2023 – CurrentHarvard University
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
2019 – CurrentUniversity of Sarajevo
Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo
2022 – CurrentBalkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group
Expert on Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Balkans
2014University of Sarajevo
Ph.D. in Political Science
Doctoral thesis: Promoting Democracy in Multiethnic Societies
2008Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin and University Potsdam
Master of Arts in International Relations
Master Internationale Beziehungen
2005University of Sarajevo
Diploma in Political Science
Illiberal Politics in Southeast Europe
Damir Kapidžić and Věra Stojarová
Segmental Volatility in Ethnically Divided Societies
Damir Kapidžić and Olivera Komar
2020Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
The Rise of Illiberal Politics in Southeast Europe
2023 – 2024Harvard University and Fulbright Visiting Scholars Program
Sharing Power by Lot
"Sharing power by lot. Strengthening democracy in post-conflict and divided societies through citizens' assemblies" Grant-holder and principal investigator
2020 – 2023EU 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.
2018Open Society Foundations
Alternatives to Consociationalism?
Grant-holder and PI at National University of Singapore and University Malaya
2022 – 2024
Council of Europe
Local expert consultant on deliberative democracy for 'Innovating Democratic Participation at the Local Level in Bosnia and Herzegovina' for the CoE Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.
2021 – 2022
Lead consultant on deliberative democracy for the ‘BiH Citizens’ Assembly’ for the European Union Special Representative to BiH.
2021 – 2022
Consultant to the Democratic Governance Section of the OSCE Mission to BiH.
Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award
Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award for research stay at Harvard University as a Weatherhead Visiting Scholar on the project "Sharing Power by Lot. Strengthening democracy in post-conflict and divided societies through citizens' assemblies"
Horizon 2020 grant for research project ‘Contexts of Extremism in MENA and Balkan Societies’ (Grant# 870772).
Open Society Foundations
Civil Society Scholar Award grant for research project ‘Alternatives to Consociationalism?’ (Grant# IN2017-37957).
Selected Guest Lectures
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.
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.
Parliament of the Republic of Austria
Keynote speaker: Der Westbalkan im Fokus – Hoffnungen, Rückschläge, neue Perspektiven und die Auswirkungen des Ukraine-Krieges auf die Region. Parliament of the Republic of Austria, Open Parliamentary Discussion. Vienna/Online, March 2022.
Al Jazeera English, Sky News, 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.
Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Les Echos (FR), Der Standard (AT), De Standaard (BE), Ritzau (DK), Oslobođenje.
Vice News, Al Jazeera, BIRN, OZY.com, cafebabel.co.uk.