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Announcement of the panel/roundtable

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Panel/roundtable entitled "Discussion of Keith Doubt’s 'Through the Window:  Kinship and Elopement in Bosnia-Herzegovina'" will be held at the 47th Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown November 19-22, 2015. (

Chair: Sabrina Ramet,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Norwegian University of Science & Technology (Norway)

Roundtable Member: Alenka Bartulovic,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Roundtable Member: Zachary Irwin,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Penn State University

Roundtable Member: Yana Hashamova,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Ohio State University

Roundtable Member: Keith Doubt,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Wittenberg University


Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival

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The 12th Annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) of New York is coming up next month, Thursday, May 21 through Saturday, May 23, 2015.

The BHFF and BHAAAS invite you to attend and support the festival.

The BHFF is proud to be one of the largest and most enduring Bosnian-Herzegovinian cultural events in the US.  The festival has become an important cultural institution in NYC and among the Bosnian-Herzegovinian communities across North America, for whom the BHFF is a truly unique gathering.  Our success and ability to share Bosnian-Herzegovinian film is made possible by your support, so we hope you will get involved and spread the word.


Attending the BHFF

The details for the 12th Annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival are below.  We hope to see you there!

Dates: Thursday, May 21 through Saturday, May 23

Location: Tribeca Cinema; 54 Varick Street, New York, NY

Program & Tickets: Please visit our website at


Donate today

The BHFF is a non-profit that relies on contributions from the Bosnian-Herzegovinian community fund this event.  We appreciate donations of any size.

For instructions on how to donate by PayPal or check, please visit our website:


Meet us in Washington DC on May 8th

For those that live with the Washington DC area, we invite you to join us for a BHFF fund raiser at the Bosnian-Herzegovinian consulate on May 8th.  For details, please reach out to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



BHAAAS and BHFF Executive Board


BiH was awarded Fullbright Fellowship

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Supported by BHAAAS member Dr Ognjen Gajic, Dr Amra Sakusic from Tuzla, BiH was awarded Fullbright Fellowship for one year research in METRIC clinical research laboratory at the Mayo Clinic.


Mayo Clinic - Minnesota Campus
200 First Street, Southwest
Rochester, MN 55901-5901

April 08, 2015

Dear Dr. Ognjen Gajic, M.D.,

On behalf of Amra Avdo Sakusic, a Fulbright Foreign Student grantee from Bosnia & Herzegovina, we gratefully accept your offer of affiliation for a VSR in Medical Sciences for Fall 2015.

We will shortly issue grant documentation, a copy of which will be sent to you for your records.

Thank you very much for your interest and favorable consideration in this student’s case. We look forward to working with you again on future placements.


Megha Madan
Program Officer, University Placement Services 
Institute of International Education (IIE)


Training Abroad

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Semmes-Murphey program teaches neurosurgeons in Bosnia, Croatia

Dr. Kenan Arnautovic, in Osijek, Croatia, performs surgery with Dr. Dario Muzevic and Dr. Bruno Splavski, both of whom were Semmes-Murphey International Fellows previous years.

After growing up in Bosnia, going to medical school there and even training in neurosurgery there, Dr. Kenan Arnautovic had to go through training all over again when he came to the United States in 1994.



A special congratulations to Naim Logic

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A special congratulations to Naim Logic, who has now summited the highest peak on all seven continents, the coveted “Seven Summits.”

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BHAAAS Membership

Founding Members

Andi Arnautović MD
Family Medicine
Chicago, IL

Kenan Arnautović, MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS
Memphis, TN

Almasa Bass, PharmD
Clinical Research and Drug Development
Chapel Hill, NC

Sead Beganović, MD, PhD
Indianapolis, IN

Lejla Hadzikadić, MD, MSc
General Surgery
Boston, MA

Mirsad Hadzikadić, PhD
Computing and Informatics
Charlotte, NC

Zlatko Haverić, MD
Joliet, IL

Aleksandar Hemon
Chicago, IL

Emir Hodzić, DVM, PhD
Davis, CA

Migdat Hodzić, PhD
Santa Clara, California

Eldin E. Karaiković, MD, PhD
Chicago, IL

Djenita Pašić, Esq., JD
Louisville, KY

Rešad Pašić, MD, PhD
Obstetric and Gynecology
Louisville, KY

Adnan Šarčević, MD, MSc
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
New York




Board of Directors

Esad Boskailo, MD
Phoenix, AZ

Azra Terzich, EdD
Vice President
Louisville, KY

Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, MD, MSc
Second Vice President
Rochester, MN

Nirvana Pistoljevic, PhD
Third Vice President
New York, NY

Patrick McCarthy, MSc
Executive Board Member at Large
Saint Louis, MO

Igor Lemajic, MBA
Memphis, TN

Gordan Srkalovic, MD, PhD
Former President
Lansing, MI

Amila Buturovic, PhD
Toronto, Canada

Emir Festic, MD, FCCP
Jacksonville, FL

Dino Kujundzic, JD
Alexandria, WA

Namik Haveric, MD
Washington, DC

Lejla Hadzikadic Gusic, MD, MS
Charlotte, NC

Indira Arnautovic, MD
Technical Director
Chicago, IL

Asim Haracic, MD
Washington, DC

Amer Catovic, PhD
San Diego, CA

Diana Milojevic, MD
San Francisco, CA

Mahira Tanovic, MD
Glendale, NY





Gordan Srkalovic, MD, PhD - President
Esad Boskailo, MD - Vice President
Azra Terzich, EdD - Second Vice President
Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, MD, MSc - Secretary
Patrick McCarthy, MSc - Executive Board Member at Large,
Igor Lemajic, MBA - Treasurer
Andi Arnautovic, MD - Former President
Indira Arnautovic, MD - Technical Director

Djenita Pasic
Dino Kujundzic
Sulejman Dizdarevic

Igor Lemajic
Amra Rouche
Zoran Lozo

Mirsad Hadzikadic
Eldin Karaikovic
Kenan Arnautovic
Sasa Hemon
Dzenita Pasic
Andi Arnautovic

Aida Hozic
Snjezana Buzov
Esad Boskailo

Dusica Babovic
Adnan Atic
Amir Milic

Dusica Babovic
Patrick McCarthy
Jasmin Nuhic

Adnan Karaikovic

Esad Boskailo (President)
Amila Buturovic (Member)
Patrick McCarthy (Member)

Djenita Pasic

Enes Kanlic

Emir Hodzic (Sciences and Sections Coordinator)
Eldin Karaikovic (Medicine)
Mirsad Hadzikadic (Technology)
Dino Mulic (Arts)
Amila Buturovic (Social Sciences)




Criteria for Membership/ Membership Fees

Sve kategorije clanstva moraju ispunjavati sljedece uslove:

  1. Bosanskohercegovacko porijeklo.
  2. Drzavljanstvo ili stalni boravak u USA ili Kanadi;
  3. Visoka strucna sprema/graduate degree, sa izuzetkom kandidata iz nenaucnih oblasti;
  4. Odanost nacelima BHAAAS;
  5. Odanost ideji visenacionalne, demokratske Bosne i Hercegovine;
  6. Postovanje najvisih etickih i moralnih standarda, ukljucujuci i nacela vezana za slobodnu razmjenu ideja i misljenja;

Kriteriji za prijem:

1. Redovni clan (Active member):

  • Doktorat ili ekvivalent, sa izuzetkom kadidata iz oblasti kulture, umjetnosti, novinarstva i drugih nenaucnih oblasti;
  • Istaknuto profesionalno prisustvo (objavljene knjige, clanci, naucni i strucni radovi, odrzani koncerti, izlozbe, patenti, kriticka priznanja etc) u vlastitoj oblasti;
  • Zapazena aktivnost u okviru bosanskohercegovacke zajednice;

2. Pridruzeni clan (Associate Member):

  • Magisterij ili ekvivalent, sa izuzetkom kandidata iz oblasti kulture, umjetnosti, novinarstva i drugih nenaucnih oblasti;
  • Istaknuta aktivnost, kao i duzina prisustva, u svojoj profesionalnoj oblasti;
  • Znacajna aktivnost u okviru bosanskohercegovacke zajednice;

3. Dopisni clan (Corresponding Member):

  • Phd/ekvivalent ili magisterij/ekvivalent, sa izuzetkom kadidata iz oblasti  kulture, umjetnosti, novinarstva i drugih nenaucnih oblasti;
  • Kandidati ne ispunjavaju uslov stalnog boravka u USA/Kanadi, ali ispunjavaju uslov bosanskohercegovackog porijekla;
  • Zapazen doprinos bosanskohercegovackoj zajednici, nauci i kulturi;

4. Medjunarodni clan (International Member):

  • Kandidat ispunjava uslove i kriterije za Redovno ili Pridruzeno, osim sto ne zivi u Sjevernoj Americi, niti je bosanskohercegovackog porijekla;
  • Kandidat se istice aktivnostima vezanim za dobrobit bosanskohercegovacke zajednice, kako u zemlji, tako i u inostranstvu;

5. Pocasni clan (Honorary Member):

  • Kandidati ne ispunjavaju uslove i kriterije za ostale kategorije clanstva, ali su se istakli dosadasnjim radom vezanim za dobrobit bosanskohercegovacke zajednice u Sjevernoj Americi;

6. Kandidat (Candidate Member):

  • Kandidati su u procesu viseg stepena obrazovanja u USA ili Kanadi, a kompletiranjem procesa ce ispuniti uslove I krtierije za redovno ili pridruzno clanstvo; (vremenski limit za kategoriju kandidata je minimum jedna (1) a maksimum sedam (7) godina);
  • Kandidat ima fakultetsku diplomu;



Active members
$150.00 annually

Associate members
$75.00 annually

Corresponding members
$75.00 annually

Candidate members
$25.00 annually

International members

Honorary members




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