Zilka Spahic Siljak lecture at Brandeis University, event poster

Women Peacemakers
   on the Ethnic Borders 
   in Bosnia Herzegovina

Public lecture with Zilka Spahic Siljak 
Harvard Divinity School Visiting Lecturer 

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Women's Studies Research Center
Brandeis University, 515 South Street, Waltham, MA

Zilka Spahic Siljak will speak about specific local Bosnian concepts of compassion (merhamet) and neighborliness (komsiluk) employed for peacebuilding on the borders between Muslim, Catholic, and Orthodox Christian villages in Bosnia Herzegovina. 

Siljak is a Harvard Divinity School Visiting Lecturer on Women’s Studies and Islamic Studies and the Deputy Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary PostgraduateStudies at the University of Sarajevo.

Sponsored by the Gender & International Development Initiatives (GaIDI) at the Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University.


  • Boston University’s Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program (WGS)
  • Brandeis University’s 
    • Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
    • The Heller School for Social Policy and Management’s
      • Gender Working Group (GWG)
      • Coexistence and Conflict Program  

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