Conversation with Kemal Pervanic

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1512 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th St, 15th floor)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights for a conversation with author and filmmaker Kemal Pervanic, the founder and president of Most Mira (Bridge of Peace).

During the Bosnian War, Kemal Pervanic was held in two concentration camps, including the notorious Omarska. In 1993, he moved to London. Ten years later, he returned to Bosnia where he was alarmed to find misrepresentations of what had transpired in the country formerly known as Yugoslavia. Determined to steer the youth of Bosnia away from a future of division and hate, Kemal founded Most Mira to bring children of different ethnic backgrounds together through the arts.  

Kemal participated in the 2012 Human Rights Advocates Program, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary of building the capacity of human rights advocates at Columbia University.