exeter and a collaborator on the ERC-funded project Justice Interactions and Peacebuilding (JUSTINT) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where she previously worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher She is also an Associate member of the LSEE – LSE Research on Southeastern Europe. She received a PhD in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths, University of London, an MSc from the LSE, and a BSc from the Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade. She has published on issues of how people engage with social media in contexts of migration, identity, nationalism, and post-conflict justice and peacebuilding. This includes an article on Destigmatisation strategies of Serbian Londoners on social media published in Television and New Media, and Cognitive dissonance in face-to-face and social media interactions regarding the legacy of war published in International Journal of Communication. She received an Honorary mention Best Paper Senior Scholar award for her article 'Globalised difference': identity politics on social media by the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) in 2019.