Dealing with the past – recognizing power in pain

This panel will present the stories of young people affected by the wars in ex-Yugoslavia, and about how they channeled their pain into forces of change, truth and reconciliation. The discussion within the panel will shed light on how victims and victim families can become not only the object of discussion in reconciliation processes, but rather subjects who are active participants in peacebuilding in the Balkans.


  • Mario Mažić, Inaugural Obama Foundation Scholar, PeaceNexus Foundation, Croatia


  • Ajna Jusić, The Forgotten Children of War Association, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Saranda Bogujevci, Activist, Politician, Kosovo
  • Zijo Ribić, Peace activist, Bosnia and Herzegovina
December 4 @ 12:30
12:30 — 13:30 (1h)

Frosina Hall

Ajna Jusić, Mario Mažić, Saranda Bogujevci, Zijo Ribić