Regarding recent events in our beloved home country, the Executive Committee of Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts & Sciences (BHAAAS) is releasing the following statement:
The Bosnian Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts & Sciences (BHAAAS) strongly supports the legitimate expression of civil activism and peaceful disagreement with the political and economic situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina. We encourage open dialogue and transparent discussion about all unresolved issues. BHAAAS strongly discourages any party involved in using violent means and destruction of property. Our Academy is ready and willing to assist with the resolution of the underlying problems by providing unbiased advice from our members and committees with expertise in conflict resolution.
– Gordan Srkalovic, President, BHAAAS
BHAAAS also formed Ad hoc Committee for Continuous Monitoring Crisis in Bosnia. Members of the Committee are: Past Presidents Mirsad Hadzikadic and Aleksandar Hemon, Members of Executive Committee Amila Buturovic and Nirvana Pistoljevic and past member of Executive Committee Aida Hozic. Goal of the Ad hoc Committee is daily monitoring, distribution of information and analysis to Executive Committee, collaboration with progressive forces in Bosnia, writing statements for BHAAAS membership and Bosnian community in N. America and home country. Ad hoc Committee will report to Executive Committee of BHAAAS.