Advisory Board

Dr. Daša Duhaček

dasa duhacekDaša Duhaček is a professor in the political science department of Belgrade University. She received her BA in philosophy from the University of Belgrade. She holds an MA in women's studies and a PhD in political science, both from Rutgers University. Prof. Duhaček is a co-founder of the Belgrade Women's Studies Center and Gender Research Center (1992), where she is now one of the coordinators. Her fields of research are feminist theory, philosophy, and political theory. She has taught at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest (1997–1999); Novi Sad, Serbia; Kotor, Montenegro; the State University of New York; Swarthmore College; the NOISE Athena Network Summer School; Inter University Center (IUC) in Dubrovnik, and elsewhere.

Prof. Duhaček has organized several international conferences in Belgrade, including What Can We Do for Ourselves? East European Feminist Conference, 1994; Inaugural Conference: Women's & Gender Studies in the Countries in Transition, 1998; and The Legacy of Hannah Arendt: Beyond Totalitarianism and Terror, 2002.

Her recent publications include:

"Captives of Evil: The Legacy of Hannah Arendt", co-edited with Obrad Savic, 2002 "The Making of Political Responsibility: The Case of Serbia" in eds. J. Regulska, J. Lukic, and D. Zavirsek "Feminist Perspectives on Democratization in Serbia," 2006 "Breme našeg doba: Odgovornost i rasuđivanje u delu Hane Arent" (The Burden of our time: Responsibility Judgment in Hannah Arendt’s Work), 2010.

Dr. Maram Masarwi

maram masarwiDr. Masarwi is currently the head of the early childhood department at Al Qasemi College of education and lecturer in the faculty of Education at the David Yallin College in Israel. She also conducts workshops in women’s empowerment and awareness. Masarwi was a fellow at the Mandel School for Educational Leadership (2005-2007).

Dr. Masarwi holds a PhD from the department of social work at Hebrew University, her dissertation was titled: “Gender Differences in Bereavement and Trauma Among Palestinian Parents Who Lost Their Children in al-Aqsa Intifada.” She holds an MA in education from Lesley University-Cambridge, and a BA in occupational therapy from Hebrew University.

She previously hosted the television program “Arabeska”, a bilingual broadcast on Israeli TV dealing with politics and current events in the Middle East. She is a 19-year resident of Neve-Shalom Wahat al-Salaam. Neve-Shalom Wahat al-Salam (Oasis for Peace), a bi-national community of Jews and Palestinian Arabs of Israeli citizenship that is engaged in educational work for peace, equality and understanding between the two peoples.

Hedvig Morvai

hedvig morvaiHedvig Morvai is the Executive Director of the European Fund for the Balkans, an initiative of a number of European foundations including the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the King Baudouin Foundation, the Compagnia di San Paolo and the ERSTE Foundation. The Fund is designed to help European foundations to become more actively involved in the Western Balkans and to prepare the countries of the region for their future in the EU.

In the period of 2002 – 2007 she was director of the Citizens’ Pact for South Eastern Europe (CPSEE), a regional initiative focused on cross border and regional cooperation of local communities and NGOs in SEE. With the CPSEE she was leading the “Visa Abolishment Campaign”, what became the flagship and most successful initiative of the organisation. Prior to this she was coordinating the Carpathian Information Exchange Network – AGORA, later the Novi Sad office of Partnership for Democratic Changes and she was engaged in the EXIT Festival team.

Hedvig began her civil activism in 1997, as a founder and vice president of the Hungarian Student Association of Vojvodina. She was associated to various non-governmental organizations as the Student Union of Serbia, the Novi Sad based Center for Multiculturalism, Humanitarian Center for Integration and Tolerance, Vojvodjanka-Regional Women’s Initiative and the Sarajevo based Foundation OneWorld.

She studied law and communications in Novi Sad and Belgrade and followed numerous courses, trainings and alternative education programmes in Europe. She is an alumna of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence in the scope of the CoE Network of Schools for Political Studies.

She is member of the Board of the European Citizen Action Service, advisory board member of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, of the Exit Festival, Share Festival, member of the Epos Network and the Serbian-American Women’s Leadership Network.

In 2006 she was laureate of the “Winning Freedom” (“Osvajanje slobode”) award, widely recognised in Serbia and handed by the Maja Marsicevic-Tasic Foundation to women whose actions intercede in favor of affirmation of Human Rights principles, the rule of law, democracy and tolerance.

Norma Musih

normamusihNorma Musih is a PhD Candidate in the department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. In her research, she traces th link between imagination and images in order to reclaim a citizenship that diverges from the one dictated by the state through a close analysis of photographs and activists projects in Palestine-Israel. Musih’s work draws from her curatorial work and her activist engagement as co-founder and former director of Zochrot.

Zochrot (Remembering in Hebrew) is a Tel Aviv based NGO, established in 2002, that seeks to raise public awareness of the Palestinian Nakba, particularly among Jews in Israel, who bear a special responsibility to remember and amend the legacy of 1948.

Musih holds a B.F.A from Bezalel Academy of Arts and an M.A form the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her thesis: “Angels in the Skies of Manshiye: On Three Practices of Ruination: Visual Genealogy,” is currently under preparation to be published by Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem.

Dr. Vladimir Petrovic

vladimir petrovicDr. Vladimir Petrovic obtained his BA and MPhil in contemporary history from Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy and his MA and PhD from Central European University (CEU) in Budapest.

He was an intern and analyst in the Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor's Office and in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and he completed his postdoctoral researcher at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Dr. Petrovic lectures in the Legal Department of Central European University and is a researcher at the Institute for Contemporary History in Belgrade.

His current academic interests are at the intersection of history and law in the practice of historical expert witnessing, as well as in the history of human rights breaches in the former Yugoslavia.


 

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