Book Launch: Healing and Peacebuilding After War - Transforming Trauma in Bosnia and Herzegovina

February 16

11:00am - 12:00pm

Audience: Current Student

You are invited to a multidisciplinary conversation with the editors and authors of this book about the roots and mechanisms of trauma created by war.

This book begins with a simple premise: trauma that is not transformed is transferred. Drawing on insights from academics, peace practitioners and trauma experts, we examined the limitations of our current strategies for promoting healing and peacebuilding after war while offering inroads into best practices to prevent future violence through psychosocial trauma recovery and the healing of memories. Collectively, the book’s authors provide strategic recommendations to policymakers, peace practitioners, donors and international organizations engaged in work in Bosnia and Herzegovina – strategies that can be applied to other countries rebuilding after war.

To learn more about the book:

Panel discussion with Amela Puljek-Shank, Borka Radic and Edita Colo Zahirovic

Breakout sessions with the authors:
- Incorporating trauma healing into peace practice (with Nancy Good, Amela Puljek-Shank, Katie Mansfield and Kristina Hook)
- Women and peacebuilding (with Zilka Spahic Šiljak, Marie E. Berry and Jessica Smith)
- Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina (with Randy Puljek-Shank (guest), Julianne Funk, Mina Rauschenbach and Stephanie Edwards)

This event is hosted jointly by:

TPO Foundation, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.