Curriculum Vitae

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Education

2014
University of Sarajevo

Ph.D. in Political Science

Doctoral thesis: Promoting Democracy in Multiethnic Societies
2008
Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin and University Potsdam

Master of Arts in International Relations

Master Internationale Beziehungen
2005
University of Sarajevo

Diploma in Political Science

Diplomirani politolog

Main Experience

2019 – Current
University of Sarajevo

Associate Professor

Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo
2014 – 2019
University of Sarajevo

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo
2022 – Current
Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group

BiEPAG Member

Expert on Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Balkans

Highlighted Publications

2022
Nationalities Papers

Segmental Volatility in Ethnically Divided Societies

Damir Kapidžić and Olivera Komar
2021
Routledge

Illiberal Politics in Southeast Europe

Damir Kapidžić and Věra Stojarová
2020
Southeast European and Black Sea Studies

The Rise of Illiberal Politics in Southeast Europe

Damir Kapidžić

Major Projects

2020 – 2023
EU Horizon 2020

Contexts of violent extremism in MENA and Balkan societies

Member of Executive Committee and Ethics Advisory Board, Coordinator of WP 4 and PI at the University of Sarajevo.
2018
Open Society Foundations

Alternatives to Consociationalism?

Grant-holder and PI at National University of Singapore and University Malaya
2011 – 2016
London School of Economics and DFID-UK

Justice and Security Research Programme

Associate researcher for Uganda

Notable Consulting

2021 – 2022

European Union

Lead consultant on deliberative democracy for the ‘BiH Citizens’ Assembly’ for the European Union Special Representative to BiH.
2020 – 2021

Council of Europe

Local expert on deliberative democracy for ‘Building democratic participation in the City of Mostar’ for the CoE Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.
2021 – 2022

OSCE

Consultant to the Democratic Governance Section of the OSCE Mission to BiH.

Relevant Grants

2020

European Commission

Horizon 2020 grant for research project ‘Contexts of Extremism in MENA and Balkan Societies’ (Grant# 870772).
2018

Open Society Foundations

Civil Society Scholar Award grant for research project ‘Alternatives to Consociationalism?’ (Grant# IN2017-37957).
2014

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

RRPP grant for research project ‘Governing the Floods’ (Grant awarded through University of Fribourg, funded by SDC).

Selected Guest Lectures

2020

Harvard University

Guest speaker in course ‘Peacebuilding: Approaches to Reducing Ethnoreligious Conflict. The pros and cons of power-sharing’ led by Melani Cammet at Harvard University, Government Department, GOV94. Online, October 2020.
2021

Oxford University

Guest speaker at virtual roundtable ‘Democracy in South East Europe: Backsliding or new normal?’ at Oxford University, St Antony’s College, SEESOX. Online, January 2021.
2020

VirtualASN

Participant at virtual roundtable ‘Democratic backsliding in the Western Balkans’ at the Association for the Study of Nationalities – #VirtualASN. Online, June 2020.

Media Presence

ongoing

Broadcast media

Al Jazeera English, ARTE, Al Jazeera Balkans, Deutsche Welle, N1 (SEE-regional), BH Television, Federal Television of BiH, Radio Slobodna Evropa, TV1 (BiH), Hayat TV (BiH), BH Radio 1.
ongoing

Print media

Les Echos (FR), Der Standard (AT), De Standaard (BE), Ritzau (DK), BIRN, Oslobođenje.
ongoing

Online media

Vice News, Al Jazeera, OZY.com, cafebabel.co.uk.