Assistant Professor of International Relations, International Burch University
Lejla Ramić-Mesihović has been dealing with European integration issues for the last two decades, both in practical and academic terms. After several years in journalism, she worked for 15 years in the EU institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina as an adviser (EU Special Representative's Office) and servant (EU Delegation to BiH).Her professional focus on analysis and policy advocacy regarding the EU–BiH relations as well as reforming Bosnia and Herzegovina towards the EU accession, international relations and democratization. She further deepened her professional commitment to the democratization process, by managing project interventions of the UNDP devoted to women leadership. In addition to the EUI, the focus of her academic interest includes geopolitics of southern part of the Balkans as being the follow-up of her previous academic research–MA in Macedonian foreign policy and doctoral dissertation on the impact of Albanian ethnic identity on stability of southern part of the Balkans. She works as Assistant Professor at the International Burch University in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Title of Presentation
Key Challenges of Foreign Policy of Bosnia and Herzegovina