Laurence French, senior researcher in Justiceworks and affiliate professor of justice studies, has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist for the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior, Internal Affairs College in Bosnia and Herzegovina to work on their project, “Peace and Conflict Resolution.” French is already on the ground in Bosnia and Herzegovina where he will remain for six weeks, drafting new and amending existing institutional curricula, developing research capacity and publishing relevant publications.
“This is critical assignment given the turmoil in the region with thousands of Middle Eastern and African migrants traversing through the former Yugoslavia and the presence of ISIS in Bosnia,” says French. “This is also the 20th anniversary of the implementation of the Dayton Accords that partitioned Bosnia-Herzegovina into two major entities.”
The project is intended to give students, employees and the public new insight into war crimes and restorative justice.
French served as a Fulbright Scholar in 2009-10 at the University of Sarajevo on the faculty of criminal sciences.