Monday, November 16, 2015
1201 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th Street)
Please join us for a discussion with Dr. Valery Perry, Independent Researcher and Senior Associate, Democracy Policy Council.
Perry began her work in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in 1997 supervising the first post-war municipal elections. She has lived in Sarajevo since 1999, conducting research and working for organizations including the NATO Stabilization Force (SFOR), the European Center for Minority Issues (ECMI), the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina and several NGOs. She served as Chief of Party for the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) in Sarajevo, implementing a project to increase civil society engagement in constitutional reform processes in BiH. She is now a consultant and researcher working for organizations including the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, UNDP and IMPAQ International.
Valery received a B.A. from the University of Rochester, an M.A. from Indiana University’s Russian and East European Institute, and a Ph.D. from George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She has published numerous articles and book chapters, and has spoken at conferences and policy events in the United States and throughout Europe. In 2015 Ashgate she published a book with Soeren Keil, Statebuilding and Democratization in Bosnia and Herzegovina.